James Matheny (1873 - 1967)

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James Matheny
1873 - 1967
updated February 06, 2019
James Matheny was born on September 19, 1873. He died in November 1967 at age 94. We know that James Matheny had been residing in Greenway, Clay County, Arkansas 72430.


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James Matheny passed away in November 1967 at 94 years old. He was born on September 19, 1873. There is no information about James's family or relationships. We know that James Matheny had been residing in Greenway, Clay County, Arkansas 72430.
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In 1873, in the year that James Matheny was born, on February 12th, The Coinage Act of 1873 was signed by President Ulysses S. Grant. It went into effect on April 1st and ended the use of gold and silver in the U.S. for currency - placing the country on the gold standard. The Act wasn't popular with everyone.

In 1897, by the time he was 24 years old, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1921, he was 48 years old when on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1957, James was 84 years old when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1967, in the year of James Matheny's passing, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

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Aug 13, 1901 - September 1969
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Jul 21, 1910 - Sep 12, 2000
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Fred Matheny
Sep 7, 1915 - Nov 19, 1988
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Aug 26, 1909 - August 1985
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Mar 21, 1900 - February 1970
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Sep 29, 1904 - February 1981
Little Rock, Arkansas
William Matheny
Mar 7, 1900 - March 1982
Ravenden, Arkansas
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Aug 6, 1928 - Jun 24, 2007
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Feb 20, 1926 - Dec 7, 2008
Paragould, AR
Elijah Matheny
Dec 12, 1897 - March 1986
Little Rock, Arkansas
Ruth Matheny
Mar 31, 1906 - June 1985
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Katherine A Matheny
Apr 15, 1933 - Mar 21, 2004
Maryland Heights, MO
Tom Matheny
Mar 1, 1900 - December 1957
Anne E Matheny
May 8, 1940 - Aug 17, 2010
Woodbridge, VA
Lucy E Matheny
Feb 8, 1913 - Mar 22, 1991
Leachville, AR
James Matheny
Apr 15, 1943 - June 1986
Leachville, Arkansas
George Matheny
Jan 27, 1902 - Dec 25, 2001
Paragould, AR
Burley L Matheny
Sep 16, 1903 - May 21, 1998
Paragould, AR

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