Dorothy Mathews

Female25 April 1893–15 June 1972

Brief Life History of Dorothy

Dorothy Mathews was born on 25 April 1893, in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. She had at least 1 daughter with Henry Meddings (Oakes). She died on 15 June 1972, in Reading, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 79.

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Henry Meddings (Oakes)
Dorothy Mathews
Myrtle Meddings

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    World Events (7)

    1904 · The Entente Cordiale

    Age 11

    The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.


    Age 15

    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.


    Age 21

    Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from Mathew ; a variant of Matthews . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages.

    History: Among the earliest bearers of the name in North America was Samuel Mathews (c. 1600–c. 1657), who came to VA from London c. 1618. He established a plantation at the mouth of the Warwick River, which was at first called Mathews Manor; later its name was changed to Denbigh. He was one of the most powerful and influential men in the early affairs of the colony. He (or possibly his son, who bore the same name) was governor of the colony from 1657 until his death in 1660.

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

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