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John P. T. Mathias (1848-1927)
MSA SC 3520-14390


Born John Philip Thomas Mathias on September 7, 1848, near Creagerstown in Frederick County, Maryland.  Son of Philip and Eleanor Carmack (Stimmel) Mathias. Grandson of Revolutionary War recruiting officer, Griffith Mathias. Nephew of Rose Ann Mathias. Brother to Eliza J. Stocksdale, Laura Ogle, Ella J. Routzahn, Elizabeth Loy, Alice Routzahn, Rose Krise, Susan Thomas, Etta Hartsock, Park G., and Abbie Snively. Attended public and private schools in Frederick County. Married Elizabeth Agnes McCurdy on July 2, 1879; one son, Charles McCurdy Mathias, born December 16, 1886. Died January 20, 1927, in Frederick County, Maryland.

Maryland House of Delegates, Frederick County, 1902. Maryland State Senate, Frederick County, 1908-1914. Vice-president of Maryland Delegation to Republican National Convention, (Chicago) 1908. Partner in the wholesale hat firm of Buck & Mathias in Baltimore until retiring in 1893. Elder at St. John's Lutheran Church. President, Frederick County chapter of the Christian Endeavor Society. Member, Masons; Knights of Templar; and Knights of Pythias.

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