Need Help with Josephine Clate Mathews

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Aunt Sue's compilation of our family's genealogy shows that Charles Augustus Mathews Sr. married a 2nd time in 1955 to a woman named Josephine Clate. I've found marriage confirmation from a list of Henry Snoots Descendants which includes an obituary for Charles and his first wife Mary Ellen Snoots (Person 71). His obituary notes the second marriage. I also found mention of this marriage from a Pyle genealogy (Person 32362 3353 9). None of these record where Josephine was born or her birth date.

I managed to locate a FAG record for Josephine Clate Mathews and she is buried in Elmira, New York. Headstone records birth in 1904 and death in 1987.

I also found a 1925 New York census record, but it didn't list who Josephine was living with. I think it might be my Josephine because son Charles Jr. (who may be living) married in 1954 a woman from Elmira, New York.

Since I can't afford Ancestry, I'm hoping one of you will be able to shed some light on Josephine by helping me find more information. I hate leaving a profile so blank!


WikiTree profile: Josephine Mathews
in Policy and Style by Diane Hildebrandt G2G6 Mach 7 (74.7k points)

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I found nothing on Ancestry, except there are more than one Charles Augustus Mat(t)hews.
by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
If he married her in 1955 and she was born 1904 was she married before and was Clate her first husband’s name?

Found this on familysearch 

Benjamin Cesare Head Male 35 Italy

Francis Cesare Wife Female 27 New York

Joseph Cesare Son Male 9 New York

Benjamin Cesare Jr. Son Male 6 New York

Anna M Cesare Daughter Female 3 New York

Josephine Clate Sister-in-law Female 25 Pennsylvania

Pasanale Clate Brother-in-law Male 15 New York

"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 17 September 2019), Josephine Clate in household of Benjamin Cesare, Elmira, Chemung, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 23, sheet 12A, line 2, family 301, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1414; FHL microfilm 2,341,149.

Thanks for hunting and finding the 1930 Census. I'll add it to research notes. It reveals more than the 1925 New York one did.
There's more than Charles Sr. and his son Charles Jr.?

Found Frances's marriage record which show parents as Sandy Clate and Josephine Gargana both born in Italy.

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