Laura A. Mathews

Female25 September 1868–17 May 1942

Brief Life History of Laura A.

When Laura A. Mathews was born on 25 September 1868, in Knoxville, Knox, 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 Dyer, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Civil District 2, Dyer, Tennessee, United States in 1910. She died on 17 May 1942, in Memphis, 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 A. Mathews
Marriage: July 1885
Mary A Raines
Richard Franklin Raines

Sources (19)

  • Laura Raines, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Laura Mathews - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Laura Mathews
  • L A Matthews, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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  • Marriage
    July 1885Hardeman, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (2)

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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 of Matthews . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages.

    History: Among the earliest bearers of the name in North America was Samuel Mathews (c. 1600–c. 1657), who came to VA from London c. 1618. He established a plantation at the mouth of the Warwick River, which was at first called Mathews Manor; later its name was changed to Denbigh. He was one of the most powerful and influential men in the early affairs of the colony. He (or possibly his son, who bore the same name) was governor of the colony from 1657 until his death in 1660.

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

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