Sarah Emmalee Mathews

Brief Life History of Sarah Emmalee

When Sarah Emmalee Mathews was born on 25 March 1889, in Greeneville, Greene, Tennessee, United States, her father, Andrew Jackson Mathews, was 28 and her mother, Hannah Elizabeth Williams, was 17. She married Wilbur Henry Clark on 1 May 1906, in Clarinda, Page, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Dallas Township, Taylor, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Nodaway Township, Adams, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. She died on 11 September 1986, in Clarinda, Page, Iowa, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Hepburn, Page, Iowa, United States.

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Wilbur Henry Clark
Sarah Emmalee Mathews
Marriage: 1 May 1906
Lee Harold Clark

Sources (15)

  • Emma Clark in household of John H Maloney, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Emma Mathews, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • S. Emma Mathews Dunn, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Mathew ; a variant of Matthews . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages.

History: Among the earliest bearers of the name in North America was Samuel Mathews (c. 1600–c. 1657), who came to VA from London c. 1618. He established a plantation at the mouth of the Warwick River, which was at first called Mathews Manor; later its name was changed to Denbigh. He was one of the most powerful and influential men in the early affairs of the colony. He (or possibly his son, who bore the same name) was governor of the colony from 1657 until his death in 1660.

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

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