Hiram F. Mather
He was the son of Gibbons Mather (1760–1815) and Hannah (Foote) Mather (1766–1844). He graduated from Yale College in 1813. Then he studied theology at Andover Seminary, but abandoned this after two years, and studied law at Auburn, New York instead. He was admitted to the bar in 1819, and practiced in Elbridge, Onondaga County, New York.
On April 8, 1821, he married Sarah Anne Hyde (1800–1824), and they had two children. On November 26, 1831, he married Mary Parsons Cole (1806–1855), and they had eight children.
In 1844, he removed to Niles, Michigan, and in 1853 to Chicago. On October 15, 1857, he married Anna T. Norton.
He was buried at the Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles, MI.
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 128f and 143; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
- Death of Hon. Hiram F. Mather in NYT on July 14, 1868
- Obituary Record of Yale Graduates (who died 1867-68) (pg. 267) [gives wrong death date "July 12"]
- Mather genealogy
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