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Claude Matthews
Birth: Dec. 14, 1845
Bath County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 28, 1898

Twenty-third Governor of Indiana, from January 9, 1893-January 11,1897. Matthews was a Democrat who served in the Indiana House of Representatives in 1876, and as Indiana Secretary of State from 1891 to 1893. As Governor, Matthews used the state militia to control striking railroad workers. Also as Governor, Matthews opposed prize fighting and horse racing. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Martha Ann Renick Whitcomb Matthews (1847 - 1912)*
 
 Children:
  Renick Seymour Matthews (1872 - 1895)*
  Helen M. Mathews Krekler (1878 - 1953)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: stroke
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Clinton
Vermillion County
Indiana, USA
Plot: buried on the far southside of cemetery
 
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Record added: Jul 27, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 11185
Claude Matthews
Added by: Indiana Historical Bureau
 
Claude Matthews
Added by: Seth Musselman
 
Claude Matthews
Added by: Seth Musselman
 
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- Geraldine Barnett
 Added: May. 18, 2014

- Tom A. Hawk
 Added: Apr. 28, 2014
Matthews,Indiana was founded in 1895 and named in honor of then-governor Claude Matthews. Founders located the town near the center of the Trenton gas field, and it was hoped that this geographically central location could become the future capital of Ind...(Read more)
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 Added: Sep. 1, 2010
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