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Kirtley Fletcher Mather

Male 1888 - 1978  (90 years)


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  • Name Kirtley Fletcher Mather 
    Born 13 Feb 1888  Chicago, Cook Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 May 1978  Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., NM Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 4 Jun 1978  Granville, Licking Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Kirtley Mather was serving as the Chairman of the Department of Geology of Harvard University at the time of the Scopes trial. He offered extensive testimony on how geologists are able to accurately tell the history of various animal and plant life by discovering and researching fossil remains. He testified that in many of the rocks they find, there are fossil remains of both plant and animals that are as old as the rocks from which they are found. Mr. Mather then traced out a chronological time line of the oldest rocks and the fossils found.
      Mather argued that evolution is not trying to replace religion, but merely serves as another approach to finding out how mankind and the rest of the living world came about.
      Tompkins, Jerry R., Ed. D-Days at Dayton: Reflections on the Scopes Trial.
    Person ID I3552  Mather
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2004 

    Father William Green Mather,   b. 15 Oct 1855, Romeo, Macomb Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1937, Granville, Licking Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Julia Sabrina King,   b. 1 Aug 1860, Jackson, Jackson Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1938, Granville, Licking Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 8 May 1884  Jackson, Jackson Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F855  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Marie Porter,   b. 12 May 1889, Lenawee Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1971, Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., NM Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 12 Jun 1912 
    Children 
     1. Florence Margaret Mather,   b. 13 Jun 1916, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 2006, Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., NM Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. Julia Carolyn Mather,   b. 16 Mar 1920, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1986, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. Jean Marie Mather
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F1770  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Muriel Speare,   b. 14 Aug 1913,   d. 4 Sep 1996, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 31 May 1977 
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F2373  Group Sheet