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 Kate Elizabeth <I>Smiley</I> Matson

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Kate Elizabeth Smiley Matson

  • Birth 3 Jan 1895 Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 27 Apr 1985 Downey, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial El Cerrito, Contra Costa County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 8164990

Daughter of James K Smiley and Susan Demaris Pulley, she was born in Missouri, from a long line of Missouri pioneers.

She married Samuel Louis Matson, and they had one child, May Emma Matson. They later divorced. She raised her grandson Robert Leland Reed after May had divorced her husband Laurence, and then May died of TB.

She was a sweet lady, with a sly and infectious laugh. Rest in peace, great-grandmother.

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  • Created by: Michelle
  • Added: 8 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8164990
  • Michelle
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Kate Elizabeth Smiley Matson (3 Jan 1895–27 Apr 1985), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8164990, citing Sunset View Cemetery, El Cerrito, Contra Costa County, California, USA ; Maintained by Michelle (contributor 46491256) .