George Perry Matteson

1902–14 February 1959 (Age 57)
Armour, Douglas, South Dakota, United States

The Life of George Perry

When George Perry Matteson was born in 1902, in Armour, Douglas, South Dakota, United States, his father, William Nathan Matteson, was 44 and his mother, Sarah May Baker, was 39. He married Pansy Valerie Davis on 18 August 1919, in Douglas, South Dakota, United States. He died on 14 February 1959, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Grand View Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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George Perry Matteson
Pansy Valerie Davis
Marriage: 18 August 1919

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18 August 1919
Douglas, South Dakota, United States

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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 0

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 4

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 16

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: variant spelling of Mattison .2 Respelling of Swedish Mattesson, a patronymic from the personal name Mattes or Mattis, Swedish forms of Matthew .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George P Matteson, "South Dakota State Census, 1915"
  • George Matteson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George Perry Matteson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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