Mary Mariah Matthews

Female11 April 1866–3 March 1928

Brief Life History of Mary Mariah

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.

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Marriman Bishop
Mary Mariah Matthews
Marriage: about 1885
Sherman Bishop
George Wes Bishop
Silas Jefferson Bishop
Edgar G Bishop

Sources (6)

  • Mary M Matthews in household of William A Matthews, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Mariah Matthews - Published information: birth-name: Mary Mariah Matthews
  • Mary M Matthews Bishop in entry for Bishop, "Kansas County Birth Records, 1885-1911"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1885Kansas, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1867 · The Burtis Opera House

    Age 1

    The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.


    Age 14

    Historical Boundaries: 1880: Burns, Kansas, United States

    1884 · There is now a Capital Building

    Age 18

    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

    Name Meaning

    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 ).

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

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