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Confused about Omar Mattingly?
Posted by: William Mattingly (ID *****9184) Date: July 28, 2008 at 15:13:45
  of 1992

I was confused about Omar Mattingly myself for a while. In particular, Two men born within a couple of years of each other and both named Omar.

The first, from the line of Thomas Mattingly, II, was the son of Owen Thomas Mattingly and Margaret Elliott and born 4-25-1885 to 2-26-1934. This man was married to Rosie Smith and had no children. In 1930, he was single and living with his brother Ben. His is a rather sad story:

"Omar Mattingly, 48 years old, died at nine o'clock Thursday morning at the Louisville City Hospital, where he was taken on Tuesday afternoon following an automobile accident in which he suffered a fractured skull. He did not regain consciousness after the crash, which occurred as he was driving from Loretto to Louisville to bring his wife to their home in Loretto. He crossed the bridge on the Bardstown-Louisville road near Mount Washington and his car left the road and went over a retaining wall, overturning. It was not learned what caused him to lose control of the machine, as he was alone at the time of the accident. He was treated at Mount Washington by Dr. G. B. Held and taken on to the Louisville hospital in an ambulance. Mr. Mattingly was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Owen T. Mattingly and a native of this county. For a number of years he had been engaged in farming in the Loretto section. He was married to Miss Rosie Smith, of Louisville, on March 4, 1933. Besides his wife, he is survived by a brother, Ben R. Mattingly, of Loretto, and a sister, Miss Birdie Mattingly, of Louisville. The body was brought to Mattingly's funeral home at Loretto Thursday afternoon and removed to the home of the deceased. Friday afternoon. Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock, Saturday afternoon at Smock's Chapel Methodist Church by the pastor, the Rev. John Hamilton and burial was in the church cemetery."

The other Omar was the son of John Mattingly, Jr. and Jane Mitchell. He was born 11-1-1887, and was married to Ina Breeze. The 1930 census finds this couple (she named Oda) in Vernon, Clinton County, Ohio with the couples three surviving children. Line of John townley Mattingly.

Happy to share info and learn from descendants.

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