William Valentine Mathias

Male12 October 1882–2 February 1947

Brief Life History of William Valentine

When William Valentine Mathias was born on 12 October 1882, in Richmond, Washington, Iowa, United States, his father, Nicolaus Matheis, was 38 and his mother, Catherine Auer, was 38. He lived in Irvington, Kossuth, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Aberdeen, Brown, South Dakota, United States for about 20 years. He died on 2 February 1947, at the age of 64, and was buried in Dell Rapids, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States.

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Nicolaus Matheis
Catherine Auer
Peter Matheis
John William Matheis
Joseph N Matheis
Michael Matheis
George Anthony Matheis
Anna Matheis
Theressa Matheis
William Valentine Mathias
Nickolas Andrew Matheis

Sources (9)

  • William Mathias, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Valentine Mathias, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • William Valentine Matheis, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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World Events (8)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 2

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 18

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English, Welsh, German, French, Walloon, Luxembourgish, West Indian (mainly Haiti), and African (mainly Tanzania): from a variant of the Biblical personal name Matthias, a Latin and Greek form of Matthew .

Germanized or Americanized form of Hungarian Mátyás, Czech or Slovak Matyáš, Matiáš, Matiaš, etc., Croatian Matijaš, and Slovenian Matjaš or Matjaž, cognates of 1 (see Matias and Matyas ). Compare Matthias .

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

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