James Matheny (1920 - 1979)

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James Matheny
1920 - 1979
updated February 06, 2019
James Matheny was born on July 23, 1920. He died in June 1979 at age 58. We know that James Matheny had been residing in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama 36109.

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James Matheny passed away in June 1979 at 58 years old. He was born on July 23, 1920. We have no information about James's immediate family. We know that James Matheny had been residing in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama 36109.
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In 1920, in the year that James Matheny was born, the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, passed both Houses of Congress and was sent to the States to ratify. In August, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment and it became law eight days later. Mississippi ratified it in 1984.

In 1932, James was only 12 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1948, when he was 28 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 1952, by the time he was 32 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1979, in the year of James Matheny's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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Jan 4, 1921 - July 1984
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Carrie Matheny
Mar 28, 1894 - December 1983
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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
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Marion Matheny
Nov 24, 1893 - February 1969
Florence, Alabama
Willie Matheny
Dec 11, 1915 - February 1977
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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
Thomas Matheny
Jan 12, 1919 - December 1956
Orin L Matheny
Aug 30, 1911 - Nov 23, 1996
Gilbertown, AL
Hugh Matheny
Apr 8, 1887 - September 1972
Covington, Louisiana

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