John Henry Mathis

7 March 1892–11 February 1964 (Age 71)
Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of John Henry

When John Henry Mathis was born on 7 March 1892, in Georgia, United States, his father, Ira Mathis, was 33 and his mother, Aurelia Woodard, was 21. He married Etoileye "Toye" Patten on 18 January 1914, in Berrien, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He died on 11 February 1964, in Berrien, Georgia, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in West View Cemetery, Nashville, Berrien, Georgia, United States.

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John Henry Mathis
Etoileye "Toye" Patten
Marriage: 18 January 1914
Evelyn Mathis
Marie Mathis
Beatrice Mathis

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World Events (8)

1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia
Age 1
The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 4
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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts
Age 20
Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch and French: from a variant of the personal name Mathias ( see Matthew ).2 English: patronymic from a pet form of Matthew .

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

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Grandpap's death

Berrien Press obituary states that he died at 2PM at his home in Nashville. This is all true, but here is the "rest of the story": I was coming home from school on a Tuesday (Usually walked to and …

Sources (14)

  • John H Mathis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Henry Mathis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Henry Mathis in household of Ira Mathis, "United States Census, 1910"

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