Thomas Matthews

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Matthews was born on 25 June 1860, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Samuel L. Matthews, was 25 and his mother, Louisa Mingus Hare, was 16. He married Mary Elizabeth Hamilton in 1891, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died on 6 February 1905, in Georgetown, Upper Nazareth Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Georgetown, Bart Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Thomas Matthews
Mary Elizabeth Hamilton
Marriage: 1891
Earl Hamilton Matthews
Russel R Mathews
Thomas Joseph Matthews

Sources (6)

  • Thomas Mathews, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Thomas Matthews, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915"
  • Thomas Mattchews in entry for Thomas J Matthews, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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Name Meaning

English and Irish (Ulster and County Louth): patronymic from the personal name Matthew . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages, such as German Matthäus (from the personal name Matthäus, from Latin Matthaeus) and Slovenian Matavž (from an obsolete vernacular form of the personal name Matevž, from Latin Matthaeus). Compare Mathews .

Irish: Anglicized form of Mac Mathghamhna (see McMahon ).

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

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