Joe F. Matli
|Posted 2018-05-14 by Judy Wight Branson|
|Prescott Evening Courier, Prescott, Arizona|
Thursday March 16, 1944, page 1, column 4
Joe Matli Dies In Prescott Home
Death came early this morning to Joe Matli, Sr., following a long
illness. He passed away at his apartment at 125 W. Carlton street.
Matli is a well known cowman of Yavapai county, having come to
Arizona from Nevada in 1901. He and Mrs. Matli have lived in
Williamson Valley for forty years, running at first a dairy and
later a cow ranch. Their daughter, the late Mrs. Mary Mullin, and
three of their five sons were born at the ranch home.
Surviving are his wife, Emma, five sons, Albert, Joe Jr., John,
Charlie and Frank; six grandchildren; and one brother, Angelo Matli
Funeral services are pending at the Lester Ruffner Funeral Home.
Prescott Evening Courier, Prescott, Arizona
Friday, March 17, 1944, page 3, column 6
Matli Services Monday at 2 P.M.
Funeral services for Joe Matli, who died early yesterday morning
from a heart ailment, will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock
from the church of the Sacred Heart.
Matli was a native of Premie, Dorodoscla, Novarra, Italy, where he
was born on December 31, 1860. His family was of Swedish-German
In 1863 he came to America and worked first in Glencoe, near St.
Louis, <o., later going to San Francisco, where he worked at Gilroy
for a year. From Gilroy he traveled to Pilche, Nevada where he
worked as a charcoal burner and in other capacities. He was
admitted to citizenship in Nevada and was married there.
In 1890 he wrote a letter to his brother Angelo, who was living in
Prescott at that time and still is, about coming here. As a result,
he brought his wife and two children to Prescott, making the trip in
a covered wagon.
Following work on a cattle ranch and at the Campbell dairy for about
one year, he took over the Biancoi ranch in Williamson Valley, where
he and his family have lived ever since. About three years ago he
gave up active ranching because of poor health. Three of his five
sons have since been handling the work.
Matli was an industrious, respected and reliable citizen, well known
for his honesty and fair dealing.
He is survived by his wife, Emma, and five sons. Also surviving are
five grandchildren, on of whom, Herbert Harbeson, is now in military
service and one brother, Angelo.
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