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Anna J Matthews (1882 - 1974)

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Anna J Matthews
1882 - 1974
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December 20, 1882
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January 15, 1974
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Santa Ana, Orange County, California 92701
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Anna J Matthews was born on December 20, 1882. She died on January 15, 1974 at 91 years old. We know that Anna J Matthews had been residing in Santa Ana, Orange County, California 92701.
Updated: November 12, 2011
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Anna J Matthews passed away on January 15, 1974 at 91 years of age. She was born on December 20, 1882. We are unaware of information about Anna's family. We know that Anna J Matthews had been residing in Santa Ana, Orange County, California 92701.
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In 1882, in the year that Anna J Matthews was born, on August 3rd, President Chester Arthur signed the 1882 Immigration Act. "Criminals, the insane, or any person unable to take care of him or herself" were not allowed in the U.S. according to the Act. It also imposed a "head tax" on non-citizens entering the U.S.

In 1917, Anna was 35 years old when the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1942, at the age of 60 years old, Anna was alive when from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

In 1952, when she was 70 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1974, in the year of Anna J Matthews's passing, on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

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