Douglas Whitmore Mattson

Brief Life History of Douglas Whitmore

When Douglas Whitmore Mattson was born on 7 January 1919, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, his father, Victor Emanuel Mattson, was 28 and his mother, Helma Adelia Johnson, was 28. He married Rita Forester on 31 July 1956, in Clark, Nevada, United States. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 13 January 1981, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in St. Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Douglas Whitmore Mattson
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Marriage: 1980

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  • Douglas W Mattson, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Douglas Whitmore Mattson, "Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965"
  • Douglas W Mattson, "California Marriage Index, 1960-1985"

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The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World

Utah is home to one of the oldest coasters in the world that is still operational. The Roller Coaster, at Lagoon Amusement park, is listed number 5.

1937 · The Neutrality Act

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Mattsson .

Americanized form of Danish and Norwegian Mattsen and Madsen , cognates of 1.

English (mainly Yorkshire and Derbyshire): variant of Matson .

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

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