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.

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Elias Martensson
Anna Karlson
Charles Albin Mattson
William Frederick Matson
Tekla Mattson
John Arthur Matson
Walter Elias Mattson

Parents and Siblings

    Elias Martensson





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.

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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"

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