Maton Alonzo Temple was born 12 August 1896 to William Bennett Temple and Harriet Eleanor Johnson Temple. He was the youngest of nine children. His siblings:
He married Eunice Anderson (date unknown) of Virginia.
Maton was a World War I veteran. He died 26 November 1962 in Forsyth County, North Carolina. He is buried in Crestview Memorial Park (also known as Mountview Memorial Park) in Rural Hall, NC.