Etta May Matthews

7 May 1868–28 December 1954 (Age 86)
Muskingum, Ohio, United States

The Life of Etta May

Etta May Matthews was born on 7 May 1868, in Muskingum, Ohio, United States as the daughter of T Caroline Warner. She married William Thomas Davies on 6 May 1888, in Muskingum, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Springfield Township, Summit, Ohio, United States in 1910 and Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States in 1930. She died on 28 December 1954, at the age of 86, and was buried in Rose Hill Burial Park, Fairlawn, Summit, Ohio, United States.

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William Thomas Davies
Etta May Matthews
Marriage: 6 May 1888
Ethel M Davies
Irene Lee Davies
Grace Mary Davies
William Robert Davies

Spouse and Children

6 May 1888
Muskingum, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    T Caroline Warner




World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 2

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 28

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.

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)

  • Etty M Shepherd in household of Ann E Warner, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ettie M Matthews in household of Ann E Warner, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Etta Davies in household of William Davies, "United States Census, 1940"

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