Matilda Jane "Till" Summers1

ID#564, b. 24 November 1872, d. 17 July 1944
Matilda J. (Summers) Hathaway
Father: Joseph Summers
Mother: Martha Ellen Matthew

Birth date: 24 November 1872
Birth place: Taylor County, West Virginia.2,3

She was commonly known by the nickname, Till. One of her great-nephews remembers hearing her called "Aunt Till" by nieces and nephews.1

Matilda married Sida H. Hathaway, son of Francis Hathaway and Clory McCulty, on 9 December 1893 in Calhoun County, West Virginia.4

Photograph of Matilda with her parents and several siblings. Date taken: August 1917. Location: unknown. Eight of their 14 children are in this photo. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.5

Photograph of Matilda with Sida H. Hathaway. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.6

Matilda died at age 71 on 17 July 1944 in Calhoun County, West Virginia.3,7 Interred on 18 July 1944 in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Cemetery, Mt. Zion, Calhoun County, West Virginia, her name appears on the gravestone as "Matilda J. Hathaway". An additional inscription reads, "Sida H. Hathaway and Matilda J., his wife."8,7

Click on camera icon(s) to view photo(s) of gravestone, then use your browser's back button to return here.8

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1880Calhoun County, West VirginiaMatilda J. Summers, female, age 7, daughter, single, born in W Va
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1880)9
1920Calhoun County, West VirginiaMatilda J. Hathaway, female, age 47, wife, married, born in West Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 January 1920)10

Deceased Children of Matilda Jane "Till" Summers and Sida H. Hathaway:

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Church Index
Last Edited Date=23 Feb 2016


  1. [S231] Interview with Robert H. Leach by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 12 September 1999.
  2. [S195] "West Virginia Marriages, January 1881 to November 1936," presented by The Calhoun County WVGenWeb, online
  3. [S269] Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery, gravestone inscriptions, presented by Calhoun County WVGenWeb, online
  4. [S79] Database: Calhoun County, West Virginia Marriages, 1863-1900 (filtered for surname = Summers; records 1-6 of 6), online (Provo, Utah:, a subsidiary of, Inc.).
  5. [S68] Photograph of Joseph and Martha Summers with their adult children taken August 1917. From collection owned by Lela (Church) Leach, inherited by her son, Robert H. Leach. Digital scan of original photo made by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  6. [S1763] Digital photograph of Sida and Matilda (Summers) Hathaway, submitted by hathaway97 (user name) to (My many branches). Permission to use granted to Jo Ellen Dalton on 21 February 2013.
  7. [S1765] Matilda Hathaway, Certificate of Death, Calhoun County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online, file 1983557_0000750.jpg.
  8. [S1655] Digital photo of gravestone in Mt. Zion Cemetery, taken by ELA44 (#47344669) on or before 07 January 2011, online
  9. [S199] Joseph Summers household, 1880 U.S. Census, Calhoun County, West Virginia, Lee District, Enumeration District 144, page 5A (243 stamped), National Archives micropublication T9_1401.
  10. [S1506] Sida H. Hathaway household, 1920 U.S. Census, Calhoun County, West Virginia, Sherman District, Enumeration District 22, sheets 1B and 2A, National Archives micropublication T625_1950.
  11. [S178] Unknown household household, 1910 U.S. Census, Calhoun County, West Virginia, unknown page, National Archives micropublication T624_1677, Sidie Hathaway household, population schedule, ED 22, sheets 5A and 5B, dwelling 18, family 18.
  12. [S1196] Sida Hathiway household, 1900 U.S. Census, Calhoun County, West Virginia, Sherman District, Enumeration District 25, sheet 12A (72 stamped), National Archives micropublication T623_1757.