Mary J. Matthews
was born circa 1897 at Chanceford Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania
. She was the daughter of Samuel George Matthews
and Amanda Smeltzer
. Mary J. Matthews married William H. Dellinger
, son of George Dellinger
and Emaline Smith
, on 3 April 1919 at York Co., Pennsylvania
; Marriage announcement from a 5 April 1919 newspaper:
"Dellinger - Matthews
William Dellinger, of Parke R.D. No. 2 and Miss Mary J. Matthews, Felton R.D. were married on Thursday afternoon at the Allison Memorial E.B. parsonage by Rev. J.A. Shettel, the pastor. They were unattended. Following the marriage the couple was entertained. Following the marriage the couple was entertained at the residence of the bride's sister. Mrs. Myrtle Boll, 314 West Princess street."
Mary was listed as William H. Dellinger
's wife on the 1920 Census at Chanceford Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania
. Mary J. Matthews died on 1 October 1986 at Dallastown, York Co., Pennsylvania
. She was New Tag Obituary from the Thursday, October 2, 1986 York Dispatch:
"Mrs. Mary E. Dellinger
AIRVILLE - Mrs. Mary E. Dellinger, 91, formerly of Airville RD 1, died at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday at Seitz Nursing Home, Dallastown.
Mrs. Dellinger was the wife of the late William W. Dellinger.
She was born in Chanceford Township and was a daughter of the late Samuel and Amanda Smeltzer Matthews.
She had lived at the nursing home for a year. Mrs. Dellinger was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Chanceford Township.
Three sons - Woodrow W. Dellinger, Airville, and Stanley G. Dellinger and Horace J. Dellinger, both of Brogue.
A daughter - Charlotte P. Druck, Airville RD 2;
Eleven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Viewing will be 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Olewiler & Heffner Funeral Home Inc., 145 E. Broadway, Red Lion.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Luke's Lutheran Cemetery, near New Bridgeville."
On 2 October 1986 at York Co., Pennsylvania