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Lawrence Arthur Matthews
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Birth: Jul. 27, 1888
Nacogdoches County
Texas, USA
Death: Feb. 25, 1976
Potter County
Texas, USA

441-36-2169, Last Residence: 79102 Amarillo, Potter County, TX, Issued In Oklahoma (1953-1954) 1890 -- It was said that he rode the Goodnight Trail as a very young man in the mid to late 1900`s. If so, he would have been very young. The following is a simple understanding of the Goodnight Ranch and locations. Here`s what I found on the Goodnight Ranch -- Taken from - "The Online Handbook of Texas" The name Goodnight Ranch is sometimes applied to the JA Ranch, founded by Charles Goodnight and John G. Adair in 1876. The JA was divided after Adair`s death in 1887, however, when his widow, Cornelia Wadsworth Adair,qv took the Palo Duro and Tule divisions and Goodnight kept the Quitaque Ranch division. At the same time, Goodnight established a smaller ranch on 160 sections in Armstrong County. This ranch extended north to the Salt Fork of the Red River and centered around the town of Goodnight, then recently founded on the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway. This ranch bore its owner`s name after 1887....After selling out his interest in the Goodnight-Thayer enterprise about 1900, he restricted his range activities to sixty sections near the railroad and continued to operate it until 1927. L.A. Matthews was probably around one or the other locations. Two of his children were born in Armstrong Co., TX and he later settled in Archer City.

One other son: Earl Leon Matthews, -1923-1985 (Do not know where he is buried.

Family links: 
  Zibba Mae Conner Matthews (1888 - 1974)*
  Baby Boys (Twins) Matthews (1918 - 1918)*
  Pauline Victoria Matthews Bishop (1919 - 2003)*
  Lawrence Connor Matthews (1921 - 1988)*
  Merle Arthur Matthews (1925 - 1986)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Nan Hubbard-Kelly:)
Record added: Mar 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49269677

- Nan Hubbard-Kelly:)
 Added: Mar. 21, 2010

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