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Ruth Elsie Mather, American writer. Certified secondary teacher, Idaho, certified elementary teacher and secondary teacher grades 7-14, California.


Mather, Ruth Elsie was born on February 14, 1934 in Waverly, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of James Orrin and Leona Ezthelda (Mather) Tallman.


Bachelor with highest honors, Brigham Young University, 1961. Master of Arts, Brigham Young University, 1965. Postgraduate, University Mississippi, 1978.


English teacher, Iglesia Jesucristo Rama Roma, Mexico City, 1955-1956;English teacher, Lemhi County Schools, Leadore, Idaho., 1962-1966;English instructor, Yonsei U., Seoul, Republic of Korea, 1973-1974;English instructor, U. Maryland. Far East Division, Seoul, 1975-1977;English instructor, Boise (Idaho) State University, 1978-1979;English instructor, College of the Redwoods, Eureka, California, 1980-1981;writer history video scripts, History West Public Company, Oklahoma City, since 1990;screenwriter, Frontier Images, Canyon Country, California, since 1994. Consultant on history video for Public Broadcasting Service, A La Carte, San Francisco, 1994-1995.

Guest expert on Secrets of the Gold Rush-Public Broadcasting Service, 1995. Consultant Western Montana College Schmittroth collection of electronically printed Western history books, Dillon, since 1997.


  • Certified secondary teacher, Idaho, certified elementary teacher and secondary teacher grades 7-14, California.



Local campaign director Democratic Party, Arcata, California, 1969-1970. Member National Outlaw and Lawman Association, Western Outlaw and Lawman Association, Virginia City Preservation Alliance, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, National Anti-Vivisection Society (physician committee for responsible medicine), Physicians' Committee for Responsible Medicine.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, hiking.


Married Mike Nicholas Dakis, April 20, 1958 (divorced November 1971). Children: Cynthia Michelle, Martin Nicholas. Married Fred Junior Morgan, November 20, 1971.

James Orrin Tallman

Leona Ezthelda (Mather) Tallman

Mike Nicholas Dakis

Fred Junior Morgan

Cynthia Michelle Mather

Martin Nicholas Mather