Hattie Lorena Walston was a daughter of John Yeargy Walston and Mary Ann Bennington.
When she married Edward Mott, he had 6 children already by a first wife who had died. She had one child of her own.
Hattie was a school teacher and principal in Minnesota when she married Edward, the school superintendent. In the early 1900's they moved to a farm in N. Dakota. Hattie died at age 55 of appendicitis and peritonitis.