Franklin Stewart Matthews

4 July 1904–8 September 1944 (Age 40)
Valley Chapel, Lewis, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Franklin Stewart

When Franklin Stewart Matthews was born on 4 July 1904, his father, Benjamin F Mathews, was 34 and his mother, Eva Dove Stewart, was 26. He married Lena Olivia Norris on 11 April 1936, in Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States. He lived in Weston, Lewis, West Virginia, United States for about 5 years and Freemans Creek District, Lewis, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 8 September 1944, in Valley Chapel, Lewis, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Lewis, West Virginia, United States.

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Franklin Stewart Matthews
Lena Olivia Norris
Marriage: 11 April 1936

Spouse and Children

11 April 1936
Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Lila Irene Matthews



    Sarah Ann Matthews


    Eva Elizabeth Matthews


World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 2

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 12

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

1 English: patronymic from Matthew . In North America, this form has assimilated numerous vernacular derivatives in other languages of Latin Mat(t)hias and Matthaeus.2 Irish (Ulster and County Louth): used as an Americanized form of McMahon .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Franklin S Matthews in household of F B Matthews, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Franklin S Matthews, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Franklin Mathews in household of Frank Mathews, "United States Census, 1910"

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