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  • Marym625 (15101 posts)
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    William F Mathieu- in memoriam

    My father would have been 87 years old today. We lost him on November 3, 2013.

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    This is the picture that hangs in the Village Hall

    He was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago in an Italian neighborhood. He was the great great grandson of one of the founders of Chicago, Mark Beaubien. Mark owned the WigWam in Chicago where Abraham Lincoln was nominated.

    My Dad learned, very early on, the importance of politics.

    He and his younger sister would walk the train tracks with their wagon, picking up the coal that fell off the trains when he was just 5 years old. It was the only way to heat their home in the cold Chicago winters.

    He often talked about how he and his friends, friends for life, would jump the fence at Comisky Park to watch their favorite team, the Chicago White Sox. He loved Minnie Miñoso.

    The group he grew up with had neighborhood reunions their entire lives.

    He became active in politics in our home town in the ’50s. By the late 1960s he had my brother and me involved with him. We helped. We learned. We branched out into our own campaigns for McGovern. My dad taught us well.

    William F. Mathieu was the President of our Village from 1973 – 1977. And he changed the world we lived in. He got rid of the well water and brought Chicago drinking water in. He started the only public transportation in the South Suburbs that made national news. He brought businesses in, including rock concert at the local race track, which was owned by the guys who owned Madison Square Gardens. I met the Eagles, Gordon Lightfoot, saw the Guess Who and Tony Orlando kissed me on the cheek. :) We couldn’t convince him to let Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin play though.

    He developed the first mall and brought in the anchor stores. And that was just a little of what he accomplished.

    He was President of The Mayors and Managers of the Chicago area and was good friends with Senators and then Governor of Illinois, Dan Walker.

    The Democratic Party asked him to run for U.S. Senate. Unfortunately, he was starting his own real estate company at the time and my parents decided no. I remember crying at that decision. I think it killed my dad a little too.

    He was a Veteran, an excellent father, grandfather, husband, brother and man. He was well loved by many.

    I’m sorry this is so disjointed. There’s so many wonderful things about my dad I could right a book.

    Thank you for indulging me. Here’s a link to his obituary. Though there were few comments, the ones that were left are testament to his short time on this earth. As was the crowded church for his memorial service. Especially for a man who had been away since the 1990s

    http://m.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/obituary.aspx?n=&pid=167887651&referrer=0&preview=True

     

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    • Cathy (29 posts)
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      1. I loved your dad

      I will never forget that little smirk and laugh he had….. With a twinkle in his eyes.   Those things are just etched in my memories.

       

      He accomplished a lot and those who know him will remember those accomplishments with pride.  But honestly, for me, the laugh and twinkle is what made him “Mr. Mathieu”, Mary’s dad, and an unforgettable man.

       

       

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      • Marym625 (15101 posts)
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        3. What a beautiful thing to say.

        And he loved you.  You were one of the only people he went to visit outside of his siblings when he went up to help his brother. He had to meet your newborn baby.

        Thank you for that beautiful reply. Made me cry

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    • FanBoy (6391 posts)
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      2. Happy birthday to your father. Sounds like he had a good life and

      a good family.

      • Marym625 (15101 posts)
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        4. He did, though hard

        And he was a great family man. He visited his parents every morning before work and had coffee with them. He babysat his grandkids in his later years. They were his pride and joy.

        Thank you so much

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    • 3FingerBrown (118 posts)
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      5. Sounds like your

      father was a great guy. Me and my friends would try to sneak in to Cubs games ourselves back in the day, LOL. So many nice memories for you I’m sure. But be careful, because if the rethuglicans can find a way to charge Americans for their memories they surely will!

      • Marym625 (15101 posts)
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        6. Thank you

        I don’t know what either place looked like back then but I can’t imagine being able to sneak into Wrigley!

        I’m sure they will. And many dems would cave and vote for it

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    • BuySellTrade (294 posts)
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      7. Wow. An admirable man and father.

      Best wishes to you Mary.

      He lived a long, productive, and loving life.

      PS For some reason I got the idea you were in the East SF Bay Area.

      • Marym625 (15101 posts)
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        10. I was for a while

        But I lived in Chicago, or the Chicago area, most of my life. I moved after my Dad died. Love the city but can’t stand the winters anymore.

        Thank you. He was

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    • Silver Witch (3679 posts)
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      8. How blessed are the people who had wonderful and loving fathers.

      I can’t imagine what that must be like….I guess I am a wee bit jealous.  With that your loss must be incredibly hard.  :hug: to you Mary on this day of remembering.  I hope your father travels well in his new experience.

      In the jewish heart the afterlife is in those who remember us and they keep us alive by speaking of us and living by the lessons they taugh us…seems as if your father is having a most excellent afterlife.

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      • Marym625 (15101 posts)
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        11. So sweet. Thank you so much

        :hug: to you too.

        I’m sorry you didn’t have that. Everyone should. :hug:

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    • Ohio Barbarian (1371 posts)
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      9. He has my eyes. French? Intermingling with Native Americans, perhaps?

      Is it permissible to talk genealogy here?

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      • Marym625 (15101 posts)
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        12. Part French.

        My dad was a mutt. :) French, German, Welsh and Irish. But mostly French. My grandfather’s family came from France. My grandmother’s family came from Alsace-Lorraine. So French or German.

        We’re related to First Americans. Mark Beaubien had 23 children from two marriages. But he also had a bunch of kids with native American women. We have no Native American blood though.

        No, I have his eyes. I look more like my Dad than either of my siblings. ;)

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        • Ohio Barbarian (1371 posts)
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          23. I was asking because I had a French ancestor, from Quebec or New France at the

          time, who married a woman known only as “Marie” to the records. Since he was stationed at Fort Michilimackinac in the French army at the time, since it was common practice for Frenchmen to take First American wives then for trading alliances in addition to companionship or love, I had long suspected my great to the whatever grandmother was Native American.

          It was confirmed when I took a DNA test and it came back that I definitely had some Algonquin ancestry, probably Ottawa. My closest living genetic relatives on my father’s side are in Iceland, no surprise since my French people came from Normandy, but my mom’s were a mishmash of pre-Celtic northwestern European(possibly Pictish), Celts, Scots(who originally came from Ireland in the 5th and 6th centuries CE), Anglo-Danish with some German thrown in. There’s even a dash of Moorish, who in family lore were “Black Irish.”

          I’m proud to be an American mutt.  :lol:

           

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          • Marym625 (15101 posts)
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            27. We have similar heritage

            The Beaubiens came to the U.S. through Quebec.

            My mom’s side is 100% Irish. My mother is first generation American. And we have “black Irish” too. :)

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        13. And of course you can talk about genealogy.

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    • Land of Enchantment (5256 posts)
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      14. What a warm and loving tribute to a remarkable man. Thank you for sharing

      some of his history with us. I wish we all could have known him but have a feeling you embody much of his spirit and we we know him through you. He left a legacy of love.

       

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        17. Thank you so much.

        I wish I were more like him. My father was a genius. He had an IQ of 163. It kept him from going to Korea during the Korean war. He was put into Officers Training School when his platoon was shipped out. But he did not want to be an officer. He wanted to do his tour and go home. He threw a tantrum every day until they let him go. Then they shipped him to Germany.

        He loved Germany, the people and the food. But he always had some survivors guilt. Most of the boys that he knew who went to Korea, didn’t come home.

        He did the NYT crossword puzzle every Sunday in no time.

        He was smooth. Smooth as they come.

        And he could sing. At 16 he sang with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra at the Chicago Theatre and was asked to join the band. But his parents wouldn’t let him.

        Thank you so much. Just missing him a great deal at the moment

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          46. He would be proud of you Mary. What a wonderful tribute to him

          and very gracious of you to expose such personal things to us. Golly….we are really such a  family here aren’t we. Blessings and carry him with you to urge you forward.

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            52. Thank you so very much, glinda

            We really are. I’ve been lucky enough to meet some wonderful jackpineRadicals over that year. I hope to meet more soon. But even not meeting face to face, I’ve grown to love so many here.

            We share a love for people and the earth that binds us all. Even those with whom we often disagree.

            Thank you for being a part of our family. :hug:

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              54. Awwwwwww…..

              I know that I am not talking much lately but am pretty burnt out on everything. Trying to save my energy to be effective in order to continue fighting causes.

              Really appreciate your nice sweet comment. I am so grateful for JPR.

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                55. I think we're all burned out

                We need to fight, we fought like crazy, and we were screwed again. That’s not easy to overcome.

                Thank you!

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    • Paka (113 posts)
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      15. Such a lovely tribute.

      Kind, good fathers are so important.  I had on-going battles and issues with my mother, and without my dad I wouldn’t have survived.  Sadly I lost him all too soon the year I turned 30.

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        18. I'm so sorry for your loss.

        No one tells you how hard it is to lose a parent. I can’t imagine how difficult that was for you.

        Thank you so much.

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      16. Thank you for this lovely tribute.

      Sounds like a good man.  Explains where you got your political savvy.  :hi:

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        19. Thank you madflo

        It was nice to drop names of friends of my parents. :) I remember in my political science class getting U.S. representatives to come speak to the class. One time U.S. Representative Marty Russo came and the teacher was very excited about it. But when I came in and Russo picked me up in a bear hug the teacher was pissed and jealous. He just gave me a dirty look and said, “sit down Mathieu!” :lol:

        My brother and I were the only ones we knew who knew everything that was going on with the Watergate hearings and Vietnam.

        We were extremely lucky.

        :hi:

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    • 99Forever (2152 posts)
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      20. An incedible man.

      And what an amazing tribute to him. Thank you for sharing, Mary.

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        21. Thank you so much 99forever

        :hug:

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    • Enthusiast (6073 posts)
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      22. Thank you for sharing your father with us.

      :hug:

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        25. Thank you.

        I know so many here have lost loved ones.  Thank you for indulging me.

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    • MrMickeysMom (1060 posts)
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      24. I loved reading your tribute, Mary…

      It read well and shows how you must still miss him so. In my POV, he’s right there with you, and comes through within many of your OPs and posts. I’d like to think I would have gotten the same from my dad, who died in another November long ago when I was 9 yo… My dad was a union guy, parents came into this country (we’re all pretty much Italian with a spec of French!) I remember my dad mostly through my older siblings. He said, “You’ve got to stand up for yourself”, and I now understand that.

      I salute William F. Mathieu for bringing his little girl into this world to carry on. Hugs to you. I’m so glad you’re administering this site!

      :hug:

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      • Marym625 (15101 posts)
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        26. Thank you so very much

        I’m sorry you didn’t have your Dad long enough.

        I bet our dads would have been friends. Besides my father pretending he was Italian from time to time, his whole family were union. My grandfather was a Union Boss. Big IC family (Illinois Central Railroad.) Well, until his oldest brother became a corporate lawyer for the IC and turned Republican. :/ (oh the fights between my parents and my uncle!)

        I’m glad you have older siblings to share your Dad with you. He lives on through all of you.

        Thank you. That is such a sweet post. Thank you so much

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      28. A lovely man!

      I am sorry for your loss.  And I know from experience the feeling of loss never goes away.  Thank you for sharing.

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        29. Thank you very much.

        I’m sorry for your loss.

        No, it never gets easier. :hug:

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    • leveymg (1840 posts)
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      30. It's guys like your Dad who made this a decent country and world to live in.

      Thank him for us.

      Best

       

       

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        36. Thank you.

        He sure did his part

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    • Major Hogwash (1696 posts)
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      31. Wow, this is special.

      And to think, here I thought you were just another mouthy broad on the internet! (Just kidding.) Your dad was really something, one of the men who helped build this country to what it is today, to bring it to its full potential. This is a nice thing you’ve done here, remembering him on his birthday like this. For one thing, if you hadn’t taken the time to make this post, the rest of us would have gone for the rest of our lives without knowing this about him. Or about you. Thank you for doing this.

      • Marym625 (15101 posts)
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        37. Thank you.

        It’s self indulgent, I know, but I’m proud to be his daughter.

        He sure helped our little world.

        I am a mouthy brat. :)

        Thank you

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    • Marooned (804 posts)
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      32. My dad grew up in Jefferson Park and went to Beaubien Elementary School.

      Beaubien Elementary School was named after John Baptiste Beaubien, who was a trader and older brother of Mark Beaubien.

      Thank you for sharing this beautiful tribute to your dad! :hug:

       

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        38. Thank you!

        Cool! Yes, my great x3 uncle. He ran Fort Dearborn. They were close, those two brothers.

        The brothers owned the entire Chicago lake front up to Michigan Ave and included the Indiana dunes. The family spent the entire fortune fighting the city stealing the land.

        Then my great grandfather lost the dunes because he didn’t pay the taxes. Decided it was “just a bunch of sand.”

        My grandfather gave all the original papers to my dad. But my aunt took them and won’t give them back. :(

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          42. Thanks for the additional information!

          Interesting piece of history I would not know about without posting here!

           

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            43. Oh cool!

            That’s good to know.

            Thank you!

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    • Depaysement (695 posts)
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      33. Good day to log in and rec this

      An enjoyable and insightful read.

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        39. Thank you so very much

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      34. I admire your father and the daughter he raised

      I lacked such a father figure, but my wife had a father very similar to yours (down to collecting coal in his youth from the tracks surrounding our railway centric part of town). He was a union leader whose life was cut short by violence, but a very respected leader that earned such respect and accomplished many things before dying (most believe it was his accomplishments that led to his death).

      My wife, was much like you, I can see how much of that was passed on from the teachings of a father that was a rare “good man”, I suspect his guidance led to your enhanced character and compassion as well.

      I am so very sorry you lost him, Kim told me that losing her father was the hardest thing she ever faced, it is said there is a special bond between father and daughter and knowing my wife such is not a thing I doubt.

      I can only guess that such a special bond existed for you as well, it shows in your words how deeply you respect and respected him.

      It means less than nothing as far as mitigating the pain, yet I will say it nonetheless, “I am deeply sorry for your loss”.

       

       

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        40. Thank you so very much

        I’m sorry for your losses. I know It’s very difficult for you. :hug:

        Yes, losing my dad is the hardest thing I’ve ever been through. We did have a special bond. I’m grateful every day to have had the parents I had.

        Thank you for your kind words

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      35. Wonderful read about your dad….

      What an interesting man.  Thanks for sharing your memories with us!

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        41. Thank you, Koko.

        :)

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      44. Beautiful tribute to a great dad

      Thank you so much for sharing

      :hug:

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        47. Thank you so very much

        :hug:

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      45. He looks like a very wise, strong man

      and it sounds like he was a wonderful dad.   You chose wisely.  

      Thanks for sharing, Mary.

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        49. Thank you so very much, senz.

        He was both strong and wise.

        He was also kind. Over the years, various friends of ours, and cousins, who had problems with their parents, stayed with us. When my schizophrenic cousin had twins and one died, my parents took in the other baby. At the same time, my maternal grandmother, who was 97 years old and had lymphoma, came to live with us.

        Just about two weeks before my grandmother died, she said, “I had a dream that an angel walked into my room. I looked up and it was Bill Mathieu.” (I loved the way my grandmother said our last name. She was from Ireland and said “th” sort of like a “t.” Can’t figure out a way to write it. :)

        Thank you

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    • Jefferson23 (2451 posts)
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      48. Widening the circle of good for people, he did well. The way you wrote about him

      it’s obvious how loved he was…special.

      • Marym625 (15101 posts)
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        50. Thank you so much, Jefferson23

        He was very loved by very many. The old timers in the town still talk about him, “The best Mayor this town ever had.” But it’s a Village and he was President. ;)

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        • Jefferson23 (2451 posts)
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          51. What a good life!

          • Marym625 (15101 posts)
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            53. …

            :hug:

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    • Bubba (103 posts)
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      56. How Fortunate You Are

      To have such wonderful memories.

      • Marym625 (15101 posts)
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        57. I am. Thank you

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    • 2cannan (1125 posts)
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      58. Thank you for sharing this, Marym625! I was born in Waukegan and grew up in

      Springfield but have been in NC for 37 years–I should have known you were a friendly Midwesterner. All I can say is he must have been a good man to have such a sweet and kind daughter!

      • Marym625 (15101 posts)
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        59. Oh thank you so much

        How very sweet of you.

        And back at ya! Midwesterners are very friendly! :)

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