Ezekiel Cunningham Mathews

5 June 1835–17 March 1896 (Age 60)
Monroe, Mississippi, United States

The Life Summary of Ezekiel Cunningham

When Ezekiel Cunningham Mathews was born on 5 June 1835, in Monroe, Mississippi, United States, his father, William Mathews, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Adeline Henderson, was 27. He married Sarah Elizabeth Smithson about 1870, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1852. He died on 17 March 1896, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ezekiel Cunningham Mathews
Sarah Elizabeth Smithson
Marriage: about 1870
Effie Mathews
William Mathews
Lula Mathews
Zoe V. Mathews
John C. Mathews
Dudley Mathews
Stanley Richard Mathews

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1870Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 13
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    1850 · Los Angeles Is Incorporated
    Age 15
    Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850.
    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 22
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

    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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    Sources (21)

    • Cunningham Matthews in household of Elizth A Matthews, "United States Census, 1860"
    • E. C. Mathews in entry for Lulu Mathews Fennemore, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"
    • Cunningham Matthews, "United States Census, 1880"

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