Jalmer Mathius Mattson

b. 3 February 1891, d. February 1977
  • Jalmer Mathius Mattson was born on 3 February 1891 in Fairport Harbor, Lake County, Ohio.
  • Alexander Mattson and Emma Josefina Reini appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota. Other members of the household included Jalmer Mathius Mattson, Hilja Mattson, Hilda Elizabeth Mattson, Albert Alexander Mattson, Wilho Edward Mattson and Hubert John Mattson.
  • Alexander Mattson and Emma Josefina Reini appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in 421 Park Avenue, Lawrence County, South Dakota. Other members of the household included Jalmer Mathius Mattson, Albert Alexander Mattson, Hubert John Mattson, George Mattson, Toivo Ralph Mattson, Emma Elvira Mattson and Walter Rudolph Mattson.
  • He was a gold miner, according to the 1910 census.
  • He married Olive Iring on 28 August 1912 in Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, with H. L. Case, Minister, officiating. Bride and groom were both residents of Lead, Lawrence County.
  • Jalmer Mathius Mattson registered for the draft on 29 May 1917 in Lawrence County, South Dakota, while living at 421 Park Avenue in Lead, married, and employed as a showman by World at Home Shows, Chicago.
  • In 1919, at the close of the war, Sander and Emma Mattson were photographed together with all of their living children: Jim, Albert, Jalmer, Hilda, Pete, Walter, Mayme, Martha, and Emma. On 5 April 1991, brother Hubert John "Pete" (in Hot Springs, South Dakota) wrote to Emma Davies (in Augusta, Georgia), "The picture that Elton sent you was taken in 1919 when we were living at 421 Park Ave. It was taken after Jalmer, Jim and Aub had been discharged from the service. I believe that that was the last time we were all together, as shortly after that Aub & Jalmer went to Butte, Mont., and Jim went to Sturgis, Mich."
  • The following appeared on 28 January 1924 in the Lead Daily Call: Santer [sic] Mattson, well known to Finnish circles and for the past 26 years a resident of this city and an employee of the Homestake company, died yesterday at 10 a. m., at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at the Finnish Evangelical church, Thursday at 2 p.m., Rev. K. V. Mykhanene officiating.
         Deceased was born in Wurta Finland, 1869, and in early manhood came to this country. He has been a United States citizen for the past 25 years. The immediate cause of his death was consumption.
         Mr. Mattson was a member of the Ancient order of United Workmen, the Homestake Aid association and for years was a leading figure in the Finnish Temperance society. Thoroughly Americanized, he besought for his large family the finest that educational institutions in this country afford. His success is attested to by the success of his children.
         He is survived by his wife, a brother, Nestor Rento, and the following children: Hjalmer, safety engineer of the Anaconda Copper Mining company, of Butte, Mont; Mrs. W. A. Ferguson of Lead; Albert A., states attorney at Soda Springs, Ida; Hubert J., expert manager for Kersch Lace Curtain and Rod company, Sturgis, Mich; Ralph, a student at the University of South Dakota at Vermillion; and Walter, Emma, Martha and Mamie, minors.
  • The following appeared on 23 August 1939 in the Lead Daily Call: Mrs. Josephine Mattson, a well known and highly respected resident of Lead for the past 40 years, succumbed in the Homestake hospital this morning about 1 o'clock. Mrs. Mattson had been receiving hospitalization the past two months for a broken hip, and was apparently recovering until a few hours before her death, when she became critically ill. Her unexpected death was a severe shock to her family and friends.
         The deceased was born in Laihija, Finland, May 3, 1872, and came to the United States in 1889. She had been a resident of Lead since 1899. Her husband died January 27, 1924, and five children also preceded her in death.
         Surviving sons and daughters are Jalmer of Butte, Mont; Mrs. Hilda Ferguson, Lead; Albert A., of Pittsburgh, Pa; Hubert J., of Tehonsha, Mich; T. Ralph, of Hot Springs; Mrs. Emma Davies, of Wagner, S. D; Walter, Martha and Mayme Henry, of Lead.
         The absent sons and daughters are enroute to Lead. Mrs. Ferguson was visiting in Minneapolis at the time of her mother's death and came today by plane.
         Other survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Rentto, Lead, and Mrs. Saraphia Hilston of Fairpoint, Ohio; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was a member of the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran church. Funeral services will probably be held Friday or Saturday, although no definite arrangements have yet been made.
  • The following appeared on 19 September 1950 in the [Butte] Montana Standard: Albert A. Mattson, star catcher with the Clarks and the A. C. M. teams in the old Butte Mines league of about a quarter or more of a century ago, died suddenly Saturday at his home at Pittsburgh, Pa. Death was due to a heart attack. News was received here by his brother, Jalmer M. Mattson of 14 North Clark street. /P/ Mr. Mattson, 55, an attorney, left here after his playing days were over and later becaue associated as an attorney with a government department in Washington, D. C., in which capacity on occasion he visited Butte. Later he became associated with the Koppers company of Pittsburgh as counsel and was connected with this company at the time of his death. /P/ Mr. Mattson will be recalled by many of the old Mines league fans as a fine catcher and an enthusiastic sportsman, who was highly popular with his associates both on and off the diamond. /P/ Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at Neguance, Mich., where relatives rest. /P/ The surviving relatives, in addition to his brother and sister-in-law in Butte, Mr. and Mrs. Jalmer M. Mattson, include his widow, three brothers and four sisters.
  • The SSDI lists Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, as the last residence of record of Jalmer Mathius Mattson.
  • Jalmer Mathius Mattson died in February 1977.
  • Last Edited: 16 Jul 2016

Family: Olive Iring b. circa 1892