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Subject: Mathews of Hot Springs County, Arkansas
Author: Heather
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2004
Classification: Query

I am looking for any information on Mathews family of Hot Springs Arkansas in the early 1900s.
My great grandmother was born in Hot Springs County, Arkansas in Jan 1909 then a few months later was found on a train wreck in Hot Springs Cty Arkansas with both parents dead. She was put in foster home and that same year adopted by Elmer and Gertrude Shelby.
I know that she shows up with them in the 1910 Census in Malvern, Hot Springs County, Arkansas and it shows her as Foster Child and both parents born in Arkansas.

I don't know the truth behind the train wreck that is what we have always been told.

If you know of ANY Mathews in this area please let me know, if you know any Mathews(in Hot Springs County) that died in 1909 please let me know...

Any Help would be appreciated.