James Matheny (1925 - 1985)

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James Matheny
1925 - 1985
updated February 06, 2019
James Matheny was born on February 8, 1925. He died in February 1985 at 59 years old. We know that James Matheny had been residing in Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado 81501.


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James Matheny died in February 1985 at 59 years of age. He was born on February 8, 1925. There is no information about James's immediate family. We know that James Matheny had been residing in Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado 81501.
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In 1925, in the year that James Matheny was born, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1934, James was merely 9 years old when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1946, at the age of 21 years old, James was alive when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1974, at the age of 49 years old, James was alive when on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

In 1985, in the year of James Matheny's passing, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

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Born: around 1923
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May 31, 1984 - Sep 1, 2000
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Billy L Matheny
Feb 23, 1932 - Nov 5, 2004
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William C Matheny
Aug 18, 1932 - Nov 3, 2002
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Jun 30, 1919 - January 1978
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Syble Matheny
Dec 28, 1919 - Jan 2, 2005
Tiptonville, TN
Lewis Matheny
Mar 18, 1933 - March 1980
Hartselle, Alabama
Herman W Matheny
Mar 27, 1911 - Jan 21, 1997
Covington, TN
Jerry T Matheny
Mar 26, 1942 - Jan 8, 2003
Wynnburg, TN
Billy G Matheny
May 5, 1941 - Sep 11, 1998
Union City, TN
Elvis Matheny
Jun 18, 1908 - August 1974
Paris, Tennessee
Gloria F Matheny
Dec 5, 1935 - May 1, 2004
Howell, MI
Edward L Matheny
Aug 22, 1940 - Oct 13, 1986
Lynda Matheny
Sep 26, 1944 - July 1978
Ruby Matheny
Feb 3, 1914 - September 1980
Paris, Tennessee
William J Matheny
Apr 28, 1916 - Feb 28, 2002
Paris, TN
Winfred D Matheny
May 21, 1960 - May 9, 2001
Bobby J Matheny
Jul 13, 1954 - Apr 8, 2008
Obion, TN

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