Rachel Leara Reeves

7 February 1888–15 April 1964 (Age 76)
Swindall, Van Zandt, Texas, United States

The Life of Rachel Leara

When Rachel Leara Reeves was born on 7 February 1888, in Swindall, Van Zandt, Texas, United States, her father, Christopher Columbus Reeves, was 37 and her mother, Ollie A Matlock, was 13. She married Crocket Edward Matlock on 13 August 1902, in Smith, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 7, Van Zandt, Texas, United States for about 10 years and Smith, Texas, United States in 1930. She died on 15 April 1964, in Tyler, Smith, Texas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Pleasant Retreat Cemetery, Tyler, Smith, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Crocket Edward Matlock
Rachel Leara Reeves
Marriage: 13 August 1902
Ibbie C Olor Matlock
Martha A Matlock
Ethel Evelyn Matlock
Ruby L Matlock
Clinton William Matlock
Thomas Lloyd Matlock
Paul R Matlock
Buford Burnice Matlock

Spouse and Children

    Crocket Edward Matlock



13 August 1902
Smith, Texas, United States


    Ibbie C Olor Matlock


    Martha A Matlock


    Ethel Evelyn Matlock


    Ruby L Matlock


    Clinton William Matlock


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Christopher Columbus Reeves


    Ollie A Matlock




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 6

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 20

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English:1. patronymic from Reeve . 2. topographic name for someone who lived on the margin of a wood, from a misdivision of the Middle English phrase atter eves ‘at the edge’ (Old English æt þære efese).

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

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Sources (3)

  • R L Matlock in household of E C Matlock, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rachel L Matlock in household of Crocket B Matlock, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Matlock in household of Crocket Matlock, "United States Census, 1930"

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