William Frederick Matson

24 January 1894–20 August 1949 (Age 55)
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States

The Life of William Frederick

When William Frederick Matson was born on 24 January 1894, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, his father, Elias Martensson, was 38 and his mother, Anna Karlson, was 25. He lived in Colebrook, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States in 1920. He died on 20 August 1949, in Winsted, Winchester, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 55.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Elias Martensson
1855–1928
Anna Karlson
1868–1946
Charles Albin Mattson
1892–1970
William Frederick Matson
1894–1949
Tekla Mattson
1896–1987
John Arthur Matson
1903–
Walter Elias Mattson
1907–1984

Parents and Siblings

    Elias Martensson

    Male1855–1928Male

    Female1868–1946Female

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1900 · First U.S.  Navy Submarine Constructed

Age 6

The USS Holland was the first commissioned submarine. It was named after John Philip Holland. It had been laid down in November of 1896 and launched a year later. It was acquired and commissioned in 1900 and decommissioned five years later. The submarine was finally sold in 1913 and put on display until it was scrapped in 1932.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 15

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English, Dutch, and Swedish: patronymic from a short form of English Matthew or Dutch and Swedish Mathias.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Matson in household of Elice Matson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Mathson, "New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909"
  • William Mathson, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.