Richard Matthews

29 December 1835–17 March 1906 (Age 70)
Radford, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Richard

When Richard Matthews was born on 29 December 1835, in Radford, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Matthews, was 26 and his mother, Hepzibah Jarvis, was 25. He married Mary Ann Matthews on 31 March 1859, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 17 March 1906, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Matthews
1835–1906
Mary Ann Matthews
1840–1891
Marriage: 31 March 1859
Sarah Ann Matthews
1860–1893
Mary Matthews
1861–1938
Elizabeth Emma Matthews
1863–1909
Richard Matthews Jr
1866–1912
Nellie Matthews
1868–1868
Eliza Rose Mathews
1869–1879
William Charles Matthews
1873–1932
Thomas Matthews
1875–1875
Elihu Matthews
1880–1881

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 March 1859Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1848
    Age 13
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 19
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English and Irish (Ulster and County Louth): patronymic from the personal name Matthew . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages, such as German Matthäus (from the personal name Matthäus, from Latin Matthaeus) and Slovenian Matavž (from an obsolete vernacular form of the personal name Matevž, from Latin Matthaeus). Compare Mathews .Irish: Anglicized form of Mac Mathghamhna (see McMahon ).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Matthew

    Story Highlight

    BIOGRAPHY OF RICHARD MATTHEWS

              Richard Matthews was born 29 December 1835 in Radford, Nottingham, England to William and Hephzibah Jarvis Matthews.  He was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 29 …

    Sources (91)

    • R Mathews, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Richard Mathews in entry for Sarah Ann Peck, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Richard Matthews, "United States Census, 1870"

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