Thomas Mathews

29 May 1841–27 January 1917 (Age 75)
Tre-Boeth, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Mathews was born on 29 May 1841, in Tre-Boeth, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, John Mathew, was 36 and his mother, Anne Harris, was 33. He married Abigail Leavitt Baker on 17 June 1865, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Llangyfelach, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1851 and Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 27 January 1917, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Mathews
1841–1917
Abigail Leavitt Baker
1846–1923
Marriage: 17 June 1865
Thomas William Matthews
1866–1935
Charlotte Ann Matthews
1868–1905
Francis Marion Mathews
1869–1939
Joseph Simon Mathews
1873–1905
Mary Maud Mathews
1874–1885
Roy Baker Mathews
1878–1923

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 June 1865Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (18)

    +13 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848
    Age 7
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1863
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Mathew

    Sources (59)

    • Thomas Mathew in household of Ann Mathew, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Thomas Mathews in entry for Joseph L Mathews, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Thomas Mathew in household of David Mathew, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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