Joseph Henry Matthews

14 May 1907–30 March 1974 (Age 66)
Ahoskie, Hertford, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Joseph Henry

When Joseph Henry Matthews was born on 14 May 1907, in Ahoskie, Hertford, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Trotman Matthews, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Olivia Flythe, was 31. He married Florence Almeda Davis on 20 August 1931, in Chatham, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 30 March 1974, in Newport News, Virginia, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Newport News, Virginia, United States.

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Joseph Henry Matthews
Florence Almeda Davis
Marriage: 20 August 1931
Robert Dale Matthews

Spouse and Children

20 August 1931
Chatham, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States


    Robert Dale Matthews


Parents and Siblings

    John Trotman Matthews


    Sarah Olivia Flythe





    Willie Elmo Matthews


    Owen Lee Matthews


World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 10

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.

Age 20

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

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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