William Simpson Matthews

27 December 1827–18 August 1908 (Age 80)
Howard, Missouri, United States

The Life of William Simpson

William Simpson Matthews was born on 27 December 1827, in Howard, Missouri, United States. He married Frances Martha DeShazer on 15 November 1846, in De Kalb, Buchanan, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Valley Township, Nemaha, Kansas, United States in 1870 and Polk, Oregon, United States in 1900. He died on 18 August 1908, in Roseburg, Douglas, Oregon, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Oak Creek, Douglas, Oregon, United States.

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William Simpson Matthews
Frances Martha DeShazer
Marriage: 15 November 1846
Mary Jane Matthews
John Powell Matthews
James Matthews
Sarah Ellen Matthews
William David Matthews
Elizabeth Parthenia Matthews
Frances Emeline Matthews
Charles Stephen Matthews

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15 November 1846
De Kalb, Buchanan, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 2

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 24

Historical Boundaries - 1851: Benton, Oregon Territory, United States; 1851: Oregon Territory, United States; 1852: Douglas, Oregon Territory, United States; 1859: Douglas, Oregon, United States

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Matthew . In North America, this form has assimilated numerous vernacular derivatives in other languages of Latin Mat(t)hias and Matthaeus.2 Irish (Ulster and County Louth): used as an Americanized form of McMahon .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Mathews, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Matthews, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William S Matthews, "United States Census, 1900"

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