Irena Matthews

26 August 1893–1 May 1953 (Age 59)
Markleysburg, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Irena

When Irena Matthews was born on 26 August 1893, in Markleysburg, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, James P Matthews Sr, was 43 and her mother, Nancy P Glover, was 34. She married Charles Fredrick Rexford on 5 August 1924, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. She lived in San Diego Township, San Diego, California, United States in 1940 and San Diego, California, United States for about 4 years. She died on 1 May 1953, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego, California, United States.

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Charles Fredrick Rexford
Irena Matthews
Marriage: 5 August 1924

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 August 1924Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 3
    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.
    1905 · The Movie Theater
    Age 12
    The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
    1909 · The NAACP is formed
    Age 16
    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English and Irish (Ulster and County Louth): patronymic from the personal name Matthew . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages, such as German Matthäus (from the personal name Matthäus, from Latin Matthaeus) and Slovenian Matavž (from an obsolete vernacular form of the personal name Matevž, from Latin Matthaeus). Compare Mathews .Irish: Anglicized form of Mac Mathghamhna (see McMahon ).

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

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    Sources (9)

    • Irena P Rexford in household of Charle F Rexford, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Irene Stott, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Arena Mathews in household of Nan Mathews, "United States Census, 1900"

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