Carl Matlock (1910 - 1965)

Carl Matlock
1910 - 1965
updated November 10, 2019
Carl Matlock, father to 6 children, was born on November 11, 1910 at Home, Joplin, Missouri. He was born to Lena Matlock and Charlie Matlock, with siblings Irene, Thelma, Dorothy, and Harland. He was baptized at Home, West Covina, California. Carl married Shirley Clarke in 1935 in Los Angeles, California and Carl died in June 1965 in West Covina, California. They gave birth to Jimmie Lee Matlock, Robert Charles Matlock, Bill Carl Matlock, Lynne Marie (Matlock) Champion, Jackie Laneen (Matlock) Ouellette, and Jean (Matlock) MaCarthy. He died on June 27, 1965 at Queen of the Valley Hospital, West Covina, California at age 54.

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Carl Matlock
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West Covina, Los Angeles County, California United States
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Carl Matlock was born on at Home, in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri United States
Carl Matlock died on at Queen of the Valley Hospital, in West Covina, Los Angeles County, California United States
Carl Matlock was born on at Home, in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri United States
Carl Matlock died on at Queen of the Valley Hospital, in West Covina, Los Angeles County, California United States
Lung Cancer
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at Queen of Heaven, in Rowland Heights, Los Angeles County, California United States
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All I know he was born and rasied in Missouri with his Father and 3 sisters and 1 brother. His mother died in childbirth with Harland (his brother).

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A citizen of USA Born in Missouri moved to Los Angeles California in the early 30's We as a family lived all over Los Angeles County due to my mother wanting to move quite often. Some of the cities we lived in were Lynnwood, Baldwin Park, La Puente, and West Covina.


Christian, but did not attend or belong to a church


at Home, in West Covina, Los Angeles County, California United States


Only had a 8th grade education


Truck Driver for Baker's & Confectioners Supply Co in Los Angeles, California He delivered to Bakery's all over Southern California also to all the Horse Racing Tracks
Worked for this company for 20+ years. Arrived at work at 4am and was home by 4:30pm

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Working and taking care of his family
He was a GREAT provider
From a Grateful and Loving Daughter
I Love & Miss you Dad. Lynne

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Carl Matlock & Shirley Zinn (Clarke) Matlock

1935 - June 1965
Cause of Separation: Death
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States


May 1, 1917 - Dec 2, 2008


Jan 9, 1937 - Unknown
Oct 7, 1939 - Unknown
Dec 26, 1945 - Unknown
Dec 4, 1949 - Unknown
May 2, 1951 - Unknown
Nov 27, 1954 - Unknown


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Lynne Champion
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He was a good man. A man of very few words, but when he spoke you listened.
He loved his family but being raised by a bitter father he never knew how to be gentle and loving. Although he did have his moments.
Nov 09, 2019 · Reply

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Carl was born on November 11, 1910 and passed away on June 27, 1965.

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1910 - 1965 World Events

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In 1910, in the year that Carl Matlock was born, the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

In 1925, he was merely 15 years old when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1948, when he was 38 years old, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1950, Carl was 40 years old when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1965, in the year of Carl Matlock's passing, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

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