Matthew Jones Ezell

15 November 1892–7 October 1954 (Age 61)
Kinsey, Houston, Alabama, United States

The Life of Matthew Jones

When Matthew Jones Ezell was born on 15 November 1892, in Kinsey, Houston, Alabama, United States, his father, John Bascolm Ezell, was 33 and his mother, Mary Caroline Jones, was 29. He died on 7 October 1954, in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, United States, at the age of 61.

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John Bascolm Ezell
Mary Caroline Jones
JAMES Granvile Ezell
William Edgar Ezell
Irene Ezell
Matthew Jones Ezell
Annie Laurie Ezell
Lesley Lathram Ezell
Ava Terrell Ezell
Jennings William Ezelle Sr.

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    Mary Caroline Jones




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World Events (8)

1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 3

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 17

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: of unknown origin. The name was well established in the Carolinas by the mid 18th century. In one branch of the family the name was changed to Israel ; this is a derivative, not the origin.2 Americanized form (under French influence) of German Esel, a nickname from Middle High German esel ‘donkey’.

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

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