Thomas Harrison Mathis

24 May 1893–1985 (Age 91)
Prior, Douglas, Missouri, United States

The Life of Thomas Harrison

Thomas Harrison Mathis was born on 24 May 1893, in Prior, Douglas, Missouri, United States. He married Elmore McClure Horton on 19 April 1916, in Mansfield, Wright, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Ava, Douglas, Missouri, United States in 1920. He died in 1985, in Arizona, United States, at the age of 92.

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Thomas Harrison Mathis
Elmore McClure Horton
Marriage: 19 April 1916
Evelyn Mathis

Spouse and Children

19 April 1916
Mansfield, Wright, Missouri, United States


    Evelyn Mathis


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 11

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

Age 24

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch and French: from a variant of the personal name Mathias ( see Matthew ).2 English: patronymic from a pet form of Matthew .

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

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Sources (3)

  • E H Thomas Mathis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thomas Harrison Elmer Mathis, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Thomas Mathis, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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