James Matheny (1886 - 1968)

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James Matheny
1886 - 1968
updated February 06, 2019
James Matheny was born on July 24, 1886. He died in September 1968 at age 82. We know that James Matheny had been residing in Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama 36612.

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James Matheny died in September 1968 at age 82. He was born on July 24, 1886. We have no information about James's surviving family. We know that James Matheny had been residing in Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama 36612.
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In 1886, in the year that James Matheny was born, on January 5th, Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson's book the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was published. Immediately popular, the paperback book was sold for $1 in the U.S. - almost $25 today. Stevenson's stepson said that he wrote the first draft in under 3 days.

In 1905, when he was 19 years old, the Niagara Falls conference was held in Fort Erie, Ontario. Led by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter, a group of African-American men met in opposition to racial segregation and disenfranchisement. Booker T. Washington had been calling for policies of accommodation and conciliation and these two men, along with the others who attended the conference, felt that this was accomplishing nothing. The group was the precursor to the NAACP.

In 1930, he was 44 years old when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1949, at the age of 63 years old, James was alive when on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1968, in the year of James Matheny's passing, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

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Illinois, United States
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West Virginia, United States
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Born: around 1926
United States
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Born: around 1922
Ohio, United States
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Born: around 1915
Ohio, United States
James R Matheny
Born: around 1922
Ohio, United States
James C Matheny
Born: around 1921
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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
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Born: around 1923
Mississippi, United States
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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

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Dorothy F Matheny
Sep 6, 1909 - Aug 20, 2000
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Otto Matheny
Jun 17, 1908 - February 1983
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James Matheny
Jul 23, 1920 - June 1979
Montgomery, Alabama
Andrew Matheny
Jan 4, 1921 - July 1984
Notasulga, Alabama
John Matheny
Aug 28, 1889 - April 1978
Atmore, Alabama
Charles R Matheny
Apr 9, 1926 - Aug 30, 2008
Anniston, AL
Carrie Matheny
Mar 28, 1894 - December 1983
Florida
Charles R Matheny
Feb 22, 1955 - Apr 18, 2000
Jennifer Ann Matheny
Jul 25, 1961 - Mar 1, 2008
Mullins, South Carolina
John Matheny
Feb 13, 1891 - September 1970
Athens, Alabama
Marion Matheny
Nov 24, 1893 - February 1969
Florence, Alabama
Willie Matheny
Dec 11, 1915 - February 1977
Tallassee, Alabama
Herman Matheny
Oct 8, 1921 - Nov 26, 2004
Tallassee, AL
Raymond T Matheny
May 26, 1927 - Apr 12, 1999
Eight Mile, AL
Martha Matheny
Jan 31, 1927 - Jan 7, 2000
Mobile, AL
Dorothy S Matheny
Oct 9, 1930 - Sep 22, 2009
Moulton, AL
Ruth M Matheny
Nov 22, 1932 - Nov 12, 2006
Hope Hull, AL
Gladys Matheny
Dec 5, 1909 - September 1984
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
William T Matheny
May 30, 1915 - Sep 8, 2006
Baton Rouge, LA
James H Matheny
Oct 19, 1908 - Aug 19, 1991
Bossier City, LA

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