James H Matheny (1924 - 2003)

A photo of James H Matheny
James H Matheny
1924 - 2003
updated February 06, 2019
James H Matheny was born on October 16, 1924. He died on June 7, 2003 at 78 years of age. We know that James H Matheny had been residing in Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, California 90275.

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

James H Matheny Biography

With today's technology we are able to write and share our own history which lasts forever online. Our ancestors never had a chance to document their lives. This biography is dedicated to memorialize the life of James Matheny, honor his ancestry & genealogy, and his immediate Matheny family.

Most Commonly Known Name

James H Matheny

First name

James

Middle name

H

Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases

Gender

Male

Birth

James Matheny was born on

Death

James Matheny died on

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for James.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of James H Matheny?

Obituary

Unknown.

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is James's ethnicity and where did his parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived

Unknown.

Religion

Unknown. Was James a religious man?

Last Known Residence

Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, California 90275

Education

Did James finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did James attend?

Professions

Share what James did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of James's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Did James serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with his life?

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different James Matheny?
View other bios of people named James Mathenies
Back to Top

James H Matheny Family Tree

James's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Matheny family tree.

James's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
James H Matheny
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

Friends:

Click to add friends & family.

James's Family Photos

We currently do not have photos of James H Matheny. Below are potential family photos that share James's last name or surname. Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of James during various points of his life

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Share Memories about James

What do you remember about James H Matheny? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that James is remembered.

James Matheny Obituary

This obit of James H Matheny is maintained by James's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

James H Matheny died on June 7, 2003 at 78 years old. He was born on October 16, 1924. We are unaware of information about James's immediate family. We know that James H Matheny had been residing in Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, California 90275.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of James H Matheny

1924 - 2003 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during James's lifetime

In 1924, in the year that James H Matheny was born, Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1936, he was only 12 years old when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1942, he was 18 years old when from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

In 1962, by the time he was 38 years old, lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

In 1999, by the time he was 75 years old, the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

Other Biographies

Other James Mathenies

James W Matheny
Born: around 1927
Tennessee, United States
James D Matheny
Born: around 1917
Tennessee, United States
James Matheny
Born: around 1926
Missouri, United States
James C Matheny
Born: around 1917
Illinois, United States
James R Matheny
Born: around 1927
West Virginia, United States
James A Matheny
Born: around 1926
United States
James N Matheny
Born: around 1922
Ohio, United States
James D Matheny
Born: around 1915
Ohio, United States
James R Matheny
Born: around 1922
Ohio, United States
James C Matheny
Born: around 1921
United States
James M Matheny
Born: around 1907
Indiana, United States
James A Matheny
Born: around 1919
North Carolina, United States
James C Matheny
Born: around 1925
Tennessee, United States
James A Matheny
Born: around 1920
Alabama, United States
James E Matheny
Born: around 1923
Mississippi, United States
James M Matheny
Born: around 1919
Florida, United States
James U Matheny
Born: around 1920
Pennsylvania, United States
James R Matheny
Born: around 1927
Texas, United States
James E Matheny
Born: around 1923
Illinois, United States
James E Matheny
Born: around 1924
Georgia, United States

Other Mathenies

Goldie Matheny
Dec 21, 1905 - January 1971
Chicago, Illinois
Ray N Matheny
Aug 9, 1939 - Apr 23, 1997
Irene Louise Matheny
Sep 5, 1924 - Apr 11, 2008
San Luis Obispo, California
Robert G Matheny
Apr 5, 1925 - Mar 7, 1992
East Alton, IL
Rackey Matheny
Jan 16, 1873 - October 1968
Vandalia, Illinois
Bernice G Matheny
Oct 12, 1919 - February 1988
Belknap, IL
Dale E Matheny
Sep 30, 1926 - Jul 7, 1990
Dorothy D Matheny
Apr 21, 1916 - Mar 26, 1992
Litchfield, IL
Vera Matheny
Dec 24, 1905 - February 1980
Morton, Illinois
Hattie Matheny
Mar 20, 1886 - March 1982
McLeansboro, Illinois
Nona Matheny
Feb 22, 1894 - May 1983
Elizabethtown, Illinois
James D Matheny
Jun 9, 1993 - Nov 30, 2010
Paris, IL
Dorsey Matheny
Mar 26, 1891 - December 1978
Bryan, Ohio
Robert Matheny
Jun 29, 1899 - December 1976
Dresden, Tennessee
Boise E Matheny
Oct 26, 1923 - May 1, 2004
Bradenton, FL
Richard Matheny
Aug 18, 1906 - April 1978
Coloma, Michigan
E R Matheny
Aug 3, 1955 - Jul 1, 2000
John Matheny
Jul 4, 1918 - May 1966
Lansing, Michigan
Judith M Matheny
Apr 4, 1941 - Sep 13, 2000
Farmington, MI
Claude Matheny
Feb 24, 1898 - February 1963
California

Other Bios

Robert v Neumann
Nov 3, 1925 - Jun 9, 2008
Dorothy Smith
Mar 4, 1926 - January 1985
Florence Taylor
Dec 29, 1926 - May 1984
Allan H Gott
Feb 3, 1927 - Dec 21, 2005
Santa Cruz, CA
William A Misek
Mar 6, 1926 - Apr 20, 1999
Carpentersville, IL
Thomas W Guerin
Oct 10, 1927 - Jan 25, 1994
Chicago, IL
Earl B Ridgley
Apr 26, 1925 - Dec 28, 2009
Sullivan, Indiana
Richard Shirley
Apr 27, 1898 - May 1978
Lakeside, Michigan
Dolores I Bayer
May 2, 1926 - Mar 19, 2007
Necedah, WI
Beatrice Paulus
Apr 4, 1915 - Sep 18, 2006
Lincolnwood, IL
Stanley Engmann
May 23, 1926 - July 1986
Lillian D Mcdonough
Jan 8, 1927 - Jul 14, 2001
Union, NJ
James E Sramek
Dec 27, 1926 - Apr 27, 2000
Ballwin, MO
John C Mrotz
Jul 30, 1924 - Sep 23, 1995
Lake Geneva, WI
Dorothy M Pahr
Apr 30, 1928 - Dec 5, 1992
Westmont, IL
Shirley J Radtke
Feb 15, 1925 - July 1994
Muskegon, MI
Helene Venuto
Jul 24, 1901 - November 1983
Chicago, Illinois
Dorothy C Belanger
May 4, 1927 - Sep 9, 1999
Normal, IL
Mary E Plettau
Oct 27, 1926 - May 23, 2002
Plainfield, IL
Fannie Chudnow
Jun 28, 1901 - November 1966
Chicago, Illinois
Success Stories from Biographies like James H Matheny
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.