James Monroe Matthews

6 December 1915–20 December 1986 (Age 71)
Aplin, Perry, Arkansas, United States

The Life of James Monroe

When James Monroe Matthews was born on 6 December 1915, in Aplin, Perry, Arkansas, United States, his father, James Monroe Mathews, was 38 and his mother, Charlotte Minerva Thedford, was 33. He lived in Morrilton, Conway, Arkansas, United States in 1930. He died on 20 December 1986, at the age of 71, and was buried in Morrilton, Conway, Arkansas, United States.

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James Monroe Matthews
Mary Helen Gillespie

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    James Monroe Mathews


    Charlotte Minerva Thedford




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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 7

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 20

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • J M Matthews in household of James M Matthews, "United States Census, 1920"
  • J M Mathews in household of James M Matthews, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Monroe Matthews, "Find A Grave Index"

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