John Mattix, Wayne county's oldest resident, died today as a result of a paralytic stroke at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary E. Grahm 1111 Sheridan street, in his one hundredth year. He celebrated his ninety-ninth
birthday June 22, this year.
He realized shortly after he was stricken with paralysis, five Weeks ago, that his death was near and informed his children that he was ready to meet the Reaper, But expressed regret that he could not live until he had rounded out a century of existence.
Lives Long on Farm.
Mr. Mattix was a retired farmer, having lived most of his life on a farm near Eaton, 0. He had been a resident of Richmond for seven years. He was born in Butler county, Ohio.
During his long life-he was seldom ill and his most protracted period of sickness, prior to his paralytic stroke five weeks ago was three days. He frequently Informed members of his family that he believed his fondness for onions was, to a great extent, the secret of his long life and perfect health.
On July 4, this year, Mr. Mattix observed the holiday by traveling to the home of his son, John Mattix Jr in New Westville, 0., and from there to Eaton where he visited his son, Joseph. It was in Eaton that he was stricken with paralysis.
Recalls World Events,
"Father enjoyed all of his faculties almost to the time of his death. He was fond of reading and had good eyes sight," said John Mattix, Jr., today. "He was always greatly interested In world events and had a remarkable memory. He was 44 years old when the civil war started."
Any normal man who has regular habits, eats wholesome food, and is not afraid of manual labor, can live to a ripe age, the centenarian frequently said. His one dissipation was tobacco.
Mr. Mattix is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Charles Johnson, Lavering, Mont.; Mrs. Mary E. Graham, Richmond, and Mrs. John Marks, Weston, 0hio.and by three sons, Squire Mattix, College Corner 0hio; Joseph Mattix, Eaton, and John Mattix Jr.. New Westville.
The funeral will be at 1111 Sheridan street.. 1:30 Tuesday afternoon. Burial at Eaton, Ohio.
Eaton Ohio, Joseph Mattix. 91 years old, died.Thursday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rose Fultz in Dayton.
He is Survived by the daughter;five sons Elmer, Roy, and Amos of Eaton,.and George and James of Dayton
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Congregational-Christian church with, Rev. C. H. Innis in charge. Interment will be at the Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the Girton Funeral home until Sunday afternoon.
Matix, John 46mO farmer
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