Mack Duane Van Matre

1942–2013 (Age 70)
Hidalgo, Hidalgo, Texas, United States

The Life of Mack Duane

When Mack Duane Van Matre was born on 4 September 1942, in Hidalgo, Hidalgo, Texas, United States, his father, Mack Van Matre, was 29 and his mother, Dorothy Alice Tugman, was 25. He married Paula Faye Brown on 12 July 1974, in Liberty, Liberty, Texas, United States. He lived in Shepherd, San Jacinto, Texas, United States in 1998. He died on 18 March 2013, in Conroe, Montgomery, Texas, United States, at the age of 70.

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Mack Duane Van Matre
Paula Faye Brown
Marriage: 12 July 1974

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12 July 1974
Liberty, Liberty, Texas, United States

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World Events (8)

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 2

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 7

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.
1961 · The Twenty-Third Amendment

Age 19

The Twenty-third Amendment gives the residents in the District of Columbia the right to vote in presidential elections and to give the district electors in the Electoral College.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Paula Darlene Vanmatre, "Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997"
  • Mack D Van Matre, "United States Public Records, 1970-2009"
  • Mack D Vanmatre, "Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010"

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