Manson Mathes was born on 15 August 1922 at Cosby, Tennessee. Manson Mathes was the son of Henry “Lloyd” Mathes and Matilda “Mattie” C. Hooper. His father was murdered in November of 1922, when Manson was only a few months old. His mother married John T. “Grooms” Costner who died in 1938. She then married Odius Yarbor. Pvt Mathes resided in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania at the time of his death. In 1930 he lived at the Christ Home for Children and later with his brother John Joseph Mathes in Philadelphia.
Pvt. Mathes died 17 March 1945 in Germany
He’s buried at Ogle’s Cemetery, Cosby, TN

390th Anti Aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, 26th Division, Battery B

The Knoxville Journal, 28 May 1949
The body of Pvt. Manson Mathes will arrive in Newport. Private Mathes was killed in action, March 17, 1945 in Germany. Survived by his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Yarbar of Cosby; brother, Johnson Mathes, Philadelphia, Pa.; half-brother, Cecil Costner of Coby; sister, Mrs. Oma McQuy, Baltimore, Md.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 15 July 1922
  • Date of death: 17 March 1945
  • County: Cocke
  • Hometown: Cosby
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 390th Anti Aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons, 26th Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Ogle's Chapel Cemetery, Cosby, Cocke County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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