Monday, May 16, 2011

Miss Mildred Matthias

According to her death certificate, Mildred Matthias was born to Everett and Katherine (Grafton) Matthias on December 16, 1895. Her obituary, which was located in the 1952 OBITUARY NOTEBOOK at the Sandusky Library, states that Miss Mildred L. Matthias was a teacher in Sandusky elementary and junior high schools since she was 18 years of age. She was teaching at Jackson Junior High School when the building opened in 1927. Mildred Matthias passed away on May 17, 1952. She had been a member of First Congregational Church, the Martha Pitkin Chapter of the D.A.R., and was involved with the Junior Red Cross of Sandusky. Mildred was survived by her father and two brothers. She was buried in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. The tombstone of Mildred Matthias has this inscription:

This Memorial Given by the Pupils of Sandusky Junior High School

A school book appears next to the inscription. Miss Matthias must truly have been appreciated by her students, for them to have contributed funds towards her tombstone.

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