Person:Matilda Rawling (1)

Matilda Rebecca Rawling
d.1 SEP 1937 Toledo, Lincoln, OR
  1. Edger Rawling1833 - 1911
  2. William Rawling1839 -
  3. Matilda Rebecca Rawling1844 - 1937
  4. David Byron RawlingAbt 1851 - 1864
  1. Willie H. JohnsonAbt 1861 - 1862
  2. Anna Elizabeth Johnson1865 - 1944
  3. George JohnsonAbt 1867 - 1868
  4. Mary Emma Johnson1870 -
  5. Roscoe Conklin Johnson1872 - 1943
  6. Isabell Frances Johnson1875 - 1958
  7. Verna Johnson1877 -
  8. Bessie Johnson1879 -
  9. Milo Edger Johnson1883 - 1950
Facts and Events
Name Matilda Rebecca Rawling
Gender Female
Birth? 2 NOV 1844 Markham, , ON, Canada
Death? 1 SEP 1937 Toledo, Lincoln, OR
Burial? Newport, Lincoln, Oregon
Ancestral File Number QQN5-XT

CENSUS: 1860 Federal Census, Genesee Co., MI; Twp of Forest, P. O. Forest, page 70. Matilda, age 15, b. Canada, attended school in last year. 1860 United States Federal Census <> about Matilda Rowling Name: Matilda Rowling[Matilda Rawling] Age in 1860: 15 Birth Year: abt 1845 Birthplace: Canada Home in 1860: Forest, Genesee, Michigan Gender: Female Post Office: Forest Household Members: Name Age John Rowling 56 Ann Rowling 56 Edgar Rowling 27 William Rowling 21 Matilda Rowling 15 Byron Rowling 8 Surnames should all be RAWLING; The name of Edgar was actually EDGER. Howard Johnston note.

1870 Federal Census, Genesee Co., MI; Post Office = Otisville; 16 June 1870. Matilda, age 23, white, female, mar., keeps house, both parents of foreign birth, b. Canada. Below is 1870 Federal Census: Name: Matilda Johnson Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847 Age in 1870: 23 Birthplace: Canada Home in 1870: Forest, Genesee, Michigan Race: White Gender: Female Post Office: Otisville. Occupation: keeping house Both parents of foreign birth.

Household Members: 

Name Age William H Johnson 32 Matilda Johnson 23 Anna Johnson 4 Mary Johnson 1/12 The father's name is clearly spelled "William A." on the original census record.

1880 Michigan Soundex: J525 vol. 14, enumeration dist. 175, sheet 37, line 25. Lapeer Co., MI, Otter Lake, Marathon twp. William Johnson, white male, age 46, b. New Brunswick. Matilda Johnson, wife, age 35, b. Canada. Anne, 14, b. MI. Roscoe, 7, b. MI. Isabell, 5, b. MI. Verna, 3, b. MI.

1880 CENSUS: Michigan, Lapeer Co., village of Otter Lake, p 3, supv dist 3, enum dist 175, 5 June 1880: Matilda, white, female, age 35, born Canada, both parents born England. Below data from 1880 census data. Name: Matilda Johnson Home in 1880: Otter Lake, Lapeer, Michigan Age: 35 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1845 Birthplace: Canada Relation to Head of Household: Wife Spouse's Name: William Father's birthplace: England Mother's birthplace: England Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Female Household Members: Name Age William Johnson 46 Matilda Johnson 35 Anne Johnson 14 Roscoe Johnson 7 Isbell Johnson 5 Verna Johnson 3 Bessie Johnson 11M

1900 Federal Census: Iosco Co., MI, City of Tawas City, 8 June 1900, page 1399. Johnson, Matilda R., white, female, b. Nov. 1844; age 55; widow; mother of 8 children, 4 living; b. Canada, both parents b. England. Owns home, mortgaged. This census report does not list date when she came to US. Reads, writes, speaks English.

JOHNSTON, ROSCO C (1920 U.S. Census) OREGON , LINCOLN, N TOLEDO PCTAge: 47, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: MISeries: T625 Roll: 1495 Page: 135 73 73 Johnston, Rosco C., head, O, M, m, w, 47, m, -, -, -, -, yes, yes, B. Mich., f. b. Maine, m. b. Canada, English, yes, farmer, general, O.A., 61. Mable H., wife, -, -, f, w, 42, m, -, -, -, -, yes, yes, she & parents b. Mich., yes, none. Vernon, son, -, -, m, w, 18, s, -, -, -, yes, yes, yes, b. *Mich., parents b. Mich., yes, none. Weydemeyer, Warren, father-in-law & partner, m, w, 72, Wd, -, -, -, -, yes, yes, b. Mich., parents b. NJ, yes, none. Philetus, R., X, -, -, m, w, 81, Wd, -, -, -, -, yes, yes, he & parents b. NJ, yes, none, Johnson, Matilda R., mother, -, -, f, w, 75, Wd, Un, Un, -, -, yes, yes, b. Canada, LC, f. b. England, English, m. b. England, English, yes, none. Resides Pioneer Road.

  • obvious mistake by census taker - well documented he was born in Montana.

HISTORY: The following information fm a letter fm Clayton Davis dated 23 Jan 1988: "Grandma Matilda lived with us a few years, 1914-15?, and we never talked to her about her life with Wm. I cannot recall that my mother told us much about it either. I do not have an old family Bible either. We had a large handmade kitchen cupboard that came from the Johnson house in Tawas. Grandma J. went back to Moscow??. Later when my wife Joyce and I lived in Chicago we went to Alpena on vacation to visit my parents and Grandma J. and Aunt Anna (a wonderful person) were there. Later (about 1933 or '34) Grandma & Aunt Anna visited with us between trains in Chicago on their way back to Moscow and we never saw them again."

DEATH: DEATH CERTIFICATE: Residence, 4 miles east of Toledo (lived with Roscoe & Mabel Johnston who lived at junction of hiway 20 and the old Pioneer road, east of Toledo). Age 92 yrs 10 m 30 days. Certificate local registered #33; state registered #35. State of Oregon Certificate.