John Mathews (1768-1849) —
of Lewisburg, Greenbrier
County, Va. (now W.Va.).
Born in Rockbridge
County, Va., October
member of Virginia
state house of delegates from Greenbrier County, 1798-1802,
1803-05, 1813-15, 1816-17.
Died in Lewisburg, Greenbrier
County, Va (now W.Va.), November
10, 1849 (age 81 years, 11
Interment at Old
Stone Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Lewisburg, W.Va.
Matthew Mansfield Neely (1874-1958) —
also known as Matthew M. Neely —
of Fairmont, Marion
Born in Grove, Doddridge
County, W.Va., November
Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; mayor
of Fairmont, W.Va., 1908-10; U.S.
Representative from West Virginia 1st District, 1913-21, 1945-47;
defeated, 1920, 1946; U.S.
Senator from West Virginia, 1923-29, 1931-41, 1949-58; defeated,
1928; resigned 1941; defeated, 1942; died in office 1958; delegate to
Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1932,
and Resolutions Committee; member, Committee
to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1952,
of West Virginia, 1941-45.
Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Sons of
the American Revolution; Freemasons;
Fellows; Elks; Knights
of Pythias; Moose; Eagles;
Sigma Kappa; Phi
Beta Kappa; Americans
for Democratic Action; United
Spanish War Veterans.
Died, from cancer,
in the Bethesda
Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery
County, Md., January
18, 1958 (age 83 years, 70
Interment at Woodlawn
Cemetery, Fairmont, W.Va.
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