Margaret Eliza Williams

Female30 March 1897–1 December 1979

Brief Life History of Margaret Eliza

When Margaret Eliza Williams was born on 30 March 1897, in Pickens, Chickasaw Nation Reservation, Murray, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Joseph Williams, was 48 and her mother, Sarah Melinda Kansas "Kannie" Stockton, was 40. She married Robert Ervin Matlock on 25 January 1927, in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Township 2, Chickasaw Nation Reservation, Murray, Oklahoma, United States in 1900. She died on 1 December 1979, at the age of 82, and was buried in Terrell, Kaufman, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Ervin Matlock
Margaret Eliza Williams
Marriage: 25 January 1927
Arleigh Glenn Matlock
Cherrye Ann Matlock
Robbie Matlock
Robbie Matlock
Joe Ervin Matlock
Billy Don Matlock
Johnny Matlock

Sources (11)

  • Mary E Williams in entry for Joe Ervin Matlock, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Margaret Matlock in household of Robert Matlock, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Margaret Matlock in household of Robert E Matlock, "United States Census, 1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 January 1927Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 1

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

    Age 4

    "Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

    Age 22

    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of William , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is also common in Wales. In North America, this surname has also absorbed some cognates from other languages, such as Dutch Willems . Williams is the third most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.

    History: This surname was brought to North America from southern England and Wales independently by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. Roger Williams, born in London in 1603, came to MA in 1630, but the clergyman was banished from the colony for his criticism of the Puritan government; he fled to RI and founded Providence.

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

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