Jack Arthur Matley

18 October 1921–20 September 1993 (Age 71)
Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Jack Arthur

When Jack Arthur Matley was born on 18 October 1921, in Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, James Arthur Matley, was 36 and his mother, Arvilla Blanche Haynes, was 25. He married Melva Smith Jones on 27 July 1946, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1935 and Spanish Fork Election Precinct, Utah, Utah, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1941. He died on 20 September 1993, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jack Arthur Matley
Melva Smith Jones
Marriage: 27 July 1946
Jackie Lynn Matley
Vickie Joan Matley

Spouse and Children

27 July 1946
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1924 · Murray City Park

Age 3

Murray City Park was established in 1924. The grounds were chosen to surround the Little Cottonwood Creek.

Age 20

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various minor places called Matley, in particular Matley in Greater Manchester, Matley Heath and Matley Wood in Hampshire, or Matley Moor in Derbyshire.

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

Story Highlight


The name Matley has English & Welch origins. Matley is a township in parish Mottram County, Chester, England.

Sources (3)

  • Jack Matley Nelson in household of Arthur Nelson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Jack Matley in household of Arthur Nelson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jack Matley in household of James Matley, "United States Census, 1930"

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