Alexander Gordon Matheson

9 May 1865–17 July 1931 (Age 66)
Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Alexander Gordon

When Alexander Gordon Matheson was born on 9 May 1865, in Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States, his father, Alexander Matheson, was 21 and his mother, Lydia Evans, was 21. He married Mettie Katherine Rasmussen on 14 June 1887, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States for about 30 years. He died on 17 July 1931, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Cedar City Cemetery, Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Alexander Gordon Matheson
Mettie Katherine Rasmussen
Marriage: 14 June 1887
Junius Alexander Matheson
Rhoda Matheson
Henry Gordon Matheson
Ellen Rasmussen Matheson
Annie Marcella Matheson
Christen Rasmussen Matheson
Simon Alva Matheson
Elmer Rasmussen Matheson
Elydia Lydia Corvin Matheson
Joseph Ray Matheson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 June 1887St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 1
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
    1866 · Camp Cooke
    Age 1
    General D.B Sackett was sent to the Montana territory to select a place for a military outpost near the Missouri River. He chose a spot near the Judith River. Camp Cooke also known as Fort Claggett, was organized on July 10 1866, by the 13th Infantry Regiment.
    1883 · Anaconda Established
    Age 18
    In 1883, Marcus Daly established the town of Anaconda, Montana. It was at the same time that the smelting works in Anaconda was established.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: patronymic from a short form of the personal name Matthew .Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Mathghamhna, Mac Mathghamhuin, abbreviated to Mac Mhathain ‘son of Mathghamhain’, a personal name literally meaning ‘good calf’, a kenning for ‘bear’. Compare Irish McMahon , Mahoney .History: In Scotland, this is the name of a Highland clan associated with the area around Lochalsh.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Memories of Father by Joseph Ray Matheson

    The next experience I had with my father was some years later. He had worked at Grand Canyon during the construction of the lodge at the North Rim, for some time. In traveling to and from his job, h …

    Sources (50)

    • Alex. G. Matheson in entry for Unknown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Alexander Gordon Matheson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Alexander Gordon Mathison, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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