One hundred years ago, a baby boy was born in the Tanner section of LaRue County.
Madison “Mac” Mather was born on Friday, Dec. 11, 1914 – in the same year that World War I began, the Panama Canal opened to traffic, the last known passenger pigeon died in the Cincinnati Zoo, and Charlie Chaplin made his film debut.
He is the oldest son of Charles Ernest and Pearl Mather, and their only surviving child. He lost his parents in 1975. They died within weeks of each other and were buried at Barren Run Cemetery.