Elma Amanda Mathis

14 March 1871–14 November 1954 (Age 83)
Little Egg Harbor Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Elma Amanda

When Elma Amanda Mathis was born on 14 March 1871, in Little Egg Harbor Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States, her father, Macajah Mathis, was 35 and her mother, Martha A Adams, was 31. She lived in Gloucester Township, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States in 1880. She died on 14 November 1954, in Glassboro, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Burlington, New Jersey, United States.

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Macajah Mathis
Martha A Adams
Johnie Fremont Mathis
Laura Virginia Mathis
Hillis Banks Mathis
Carrah Alberta Mathis
Joseph Ellis Mathis
Elma Amanda Mathis
William Berry Mathis

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    Johnie Fremont Mathis



    Hillis Banks Mathis


    Carrah Alberta Mathis



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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Age 8

Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

Age 23

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.

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 (2)

  • Elma Mathews in household of Michejah Mathews, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elma A. Mathis, "Find A Grave Index"

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