Nofria Mae Worthington

15 March 1884–3 January 1964 (Age 79)
Pitt, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Nofria Mae

When Nofria Mae Worthington was born on 15 March 1884, in Pitt, North Carolina, United States, her father, Albert N. Worthington, was 22 and her mother, Nancy Ann Elizabeth Parker, was 18. She married Robert Lafayette Matthews on 20 December 1905, in Greene, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Farmville Township, Pitt, North Carolina, United States in 1940 and Walstonburg, Greene, North Carolina, United States in 1964. She died on 3 January 1964, in Wilson, Wilson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Queen Anne Cemetery, Fountain, Pitt, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Lafayette Matthews
1878–1954
Nofria Mae Worthington
1884–1964
Marriage: 20 December 1905
Nannie Lee Matthews
1906–2000
Clarence Earl Matthews Sr.
1910–1973
Vernice Captola Matthews
1911–2002
Thelma Elizabeth Mathews
1914–2002
Robert L Mathews
1916–
John Thomas Matthews
1916–1996
Albert Lester Matthews
1919–1994
Ruby Ellen Matthews
1921–1977
Walter L Matthews
1924–1944

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 December 1905
Greene, North Carolina, United States
children

(9)

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Parents and Siblings

    Albert N. Worthington

    Male1861–Male

    Nancy Ann Elizabeth Parker

    Female1865–Female

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1886

Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 13

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 22

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Lancashire and Leicestershire named Worthington; both may have originally been named in Old English as Wurðingtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with Wurð’, but it is also possible that the first element was Old English worðign, a derivative of worð ‘enclosure’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Nofrie Matthews in household of Robert L Matthews, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nofria Mathews in household of Robert L Mathews, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nofrey Matthews in household of R A Matthews, "United States Census, 1920"

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