Deforest Matthews

23 June 1923–3 October 1954 (Age 31)
Pine Hill Cemetery, Gowanda, Collins, Erie, New York, United States

The Life of Deforest

When Deforest Matthews was born on 23 June 1923, his father, Ward Oney Matthews, was 41 and his mother, Florence Louise Haberer, was 29. He lived in Dayton, Cattaraugus, New York, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 October 1954, at the age of 31, and was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Gowanda, Collins, Erie, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ward Oney Matthews
Florence Louise Haberer
Mary Matthews
Deforest Matthews
Ward Matthews
Edward Matthews
Jon Oney Matthews

Parents and Siblings



    Mary Matthews



    Ward Matthews


    Edward Matthews



World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 6

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Age 9

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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 (2)

  • Deforest Mathews in household of Ward Mathews, "United States Census, 1930"
  • De Forest Matthews in household of Ward Matthews, "United States Census, 1940"

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