Brinkley Family History

Archie Ray Matthews

Archie Ray Matthews

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Tony Michale Matthews
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Birth of a son
Troy Alan Matthews
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Death of a paternal grandfatherGeorge Washington Matthews
March 23, 19405:15 PM
Address: Rural Hazel Hill At his home southeast of the Oak Grove Church
Cause: Cerebral Hemorrhage due to Arterial Hypertension

The death certificate incorrectly records George's father as being from Iowa. I cannot explain that.


Long Illness Ends

For G. W. Matthews Services for Resident Of Oak Grove Community

Held Sunday Afternoon

George W. Matthews, 82, died early Saturday morning at his home southeast of the Oak Grove church where the greater part of his life was spent. He had been an invalid for 12 years. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Oak Grove church conducted by the Rev. R. P. Keathley of Morrisville, a Cumberland Presbyterian minister. J. C. Sheperd, Horace McCullock, Raymond Schooling and W.L. Denney, accompanied by Mrs. Clay Robbins, sang "Good Will Take Care of You" and Mr. Denney sang "God's Tomorrow". Burial was in the Oak Grove cemetery and the following grandchildren were pallbearers: George and Herbert Warden, Russell and Alberta Marsh, Clarence, G. D. Mark and Calvin Matthews. Mr. Matthews, who was born in Johnson County May 10, 1857, was a son of William and Susan Wilson Matthews. He married Alic Roach and they were parents of three children. Mrs. Zula Marsh of Lafayette County, Mrs. William Warden and Ed Matthews both of Warrensburg. After the death of this wife, he married Mattie Matthews, who survives. To them were born nine children, who with their mother are left. They are Fred of Odesa; Frank of north of Warrensburg; Mrs. Tom Farrell, and Earl Matthews of Kansas City; Mrs. Mattie Bratton, Mrs. Lucille Huffman, Archie, Walter and Robert, all of north of Warrensburg. Others left are about 40 grandchildren and nearly as many great-grandchildren. Early in life Mr. Matthews united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church and remained a loyal member throughout his life.

Burial of a paternal grandfatherGeorge Washington Matthews
March 24, 1940
Cemetery: Oak Grove Cemetery
Death of a paternal grandmotherMattie Moore Matthews
September 27, 19507:50 PM
Address: 108 East Gay Street
Cause: Arterio Sclerosis, Heart Disease
Burial of a paternal grandmotherMattie Moore Matthews
September 29, 1950
Cemetery: Oak Grove Cemetery
Death of a fatherFrank Lee Matthews
October 9, 1970
Death of a motherEsta Mae McFerrin
June 5, 1994
Address: Nursing Home
Publication: The Kansas City Star - Tuesday, June 7, 1994

ESTA M. MATTHEWS Esta Mae Matthews , 82, Warrensburg , Mo., died June 5, 1994, in a nursing home in Warrensburg . Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Chapel, Warrensburg ; burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Oak Grove in Jackson County. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the First United Methodist Church of Warrensburg . Mrs. Matthews was born in Lafayette County, Mo., and lived in Warrensburg most of he r life. She was a receptionist at Johnson County Memorial Hospital in Warrensburg before she retired in 1970. She was a member of the church. Her husband, Frank Matthews , died in 1970. Survivors include two sons, Carl Matthews , Centerview, Mo., and Archie Ray Matthews , Warrensburg ; three brothers, Lee McFerrin, Odessa, Mo., Ralph McFerrin, Higginsville, Mo., and Paul McFerrin, Warrensburg ; four sisters, Viola Barnett, Mildred Fisher, Virginia Ramsey and Alice Hanrahan of Warrensburg ; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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