Mattie Finch Washington

Death Certificate: Mattie Finch Washington

Death Certificate of Mattie Finch Washington showing her interment at Pilot Point Memorial Cemetery in Pilot Point, Texas.

WASHINGTON, MATTIE FINCH (1880-1959): Mattie Finch was born in 1850 to parents Gus and Josaphine in Alabama. Shortly after her birth, the family moved to Pilot Point, Texas.  Mattie’s mother, Josaphine, died in 1892, when Mattie was only 12 years old. Mattie’s father married Mariah Combs that same year. Mattie’s father and new stepmother had at least four more children during their marriage, giving Mattie several half-siblings including Mary Finch in 1894.  In 1896 Mattie married Green Washington and was listed in the subsequent census records as a housewife. The couple had four children: Kate (1899), Martha (1902), George (1903), and Lincoln (1914). In June of 1958, Mattie's son George died of an apparent suicide. This must have taken a toll on her health, as she would die nearly a year to the day later, June 12, 1959, of a vascular incident attributed to arteriosclerosis.  It is not known where George is buried, but Mattie was interred at Pilot Point Memorial Cemetery with her father and stepmother.

Ann Allen | Isaac Allen | Matilda Allen | Thomas Allen | Martha Billingslea | John Burton | Louisa Burton | Dora Davis | Wash Davis | Charles Ellis | Mrs. Charles Ellis | Gus Finch | Josaphine Finch | Mary Turner Fourteen | Eliza Jane White Green | Hezekiah Griffin | Lindsay Haflin | Melvinie Hays | Charity Shears Holloway Helm | Henry Holloway | Georgia Ann Holstein | Abraham Lyles | Mary Varner Lyles | Marvin Newsom | Charles Oliver | Peggy Oliver | Mary B. Finch Peace | James Robinson | Harriet Davis Shears | Henry Shears | Lucy Shears | Risom Shears | Henry Smith | Lissie Smith | Little Smith | Agle Lee Truitt | George Truitt | Lou Smith Truitt | Ceborn Vaughner | Lewis Vaughner | L.D. "Lover" Vaughner | Jennie Lyles Walker | Infant Ware | Infant Ware II | Mattie Finch Washington | John D. White | Washington Whitlow | Amanda "Mandy" Truitt Williams | Angeline Williamson

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Citations:, 1900, 1910, and 1920 United States Censuses; Marriage Certificate; Death Certificate.