Matilda Dyson

Brief Life History of Matilda

When Matilda Dyson was born on 25 December 1877, in Louisiana, United States, her father, Joseph Dyson, was 26 and her mother, Louisa Foster, was 28. She married Edward K Morgan in 1901. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Jefferson, Texas, United States in 1920 and Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas, United States in 1930. She died on 5 June 1951, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Harris, Texas, United States.

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Edward K Morgan
Matilda Dyson
Marriage: 1901
Harry Harmon Morgan

Sources (6)

  • Mathilda Morgan in household of Edward K Morgan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mathilda Morgan, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Mathilda Dyson in entry for Harry Harmon Morgan, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.


Earliest recorded burial date, 1894.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: metronymic meaning ‘son of Dye’, from the Middle English female personal name Dye . The name is also sometimes interchanged with Tyson .

In some cases also an Americanized form of Norwegian Disen: habitational name from a farm name found in several places in eastern Norway, a compound of Old Norse dís ‘woman, goddess’ + -en from vin ‘meadow’. Compare Deason 2.

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

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