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FairfaxMan (#46892589)
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Bio Photo I have been interested in family history for many years, but have just gotten serious about it in the last ten or so. My family is from Fairfax County, Va. I live in Gainesville, Va. I will answer Questions and take photos in Fairfax and Prince William Counties as time allows.
Some of the surnames that I am interested in are Swink, Magarity (McGarity), Reid, Shepherd, and Payne.
My book; "The Swink Family of Fairfax County, Virginia" is now available. Please contact me for pricing.
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Jonathan Laing
RE: Lena E. (Harrington) Mattison
Here is Lulu's second husband.

Added by Jonathan Laing on Aug 20, 2016 11:35 AM
Jonathan Laing
RE: Lena E. (Harrington) Mattison
I think that this is how it goes.

William H. Mattison parents were Albert and Althea Keech Mattison, Albert's parents were Elijah Benson Mattison and Abigail Baxter.

Elijah Benson Mattison and Abigail Baxter had a son Eli Rhodes Mattison who was married twice. His second wife Laura Jane unknown had Alva B. Mattison who married Minerva E. and they had Mary E. Mattison (Locke).

So they were cousins.

Hope this helps.
Added by Jonathan Laing on Aug 20, 2016 11:13 AM
Jonathan Laing
RE: Lena E. (Harrington) Mattison
Here is her sister Connie Brewer's obit.
Added by Jonathan Laing on Aug 20, 2016 10:34 AM
Jonathan Laing
RE: Lena E. (Harrington) Mattison
Here is her real mother Mary Mattison Locke

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Added by Jonathan Laing on Aug 20, 2016 10:27 AM
Jonathan Laing
RE: Lena E. (Harrington) Mattison
Here is Lulu's location with some more details mentioning step mother Lena.
Added by Jonathan Laing on Aug 20, 2016 10:24 AM
Jonathan Laing
RE: Lena E. (Harrington) Mattison
Wow Talk about confusion. I agree that this is a challenge. Thanks for the info.
Added by Jonathan Laing on Aug 20, 2016 10:14 AM
Jonathan Laing
RE: Lena E. (Harrington) Mattison
Actually I did find her obituary. I relinked her and have added the obit to her profile.

Mrs. Lena E. Mattison

Mrs. Lena E. Mattison, 71, of 6 Pearl St. Hudson Falls, widow of William Mattison, died yesterday at Glen Falls Hospital following a short illness. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Glen Falls.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Gage of Hudson Falls, two brothers, James Harrington of Berlin and William Harrington of Glens Falls, five sisters, Mrs. Clara Conley of Troy, Mrs. Mabel O'Connor, Mrs Violet Bell and Mrs Viola Blackmer all of Glens Falls and Mrs Charles Nichoson of West Glen Falls.

The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. from First Baptist Church with Rev. A. King Wise, pastor officiating. A prayer service will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the home of her niece, Mrs James Barry, 26 Hudson Ave., Glens Falls. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Fort Edward.

The Troy Record, Wednesday Morning September 14, 1960
Added by Jonathan Laing on Aug 20, 2016 9:00 AM
Jonathan Laing
RE: Lena E. (Harrington) Mattison
I removed the link for now. I can't find or remember why I linked them. They were near each other. Thanks for pointing it out. I will have to see what I can find out later.

Added by Jonathan Laing on Aug 20, 2016 8:06 AM
Buddys Ears
Leonard Selim Anderson (1895 - 1962)
Dear FairfaxMan,

My name is Adrea Scholnick - Miller. My dad, Irving Scholnick served on the USS Hope (a HOSPITAL SHIP) during WW2. When he passed away in 1997, I decided to make a website in honor of those who served aboard the ship with him. Unfortunately, he was army (medical staff) and I didn't have much in the way of military records for the Naval personnel.

Two months ago, after almost 20 years, I obtained the muster rolls for the USS Hope and am finally able to research the men and women from the navy, and to my surprise I have all of the names, ranks and other information about people who were patients aboard the USS Hope.

I am currently researching the patients. I have over 1000 pages so far.

Researching this is very tedious. I am trying to obtain pictures of as many men & women who set foot on the ship as I can to be included on their own personal webpage. Leonard was a patient on the USS Hope in November of 1944.

I was wondering if you have any other pictures of Leonard that you would be willing to share for my website. I would also like to ask for permission to use the picture you have posted of Leonard & his Mom. Please contact me via my regular email address

My regular email address is

Thank you in advance.
Adrea Scholnick - Miller
daughter of Tec 5 Irving Scholnick
5/31/22 - 8/25/97
Added by Buddys Ears on Jan 29, 2016 5:37 AM
Wendy Allen
RE: Mary Etta Reid Smith
Thanks so much for all the info you have provided with the Reid side of the family. Mary Etta was born in 1838 and is shown on the 1850 and 1860 census records with the rest of the Reid family in Fairfax, VA.
Mary Etta was my 2xs great grandmother. She and Lewis B. Smith had one child, Richard B. Smith, who had two grandchildren, my father being one, so all of Mary Etta's photo albums and letters from family are now in my possession. If you need more than the census records, let me know.
I was unaware of her interment in St. Anne's and didn't notice the interment date on the Arlington Cemetery form of 1904. Thank you so much for that. I'll go visit St. Anne's and see what info they might have as well.
Added by Wendy Allen on Aug 29, 2015 10:27 AM
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