Janet Jean Matthias

14 November 1935–20 April 1996 (Age 60)
Bennington Township, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Janet Jean

When Janet Jean Matthias was born on 14 November 1935, in Bennington Township, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States, her father, Melvin F Matthias, was 20 and her mother, Esther Frieda Happel, was 19. She died on 20 April 1996, in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 60.

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Mark Wiliam Taylor
Janet Jean Matthias

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    Carol Joyce Matthias


    Maxine Dorothy Matthias


    Leroy William Matthias


World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 2

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Age 6

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 20

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: from the personal name Matthias ( see Matthew ).2 English (chiefly Wales): learned variant of Matthew .3 Greek: variant of Mathias .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Janet Matthias in household of Melvin Matthias, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Janet Jean Matthias, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"

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