Mathew Lewis BARFIELD[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20]

Male 1921 - 2008


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  • Born  4 Mar 1921  Swainsboro, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  31 Jan 2008  Augusta, Richmond County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Hawhammock Church Cemetery, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Mathew Lewis BARFIELD, a son of Susan Frances Boatright and William Leander Barfield, was born on 4 March 1921 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, age 9, in his mother's household in the 1930 Emanuel County census and as age 19 in the 1940 Emanuel County census. He also was named as a surviving son in his mother's 1953 obituary. In addition, he was named as a surviving brother in Ledora Barfield Britts 1943 obituary, James Brinson Barfield's 1967 obituary, Lora Barfield Neal's 1984 obituary, William Ray Barfields 1987 obituary, and Ruben Earnest Barfield's 1996 obituary.

      He served in the Army during World War II, which is reflected in his 1943 residence in Fort Pond, California and Camp Beale, California. His Army enlistment records provide the following information: Mathew L. Barfield; Birth Year: 1921; Nativity State: Georgia Residence: Emanuel County, Georgia; Enlistment Date: 12 November 1942; Enlistment Place: Fort McPherson, Atlanta, Georgia; Grade: Private; Education: Grammar school; Civil Occupation: Automobile Serviceman; Marital Status: Single, with dependents; Height: 71 inches; Weight: 147 pounds.

      While serving in the army, Mathew was a driver of light trucks with the rank of T/5 in the 37th Infantry Division. He served in the central Pacific, Southern Philippines, and Ryukyus and was awarded Distinguished Unit Badge, Bronze Arrowhead, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal with 3 bronze stars, American Defense Service Medal, American Service Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, and the Good Conduct Medal. His discharge papers note the following physical description: brown eyes, black hair, 5?6-1/2? height, 150 pounds. He was discharged 24 December 1945 at Fort McPherson, Georgia.

      He married first Bessie Mae McKinzie in Emanuel County on 12 October 1946. Nothing is known of this marriage.

      He was a resident of Canal Point, Palm Beach County, Florida in 1953, and a resident of Indiantown, Martin County, Florida in 1967. He moved to Donaldsonville, Seminole County, Georgia, where he operated a variety store, but had become a resident of Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia by 1987.

      He married second Ida Lou Molton Williams on 10 March 1950 in Okeechobee County, Florida. She was born on 11 November 1919.

      They had one son:

      i. Ricky S. BARFIELD

      Ida died on 20 September 1985 in Donalsonville, Seminole County, Georgia, and was buried in Friendship Cemetery in Seminole County.

      Mathew married third Nelle Wariuse Screws Lupato, who was born on 24 December 1921.

      Mathew died on 31 January 2008 in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, and was buried in Hawhammock Church Cemetery, Emanuel County.

      Nelle died on 18 September 2009 also in Augusta and was buried beside Mathew at Hawhammock Church Cemetery.
    Person ID  I716  Boatright Genealogy
    Last Modified  4 Jul 2012 

    Father  William Leander BARFIELD,   b. 5 Jun 1872, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1924, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Susan Frances BOATRIGHT,   b. 2 Nov 1883, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1953, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Dec 1902  Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F134  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Bessie Mae MCKINZIE,   b. Abt 1924 
    Married  10 Oct 1946  Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  27 Apr 2011 
    Family ID  F647  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Ida Lou MOLTON,   b. 11 Nov 1919,   d. 20 Sep 1985, Donalsonville, Seminole County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Mar 1950  Okeechobee County, FL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ricky S. BARFIELD
    Last Modified  27 Apr 2011 
    Family ID  F648  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Nelle Wariuse SCREWS,   b. 24 Dec 1921,   d. 18 Sep 2009, Augusta, Richmond County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  27 Apr 2011 
    Family ID  F649  Group Sheet


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