Wyatt, Matilda Rose

Female 1910 - 2014  (104 years)

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  • Name Wyatt, Matilda Rose 
    Born 17 Jan 1910 
    Gender Female 
    Died 2 Sep 2014 

    • Matilda Rose (Wyatt) Fleming, 1910 - (Born in Monona Co., IA - court house has since burned with all the records of that era) Tilly, celebrated her 70th wedding anniversary in 1998. She and her husband, Elvin G. continue to live independently about two and a half miles from a small village. They are at this writing (Mar 2001) waiting eagerly to get started planting their garden.

      Tilly, who dreamed of someday becoming a school teacher was pulled out of school early in her 9th year (freshman in high school) to help bale hay. From there, she became a "hired girl" (domestic) working for neighbors as needed often for used clothing, but sometimes for as much as $3.00 a week. She was courted by one of her father's hired men and in 1928 the two 18 year olds, neither with a high school diploma were married:.
      While the worlds economies collapsed, along with most of their generation, Tilly and Elvin took any work they could find. Often they were paid in produce of used clothing, but they made a.living and brought a family into being in the process. Tilly, besides a housewife and mother, cooked in a logging camp, raised chickens, raised large gardens, preserved hundreds of quarts of everything that could be preserved,butchered and processed meat, sewed her own and most of the children's clothing and laundered all the clothing without a washing machine. After all the children had left the nest, Tilly and Elvin built their own retirement home in a 10 acre grove of pine trees that had been part of Elvin's father's farm. Tilly then worked at various times at interior decorating, meat cutting, and factory labor. As the quiet matriarch of the Wyatt family, her surviving siblings, nieces and nephews seek her input on family matters.
      Studying on her own, Tilly finally earned a high school diploma equivalency at age 68. Her sewing and gardening continue into her 91st year.
    Person ID I8276  Hougham
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2014 

    Father Wyatt, Melvin Jerome
              b. 25 May 1872, Logan Co Il Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 29 Sep 1965  (Age 93 years) 
    Mother Burger, Mary
              b. 24 Dec 1884
              d. 17 Mar 1965  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1901 
    Family ID F3018  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Fleming, Elvin Gilbert
              b. 13 Jan 1910 
    Married 2 Oct 1928 
    +1. Living
    +2. Fleming, Elvin Eugene (Bud)
              b. 3 Jan 1933, East Pepin WI Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 8 Feb 2015  (Age 82 years)
    +3. Living
     4. Fleming, Rose Ellen
              b. 21 Sep 1943
              d. 1 Mar 1945  (Age 1 years)
    +5. Living
    Family ID F3025  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart