Laura Mathews

25 September 1868–17 May 1942 (Age 73)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Laura

When Laura Mathews was born on 25 September 1868, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Daniel Hope Mathews, was 34 and her mother, Ceclia Melton, was 33. She married Marcus A Raines in July 1885, in Hardeman, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Civil District 2, Dyer, Tennessee, United States in 1910 and Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States in 1942. She died on 17 May 1942, in Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Ripley, Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States.

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Marcus A Raines
Laura Mathews
Marriage: July 1885
Mary A Raines
Richard Franklin Raines

Spouse and Children

    Marcus A Raines



July 1885
Hardeman, Tennessee, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 10

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 22

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Mathew ; a variant spelling of Matthews . In the U.S., this form has absorbed some European cognates such as German Matthäus.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Laura Raines, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Launa A Raines in household of Marcus A Raines, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Laura Mathews in household of Daniel Mathews, "United States Census, 1870"

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