Matilda Josephine Panyan

Female15 March 1914–6 June 1999

Brief Life History of Matilda Josephine

When Matilda Josephine Panyan was born on 15 March 1914, in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States, her father, Matija Panjan, was 30 and her mother, Rosalija Mary Starasinich, was 35. She married Thomas Clyde Dunstan on 28 October 1934, in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Silver Bow Park, Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 6 June 1999, in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States.

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Thomas Clyde Dunstan
Matilda Josephine Panyan
Marriage: 28 October 1934
Clarence J Dunstan
Carol Jean Dunstan
Thomas J Dunstan

Sources (9)

  • Matilda J Dunstan, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Matilda Josephine Dunstan, "Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004"
  • Matilda Panyan, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 October 1934Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 2

    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.

    1919 · Oil is Discovered at Cat Creek

    Age 5

    Located near Petroleum and Garfield counties in Montana is Cat Creek . It was here in 1919, that oil was discovered

    1937 · The Neutrality Act

    Age 23

    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Filipino: nickname from Ilokano and Kapampangan pangan ‘to eat’.

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

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