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Matilda M. PontonAge: 103 years18601963

Matilda M. Ponton
Given names
Matilda M.
Married name
Matilda M. Remillard
Married name
Matilda M. Colyar
Birth April 30, 1860 31 28
Birth of a brotherFrancis Ponton
November 18, 1861 (Age 18 months)
Birth of a sisterMarie Ponton
July 5, 1863 (Age 3 years)
Death of a sisterMarie Ponton
February 25, 1864 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterRosalie “Rose” Ponton
January 27, 1865 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 11 months)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
Death of a brotherFrancis Ponton
September 2, 1866 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 6 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 6 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a brotherHenry Aaron Ponton
March 8, 1868 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 8 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
Birth of a sisterMarie Anastasia Ponton
March 13, 1870 (Age 9 years)
Death of a fatherFrancois Louis Ponton
March 7, 1871 (Age 10 years)
Marriage of a parentPvt Napoleon RenvilleAdelle Selfridge RainvilleView this family
July 3, 1872 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a half-sisterJennie Adelle Renville
May 21, 1873 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a half-sisterOregina Ida Renville
about 1875 (Age 14 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 17 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageMoses RemillardView this family
February 28, 1881 (Age 20 years)
Death of a husbandMoses Remillard
March 3, 1889 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 37 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
Death of a motherAdelle Selfridge Rainville
December 12, 1898 (Age 38 years)
Death of a half-sisterOregina Ida Renville
before 1900 (Age 39 years)

MarriageCharles Henry ColyarView this family
June 16, 1913 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 55 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 56 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 57 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Death of a sisterMarie Anastasia Ponton
March 18, 1927 (Age 66 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 69 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a husbandCharles Henry Colyar
January 7, 1940 (Age 79 years)
Death of a sisterAdelle Ponton
September 19, 1944 (Age 84 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 81 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 89 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
Death of a half-sisterJennie Adelle Renville
March 4, 1958 (Age 97 years)
Death of a brotherHenry Aaron Ponton
May 26, 1962 (Age 102 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 85 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. -
Death December 18, 1963 (Age 103 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Fairmount Memorial Park
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by: Brian Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: July 30, 1850Iroquois, Iowa, United States
13 months
elder brother
15 months
elder sister
Adelle Ponton
Birth: December 4, 1852 23 20Canada
Death: September 19, 1944Spirit Lake, Dickinson, Iowa, United States
6 years
elder brother
Joseph Ponton
Birth: June 24, 1858 29 26Iroquois, Iowa, United States
Death: before 1860
22 months
Matilda M. Ponton
Birth: April 30, 1860 31 28Iroquois, Iowa, United States
Death: December 18, 1963Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States
19 months
younger brother
Francis Ponton
Birth: November 18, 1861 32 29Iroquois, Iowa, United States
Death: September 2, 1866Iroquois, Iowa, United States
20 months
younger sister
Marie Ponton
Birth: July 5, 1863 34 31Iroquois, Iowa, United States
Death: February 25, 1864Iroquois, Iowa, United States
19 months
younger sister
Rosalie “Rose” Ponton
Birth: January 27, 1865 36 33Iroquois, Iowa, United States
3 years
younger brother
Henry Aaron Ponton
Birth: March 8, 1868 39 36Iroquois, Iowa, United States
Death: May 26, 1962Eureka, Lincoln, Montana, United States
2 years
younger sister
Marie Anastasia Ponton
Birth: March 13, 1870 41 38Iroquois, Iowa, United States
Death: March 18, 1927Lynch, Boyd, Nebraska, United States
Mother’s family with Pvt Napoleon Renville - View this family
Pvt Napoleon Renville
Birth: September 22, 1844 37 28Napierville, Montérégie, Quebec, Canada
Death: February 13, 1892O'Brien, Iowa, United States
Marriage: July 3, 1872Iroquois, Iowa, United States
11 months
3 years
Family with Moses Remillard - View this family
Moses Remillard
Birth: February 6, 1856 39 39Kankakee, Illinois, United States
Death: March 3, 1889Iowa, United States
Matilda M. Ponton
Birth: April 30, 1860 31 28Iroquois, Iowa, United States
Death: December 18, 1963Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States
Marriage: February 28, 1881Kankakee, Illinois, United States
Family with Charles Henry Colyar - View this family
Charles Henry Colyar
Birth: March 3, 1857Iowa, United States
Death: January 7, 1940Spangle, Spokane, Washington, United States
Matilda M. Ponton
Birth: April 30, 1860 31 28Iroquois, Iowa, United States
Death: December 18, 1963Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States
Marriage: June 16, 1913Spokane, Washington, United States

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