Bernice Houston Matheny

Male12 January 1884–15 May 1932

Brief Life History of Bernice Houston

When Bernice Houston Matheny was born on 12 January 1884, in Franklin, Izard, Arkansas, United States, his father, Alison Butler Matheny, was 33 and his mother, Emeline Frances Mattox, was 33. He married Mary Eleanor Ely on 9 October 1910, in Dimmit, Texas, United States. He lived in Batesville, Independence, Arkansas, United States in 1910 and Pleasanton, Atascosa, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 15 May 1932, in Atascosa, Texas, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Pleasanton, Atascosa, Texas, United States.

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  • B H Matheny in household of A B Matheny, "United States Census, 1910"
  • B H Matheny, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

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Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 10

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 14

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.

Name Meaning

English (of French Huguenot origin): altered form of French Mathenay, a habitational name from a place called Mathenay in Jura (Franche-Comté). This surname is very rare in Britain, while the surname Mathenay has already died out in France.

History: Daniel Matheny came to MD from London in the latter half of the 17th century. — This surname is listed along with its original form Mathenay in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors.

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

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