Albert Alexander Mattson

b. 26 March 1894, d. 16 September 1950
  • Albert Alexander Mattson was born on 26 March 1894 in Fairport Harbor, Lake County, Ohio.
  • He was known as Aub.
  • 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 Albert Alexander Mattson, Hilja Mattson, Jalmer Mathius Mattson, Hilda Elizabeth 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 Albert Alexander Mattson, Jalmer Mathius Mattson, Hubert John Mattson, George Mattson, Toivo Ralph Mattson, Emma Elvira Mattson and Walter Rudolph Mattson.
  • The following appeared on 10 September 1912 in the Lead Daily Call: "Aub" Mattson and Roland Klingler will leave in a few days for Ann Arbor, Michigan, where they will enter school. These young men graduated from Lead High school a year ago and have been working for the company since. Mr. Mattson will study medicine and Mr. Klingler will study law.
  • The following appeared on 24 September 1912 in the Lead Daily Call: On the Northwestern this evening three of Lead's brightest boys will leave for the east to enter school. All of them are graduates of the High school this year, and all of them passed their examinations with high marks. Aub Mattson, since graduation has not been idle, but has been doing a man's work in the mines and making good, like he did in his studies while a student in the High school, although the work under ground is of a strenuous variety. . . .
  • Albert Alexander Mattson registered for the draft on 25 May 1917 in University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, while living in Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota, at 421 Park Avenue, single, and a student at the University of Michigan.
  • The following appeared on 3 July 1917 in the Lead Daily Call: One of the principal events in Deadwood's offer of entertainment tomorrow will be the ball game between Deadwood and Lead teams. Since the return to Lead of Aub Mattson from the university of Michigan where he graduated in law, there has been a marked revival of interest in the game here and a real desire to get a creditable team in the field. The best available will be put into the game tomorrow and it is safe to predict something better than Lead has shown thus far this year. . . .
  • The following appeared on 13 January 1918 in the Lead Daily Call: Albert Mattson who at present is in Montana is expected home for a few days visit with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Sander Mattson before leaving for the amy, which he expects will be about the 24th.
  • 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."
  • He married Ida Justine Smedman in 1920.
  • The following appeared on 16 May 1922 in The Anaconda Standard: Albert Matson, a well-known ball player, formerly with the A. C. M. but now a member of the Clark squad, has been admitted to law practice. Mr. Matson is a graduate of the University of Michigan and has announced the opening of his offices with Cavanaugh and Hopkins.
  • 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 2 April 1925 in the Lead Daily Call: Funeral services for Nestor Rentto (Mattson), who died in his home at 720 Barclay avenue, March 31, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the First Finnish Lutheran church, Rev. K. V. Mykkanen officiating. Deceased was born in Wirtailla, Finland, in 1873. He came to Lead in 1901, and worked for the Homestake Mining company 23 years. [:CR;] [:TAB;] Miss Tyyne Rentto, a daughter, who has been teaching in the schools at Iroquois, and a son, Alexander, who is a student at the state college at Brookings, arrived today to attend the funeral. Albert (Aub) Mattson, a nephew, and wife, of Soda Springs, Ida., are expected to arrive Saturday. Mrs. Ida Taivola, a sister of the deceased, is coming also, but the date of her arrival is not known.
  • Albert Alexander Mattson and Ida Justine Smedman appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Washington, District of Columbia, at 2415 20th Street and also Ida's sister Ruth M. Smedman, age 22.
  • He was employed as a lawyer by the US government, according to the 1930 census.
  • 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.
  • Albert Alexander Mattson died on 16 September 1950 at age 56 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
  • Ida Justine Smedman became a widow at his death.
  • 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.
  • Last Edited: 16 Jul 2016

Family: Ida Justine Smedman b. 1 December 1895, d. 6 July 1993