Gwendolyn Mae Matson

14 May 1910–2 November 2000 (Age 90)
Bingham Canyon, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Gwendolyn Mae

When Gwendolyn Mae Matson was born on 14 May 1910, in Bingham Canyon, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Arthur Clemens Matson, was 25 and her mother, Emilie Herman, was 21. She married John Alden Horsley on 6 June 1947. She lived in Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. She died on 2 November 2000, at the age of 90, and was buried in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Alden Horsley
Gwendolyn Mae Matson
Marriage: 6 June 1947

Spouse and Children

6 June 1947
Elko, Nevada

Parents and Siblings

    Arthur Clemens Matson





World Events (8)

1911 · The Salt Lake Airport

Age 1

The site for the Salt Lake International Airport started as a desolate area of the Valley that was originally used to herd sheep. A cinder-covered landing strip was subsequently created for the Great International Aviation Carnival that was held later in that same year. It brought many pioneers of the aviation industry. Aviator Glenn H. Curtiss brought his newly invented Seaplane to the carnival and demonstrated it to the public by taking off from the Great Salt Lake. It slowly grew until Charles Lindbergh visited that area. After his visit, the airfield changed into a Municipal Airport and started being a hub for most flights from New York to California. After World War II, the airport turned into an international hub for most flights in the Mountain West. In recent history, it sees around 30 million travelers each year and continues to grow in popularity by travelers to and from Utah. It became a hub for Delta Air Lines after its merger with Western Airlines.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 25

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English, Dutch, and Swedish: patronymic from a short form of English Matthew or Dutch and Swedish Mathias.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gwen Matson in household of Lawrence Turpin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gwen M Matson, "Nevada County Marriages, 1862-1993"
  • Gwen Matson Horsley, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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