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William Davidson Matthews
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Birth: Mar. 17, 1850
French Camp
Choctaw County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Mar. 14, 1948
Pampa
Gray County
Texas, USA

Birth: 17 MAR 1850 in French Camp, Choctaw, Mississippi
Death: 14 MAR 1948 in Pampa, Gray, Texas
Burial: Mobeetie Cemetery, Mobeetie, Wheeler, Texas
Census: 25 OCT 1850 MS, Choctaw
Census: 1860 MS, Choctaw
Census: 1880 TX, Johnson, Precinct 3

Son of William Charles Matthews & Elizabeth Crawford

Eleven Children

The Story goes… that they were at the home of Preston and Viola (Patton) Matthews in Pampa, TX on March 14 1948. The family was all there to celebrate the 98th birthday of Grandpa William Davidson Matthews which was two day hence. They say that everything had been going good, lots of music and laughter, good food… there was ALWAYS good food when the ladies got together…. when Grandpa asked the musician to play one of his favorite song for him. Sometime later someone remarked that they hadn't heard Grandpa calling out for anything and someone went to check on him… they found him sitting in his favorite chair on the front porch. He had left his party to go home to Grandma Augusta… Days later the family once again gathered together, this time to say their final good-byes to a man who had been a big part of all their lives. Grandpa Matthews died that day .. near as they can figure out he went to his final peaceful sleep just as the song ended. Some say he enjoyed dancing with Grandma so much that he didn't want the dance to end…

 
 
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 Parents:
  William Charles Matthews (1814 - ____)
  Elizabeth Crawford Matthews (1814 - 1858)
 
 Spouse:
  Augusta Amanda Isadora Gray Matthews (1854 - 1934)
 
 Children:
  James Thomas *Uncle Tommy* Matthews (1873 - 1943)*
  Georgia Elizabeth Matthews Trew (1878 - 1961)*
  Robert Estes Matthews (1880 - 1958)*
  Charles Earl Matthews (1882 - 1957)*
  Ona Missouri Matthews Thornton (1884 - 1974)*
  Mettie Matthews Trew (1886 - 1968)*
  Myrtle Lee Matthews Flowers (1889 - 1973)*
  Joseph Preston Matthews (1890 - 1955)*
  Nona Belle Matthews Lea (1893 - 1970)*
  Blanche Ester Matthews Lary (1895 - 1989)*
 
 Siblings:
  John C. Matthews (1846 - 1908)*
  William Davidson Matthews (1850 - 1948)
  Mary Jane Matthews Jayroe (1852 - 1929)*
  Robert Wiggins Matthews (1854 - 1929)*
  Eliza Lydia Matthews Jones (1856 - 1895)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mobeetie Cemetery
Mobeetie
Wheeler County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Barbara Matthews
Record added: Jul 15, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7688499
William Davidson Matthews
Added by: Barbara Matthews
 
William Davidson Matthews
Added by: Barbara Matthews
 
William Davidson Matthews
Added by: Barbara Matthews
 
 
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- shirley weidler
 Added: Aug. 21, 2014
Though I never met you G-Grandfather... I love you. Daughter of your Grandson Gerald Lewis Matthews
- Barbara Matthews
 Added: Sep. 9, 2011
 
 
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