Charles Henry Mather
(1869-1954) was Eleazer's great-grandson. Eleazer's son Seth died at age 31 when his little son Henry was only 7 years old. Henry grew up in New York, then came to Michigan in 1837, then moved to Toledo, Ohio in the early 1860's, where his son Charles was born. Charles married Cora Rex and had four children: Coit, Beatrice, Dwight and James. Below are some of the family pictures.
Charles and Cora with children Dwight, Coit, and Beatrice, about 1905. The little family was not to last long, however. In 1909 Cora died. Charles put the three older children in the Protestant Orphan Asylum in Detroit, gave the baby, James, to a neighbor to raise, and moved to Wisconsin. We have never figured out why he did that.
Protestant Orphan Asylum, 1910. Dwight is the first child, front row, Beatrice the third child, and Coit is the tall one in the back.
Baby James in 1909.