When Mary Mariah Matthews was born on 11 April 1866, in Iowa Township, Wright, Iowa, United States, her father, Wm. H. Matthews, was 43 and her mother, Nancy Lousina Lee, was 36. She married Marriman Bishop about 1885, in Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Morgan, Decatur, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Lincoln Township, Butler, Kansas, United States in 1900. She died on 3 March 1928, in Burns, Marion, Kansas, United States, at the age of 61.
English and Irish (Ulster and County Louth): patronymic from the personal name Matthew . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages, such as German Matthäus (from the personal name Matthäus, from Latin Matthaeus) and Slovenian Matavž (from an obsolete vernacular form of the personal name Matevž, from Latin Matthaeus). Compare Mathews .
Irish: Anglicized form of Mac Mathghamhna (see McMahon ).