Margaret May Matzka

10 September 1912–3 March 2003 (Age 90)
Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States

The Life of Margaret May

When Margaret May Matzka was born on 10 September 1912, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, her father, Emil Leo Matzka, was 36 and her mother, Mabel May Voyles, was 33. She had at least 1 son with Palmer John Swanson Sr.. She died on 3 March 2003, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 90.

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Palmer John Swanson Sr.
Margaret May Matzka
Palmer John Swanson, Jr.

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1917 · The U.S. Army Spruce Production Division

Age 5

Thousands of soldiers were assigned to the U.S. Army Spruce Production Division to provide wood for airplanes and ships during World War I. Poor working conditions in 1917 caused the men to strike which slowed the logging production in the area. The demands of the strikers were rejected by the lumber companies. As the need was ever-present for lumber during the war, the government stationed soldiers to do the work. Over 230 spruce soldier camps were built and occupied throughout the Pacific Northwest at this time. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 25

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German (of Slavic origin): from a pet form of the personal name Matthäus or Matthias ( see Matthew ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Margaret M Matzpa in household of Emil L Matzpa, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Margaret May Matzka - Published information: Death record or certificate: birth-name: Margaret May Matzka

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