Ambrose M Mateer

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AMBROSE M. MATEER, a merchant of Ford City, was born in 1863, in Pine township, this county, son of Samuel and Eliza (Ambrose) Mateer. The maternal grandfather, John Ambrose, was born in Pennsylvania, coming of Scotch-Irish ancestry.

Samuel Mateer was extensively engaged in the cattle business in conjunction with farming. To him and his wife were born children as follows: James E. B.; John H.; Dr. R.M.; B. F.; Samuel S.; Anna J., married to W. C. Calahan; Margaret E., to Findley P. Wolf; Elizabeth, to Joseph Banks; Ambrose M.; and Alexander M.

Ambrose M. Mateer attended the public school of his district and Dayton Academy, following which he taught school for eight years, becoming one of the well-known educators of his part of Armstrong county. He then embarked in the mercantile business, which later he removed to Rosston, Pa., remaining there until 1906. In that year he located at Ford City, buying property upon which he built his commodious brick store structure, 52 by 82 feet, two stories in height, the largest and handsomest in Ford City. Here he opened up a general dry goods, grocery and queensware business, and carried at all times a full and fresh stock of articles in his different lines. His prices and the quality of his goods bring him a large and constantly increasing patronage from the best people of Ford City. Mr. Mateer thoroughly understands his trade, and knows how to meet acceptably the demands of his customers.

In 1893 Mr. Mateer was married to Anna M. Householder, daughter of John Householder, of Armstrong county. They have three children: John A. (educated at the Kittanning high school), Marian N. and Edward A. Mr. Mateer belongs to Blue Lodge No. 244, F. & A. M., Kittanning, and to the B. P.O. Elks lodge of the same borough.

Source: Pages 556-557, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed October 1998 by Connie Mateer for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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