Brinkley Family History

Cleo Ernest MatthewsAge: 39 years19201960

Name
Cleo Ernest Matthews
Birth August 30, 1920 37 30
Birth of a daughter
#1
Linda Sue Matthews

Birth of a daughter
#2
Marilyn Matthews

Birth of a son
#3
Allen Dean Matthews

Birth of a sisterAlice Mae Matthews
February 25, 1923 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherLloyd James “Bud” Matthews
October 15, 1928 (Age 8 years)
Census April 17, 1930 (Age 9 years) Age: 9
Death of a maternal grandmotherFannie Kzar Bodenhamer
June 28, 19394:35 PM (Age 18 years)
Cause: Cerebral Hemorrhage, Hypertension, Diabetes
Burial of a maternal grandmotherFannie Kzar Bodenhamer
June 30, 1939 (Age 18 years)
Cemetery: Zion Hill Cemetery
Death of a paternal grandfatherGeorge Washington Matthews
March 23, 19405:15 PM (Age 19 years)
Address: Rural Hazel Hill At his home southeast of the Oak Grove Church
Cause: Cerebral Hemorrhage due to Arterial Hypertension
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The death certificate incorrectly records George's father as being from Iowa. I cannot explain that.

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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 (Age 19 years)
Cemetery: Oak Grove Cemetery
Death of a maternal grandfatherJoseph Calaway Bayless
July 15, 195411:30 PM (Age 33 years)
Cause: Cardiovascular Disiease, Hypertension, and Excessive Heat
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The tombstone seems to list the wrong death month. The tombstone lists the death date as June 15, 1954.

Burial of a maternal grandfatherJoseph Calaway Bayless
July 18, 1954 (Age 33 years)
Cemetery: Zion Hill
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The tombstone lists the death date as June 15, 1954. This seems to be a mistake because the death certificate was filed July 18 and also lists the death date as July 15, 1954.

Occupation
Carpenter

Event
Skills / Personality

Note: Cleo was a skilled inventor known for making things with little resources. His brother Bud who was 8 years younger tells stories of assisting with these projects. Cleo made a small manually fed gasoline engine out of various items including pieces of a bicycle pump. Bud said the project was going great until the timing was a little off and it blew a piston. Cleo also made a rope making machine. Bud would turn the crank and as they moved up it would make great pieces of rope out of binding twine. Cleo was also interested in model railroading. Making complete working scenes with paper mache.
Death June 18, 19604:30 AM (Age 39 years)
Address: Warrensburg Medical Center Inc.
Cause of death: Aplastic Anemia
Burial June 21, 1960 (3 days after death)
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father
mother
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
22 months
elder brother
5 years
elder brother
Eugene Carl Matthews
Birth: September 25, 1918 35 28Missouri, USA
Death: February 24, 1999Missouri, USA
23 months
himself
3 years
younger sister
sister
Margaret Frances Matthews
younger brother
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himself
wife
daughter
daughter
son

Event

Cleo was a skilled inventor known for making things with little resources. His brother Bud who was 8 years younger tells stories of assisting with these projects. Cleo made a small manually fed gasoline engine out of various items including pieces of a bicycle pump. Bud said the project was going great until the timing was a little off and it blew a piston. Cleo also made a rope making machine. Bud would turn the crank and as they moved up it would make great pieces of rope out of binding twine. Cleo was also interested in model railroading. Making complete working scenes with paper mache.

DeathDeath Certificate (Missouri File No. 60-023644), Cleo Ernest Matthews (S498410)Death Certificate (Missouri File No. 60-023644), Cleo Ernest Matthews (S498410)
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