James Vardeman Matson, Jr.

Male Abt 1859 - 1931  (~ 72 years)


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  • Name James Vardeman Matson  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born Abt Feb 1859  Independence, Washington, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Jun 1931  Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 7, 8, 10
    Buried 17 Jun 1931  Hubbard, Hill, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7
    • Fairview Cemetery
    Person ID I7882  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 

    Father James Vardeman Matson,   b. Abt 1824, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1895  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary E. Catherine Lincecum,   b. Between 1825 and 1826, Cotton Gin Port, Monroe, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1905  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 4 Oct 1848  Washington, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F2781  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marcia E. Wells,   b. Abt 1875, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F2775  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt Feb 1859 - Independence, Washington, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Jun 1931 - Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 17 Jun 1931 - Hubbard, Hill, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • - FindAGrave.com memorial #11235563 by D. Love states the first wife of James was Sallie M., and they had the following children: James Vardeman III, Mabell, Robert, Emma, Hugh, and Eulila. Census records I looked at show a Sallie M. Louis/Lewis with a son Hugh M. Sallie was listed as James' sister. Need to verify relationship, and if there indeed was a marriage before Marcia Wells. In James' obituary, the only children listed as survivors were Marcia's two (his stepchildren). Also, James is listed as single (as opposed to divorced or widowed) in every census prior to his together with Marcia in 1920.
    • - Dallas Morning News (Texas)
      16 June 1931
      James V. Matson Dies At Waco Sanitarium
      Special to The News.
      WACO, Texas, June 15 -- James V. Matson of Hubbard, 72, died Monday night in a Waco sanitarium. He had been ill only a few days. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at Hubbard.

      A native Texan, Mr. Matson was born near Independence, but for the last fifty-three years he had lived at Hubbard. He was a stockman and one of the largest shareholders in the cottonoil mill at Dawson and had other interests, including a directorship of the First National Bank of Hubbard. Surviving him are his wife and two stepchildren.

  • Sources 
    1. [S503] author unknown, A Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas, Pgs 593 & 594.
      Biographical sketch of Colonel J. V. Matson

    2. [S511] Fairview Cemetery (Hubbard, Hill County, Texas), Grave Markers, FindAGrave.com memorial #11235563 by D. Love, photo included.

    3. [S513] 1920 U.S. Census, Texas, Hill, Hubbard, Population Schedule; Online Images, ED #54, Sheet No. 4B, Dwelling 103, Family 104 (lines 91-94), Accessed 21 September 2011.
      James V. Matson (b. TX) household with wife Marcia W. and stepchildren Marcia and Eugene McDaniel

    4. [S514] 1910 U.S. Census, Texas, Hill, Hubbard, Population Schedule; Online Images, ED #169, Sheet No. 17A, Dwelling 319, Family 334 (lines 29-32), Accessed 21 September 2011.
      James V. Matson (b. TX) household with Sallie M. Louis, Hugh N. Louis, and Mary Shepard (widowed)

    5. [S515] 1900 U.S. Census, Texas, Hill, Justice Precint No. 5, Population Schedule; Online Images, ED #46, Sheet No. 5A, Dwelling 72, Family 74 (lines 1-4), Accessed 22 September 2011.
      James V. Matson household with Mary E., Sallie M. Lewis, and Hugh M. Lewis

    6. [S350] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000.
      James Vardeman Matson, 15 June 1931, certificate no. 29975

    7. [S516] Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
      James Vardeman Matson, 15 June 1931, death certificate no. 29975, Texas State Department of Health

    8. [S512] unknown author, “James V. Matson Dies At Waco Sanitarium” (online archive), Accessed 21 September 2011.

    9. [S972] 1880 Census of United States, Texas, Washington, Precint No. 4, Dist No. 11, population Schedule; Online Images, E. D. No. 148, page no. 30, dwelling 272, family 282, J. V. Matson household, accessed March 2017.
      Includes wife Mary; son J. V.; daughter Emma; and [relationship blank] Hub. Lincecum

    10. [S294] Tombstone Transcription.