Esther Black (1894)


Birth15 Jun 1894 at Antimony, Garfield, Utah, USA
Death08 Apr 1990 at Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA
Burial08 Apr 1990 at Provo City Cem.,Provo,Utah,Utah

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Benjamin Lynn Mathews (1892) and Esther Black (1894)

The Life of Father and Mother

by LaRae Mathews

The Spirit of Christmas faded into the past and the dawn of a new day rose forth. That new day brought peace and good will to Thomas and Mary Ellen Mathews. A son was born to them on the 26th day of December 1892 in a middle-sized rock house at Beaver, Utah. He was given the name of Benjamin Lynn Mathews. That new-born son was my father. He has brought joy to his parents as well as his own children. I know that each member of his family would agree when I said, “He is the kind of father any person would enjoy.” He has sacrificed his life for us and has given us everything that a young person would want– education, encouragement, and the most important of all– being a real father. Whenever life seemed dull, it was he who made you realize the importance of it. If you made a mistake he would say, “That’s all right, we’ll find another way.”

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