Mathias Family Archives

Fredderick James Mathias 
 The Baby!


Wednesday, May 24, 2000


All Photographs and text and sound copyright ©2000 Dennis Mathias

  Freddie as a baby
About 1894FREDDERICK JAMES4 MATHIAS (FREDRICK GEORGE3, HENRY2, HENRY1) was born September 23, 1893 in Liberty, NE, and died March 25, 1978 in Beatrice, NE (Lutheran Hospital)1.  He married LULA EMMA THOMAS October 4, 1911 in Pawnee City, NE2, daughter of JOSEPH THOMAS and ALMA VAUGHN.

Fred went to Wales when he was 14 and visited his Auntie Gus (Augusta) .  One day while walking with her in town, Auntie Gus said to him " comes a rich must bow to her." Freddie replied " I'll be darned if I'll bow to her!" Cheeky!

It is believed that Fred was visiting Wales because of an illness on his father's (Frederick George Mathias) side of the family. This means he spent much of his time near Wolfsdale, Wales in Pembrokeshire.