Alvin Mathis (1893 - 1973)

Alvin Mathis
1893 - 1973
updated February 06, 2019
Alvin Mathis was born on January 18, 1893. He died in September 1973 at 80 years old. We know that Alvin Mathis had been residing in Zion, Lake County, Illinois 60099.


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Alvin Mathis passed away in September 1973 at 80 years old. He was born on January 18, 1893. We are unaware of information about Alvin's family or relationships. We know that Alvin Mathis had been residing in Zion, Lake County, Illinois 60099.
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In 1893, in the year that Alvin Mathis was born, on May 5th, a crash on the New York Stock Exchange started a depression that lasted 4 years. It was the beginning of the Panic of 1893.

In 1918, when he was 25 years old, following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

In 1925, when he was 32 years old, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1930, at the age of 37 years old, Alvin was alive when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1973, in the year of Alvin Mathis's passing, on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

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Nov 18, 1891 - Mar 26, 1981
Sep 4, 1877 - August 1964
Apr 17, 1888 - July 1966
Sep 5, 1903 - December 1980
Apr 22, 1908 - January 1986
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Mar 18, 1891 - March 1968
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May 15, 1890 - November 1971
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Nov 1, 1911 - Jul 12, 2002
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