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Anna Maria Matthews (1864 - 1882)

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Anna Maria Matthews
1864 - 1882
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1864
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1882
St Kilda, Australia
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St Kilda, Australia
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Anna Maria Matthews was born in 1864. She is the child of Pat Edward Matthews and Mary Josephine Oreilly Matthews. She died in 1882 in St Kilda, Australia at 18 years of age.
Updated: September 2, 2013
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Anna Maria Matthews died in 1882 in St Kilda, Australia at age 18. She was born in 1864. She is the child of Pat Edward Matthews and Mary Josephine Oreilly Matthews.
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1864 - 1882 World Events

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In 1864, in the year that Anna Maria Matthews was born, on June 15th, Arlington National Cemetery was created in Arlington Virginia. 200 acres from the grounds of Robert E. Lee's home were set aside to be a military cemetery. The home and grounds had been in Lee's wife's family - she was a great-granddaughter of Martha Washington.

In 1870, when she was only 6 years old, on October 6th, Rome became the capital of the unified states of the Italian Peninsula - the newly created Kingdom of Italy.

In 1877, by the time she was only 13 years old, on July 14th, strikes and resulting riots began at the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad. A sympathy strike and rioting began in Pittsburgh and a worker's rebellion began in St. Louis, then spread to other cities. 100 people were killed before the strikes ended when President Rutherford B. Hayes sent federal troops to each of the cities involved.

In 1882, in the year of Anna Maria Matthews's passing, on April 3rd, 34 year old outlaw Jesse James was shot in the back of the head by trusted friend and partner Robert Ford. Suspected of colluding with the Governor of Missouri, brothers Robert and Charley Ford were arrested, indicted, plead guilty, sentenced to be hung - then pardoned by the Governor. All in one day.

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