Lenora Joyce Talley

20 February 1895–17 December 1961 (Age 66)
Lewis, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Lenora Joyce

When Lenora Joyce Talley was born on 20 February 1895, in Lewis, Tennessee, United States, her father, Andrew Jackson Talley, was 25 and her mother, Mahala Frances Talley, was 21. She married John Henry Mathis on 27 August 1910, in Lewis, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 17 December 1961, in Wayne, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Whitehead Cemetery, Wayne, Tennessee, United States.

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John Henry Mathis
Lenora Joyce Talley
Marriage: 27 August 1910
Clarence Covis Mathis

Spouse and Children

27 August 1910
Lewis, Tennessee, United States


    Clarence Covis Mathis


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 18

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Taithligh ‘descendant of Taithleach’, a byname or personal name meaning ‘peaceable’.2 Possibly an altered spelling of German Tallig, from a short form of a Germanic personal name similar to Dietrich .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lenora J Mathis in household of John H Mathis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lenora Mathis in household of Johnnie Mathis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lenora Mathis in household of Johnie H Mathis, "United States Census, 1940"

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