Olive Ann Matney

9 November 1891–16 November 1975 (Age 84)
Independence, Polk, Oregon, United States

The Life of Olive Ann

When Olive Ann Matney was born on 9 November 1891, in Independence, Polk, Oregon, United States, her father, John Buchanan Matney, was 31 and her mother, Alida Winnie Lester, was 32. She married Thomas Benton Bronaugh Jr. on 26 September 1909, in The Dalles, Wasco, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in The Dalles, Wasco, Oregon, United States for about 20 years. She died on 16 November 1975, in Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Benton Bronaugh Jr.
Olive Ann Matney
Marriage: 26 September 1909
Lawrence T Bronaugh
William L Bronaugh
Doris L. Bronaugh

Spouse and Children

26 September 1909
The Dalles, Wasco, Oregon, United States


    Lawrence T Bronaugh


    William L Bronaugh


    Doris L. Bronaugh


Parents and Siblings

    John Buchanan Matney


    Alida Winnie Lester





    Virgil Bennett Matney



    Lela M. Matney


    Vernon L. Matney


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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 · Oregon Historical Society

Age 7

The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 22

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

Name Meaning

American variant of English Mattingly .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Olive Brounaugh in household of Thomas Brounaugh, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Olive A Bronaugh in household of Thomas B Bronaugh Jr., "United States Census, 1920"
  • Olive A Bronaugh in household of Thomas B Bronaugh, "United States Census, 1930"

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