Edwin Matthews (1912 - 1985)

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Edwin Matthews
1912 - 1985
updated February 06, 2019
Edwin Matthews was born on December 27, 1912. He died in June 1985 at 72 years old. We know that Edwin Matthews had been residing in Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas 71603.


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Edwin Matthews died in June 1985 at age 72. He was born on December 27, 1912. We have no information about Edwin's surviving family. We know that Edwin Matthews had been residing in Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas 71603.
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In 1912, in the year that Edwin Matthews was born, the RMS Titanic sank in April. The RMS Titanic was a British built and run passenger liner that was billed as "unsinkable." On its maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York City, carrying about 2,224 passengers and crew - from the wealthiest people in the world to poor emigrants from Europe, the Titanic hit an iceberg. Five of her watertight compartments failed but she was designed to survive only 4 being flooded. She began to sink. There were only enough lifeboats for about half of the passengers so over 1,000 remained behind while "women and children first" were loaded. Over 1500 died, making it the largest maritime disaster in modern history.

In 1920, Edwin was merely 8 years old when the National Football League, first called the American Professional Football Association, was created. College football was more popular than pro football and rising player salaries were bankrupting league owners. In response, owners created the NFL, using the pro baseball association as a model. Eleven teams were formed: the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Dayton Triangles, Decatur Staleys, Hammond Pros, Massillon Tigers, Muncie Flyers, Racine Cardinals, Rochester Jeffersons and Rock Island Independents.

In 1949, by the time he was 37 years old, on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1956, when he was 44 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1985, in the year of Edwin Matthews's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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Edwin Wilton Matthews
around 1901 - Jul 10, 1940
Edwin Martin Matthews
around 1879 - Nov 8, 1916
Edwin James Matthews
around 1913 - Jun 9, 1944
Edwin Harold Matthews
Died: Aug 8, 1916
Edwin Ernest Matthews
around 1900 - Dec 8, 1945
Edwin Elliott Matthews
around 1896 - Nov 24, 1916
Edwin Charles Matthews
around 1879 - May 9, 1915
Edwin Charles Matthews
around 1895 - May 13, 1917
Edwin Matthews
around 1878 - May 10, 1915
Edwin Matthews
around 1879 - Nov 2, 1918
Edwin Matthews
around 1923 - Jul 10, 1944
Edwin Matthews
Died: Mar 2, 1916
Edwin Matthews
Died: Jun 28, 1915
Edwin Matthews
Born: around 1916
North Carolina, United States
Edwin L Matthews
Born: around 1926
North Carolina, United States
Edwin C Jr Matthews
Born: around 1920
Texas, United States
Edwin E Matthews
Born: around 1922
Missouri, United States
Edwin B Matthews
Born: around 1922
Indiana, United States
Edwin L Matthews
Born: around 1920
Ohio, United States
Edwin K Matthews
Born: around 1925
North Carolina, United States

Other Matthewses

Horace Matthews
Aug 1, 1899 - March 1966
Texarkana, Texas
Paul Matthews
Jul 24, 1913 - Mar 17, 1995
West Memphis, AR
Marvin Matthews
Jul 30, 1913 - January 1973
Frank Matthews
Mar 7, 1885 - Oct 15, 1969
Osceola, AR
Paul Matthews
Mar 14, 1917 - February 1976
Jasper R Matthews
Nov 20, 1909 - Jan 24, 1996
Maumelle, AR
Carvin Matthews
Aug 24, 1909 - March 1985
Fordyce, Arkansas
Herman Matthews
Jul 5, 1914 - June 1976
Oakland, California
Edd Matthews
Mar 20, 1911 - Jul 6, 1998
Pine Bluff, AR
George Matthews
Aug 20, 1894 - July 1950
Lucille Matthews
Jun 2, 1911 - March 1976
Mabelvale, Arkansas
James H Matthews
Oct 4, 1902 - May 6, 1990
James Matthews
Jun 7, 1917 - February 1987
Horatio, Arkansas
Garlick H Matthews
May 25, 1914 - Feb 21, 2001
Gulf Breeze, FL
Anna Matthews
May 14, 1916 - May 5, 2000
Lake Village, AR
James Matthews
May 27, 1900 - January 1968
Paragould, Arkansas
Willie Matthews
Oct 31, 1918 - Feb 18, 1989
Milwaukee, WI
James D Matthews
Nov 13, 1953 - Aug 30, 2000
Lakeside, CA
Jacob Matthews
Aug 7, 1898 - November 1970
Texarkana, Texas
Or Matthews
Dec 16, 1901 - February 1972
Paragould, Arkansas

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Monticello, Arkansas
William P Neely
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Marion Rowland
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Clinton Settle
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Sylvester Owens
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Star City, Arkansas
Willie Hunter
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Detroit, MI
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Detroit, Michigan
John Fulmore
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Richmond, California
James Ray
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Y G Suen
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Wilbert Davis
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John Brown
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