Elb Matthews (1952 - 1997)

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Elb Matthews
1952 - 1997
updated February 06, 2019
Elb Matthews was born on January 30, 1952. Elb died on July 24, 1997 at 45 years of age.

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Elb Matthews died on July 24, 1997 at 45 years old. Elb was born on January 30, 1952. We have no information about Elb's family or relationships.
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1952 - 1997 World Events

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In 1952, in the year that Elb Matthews was born, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1964, by the time this person was just 12 years old, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1972, at the age of 20 years old, Elb was alive when on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

In 1983, at the age of 31 years old, Elb was alive when "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

In 1997, in the year of Elb Matthews's passing, on August 31st, Princess Diana of Great Britain was killed when her car crashed into a pillar in the tunnel under the Pont de l'Alma bridge in Paris. The car she was riding in was trying to evade the paparazzi but it was also discovered later that the driver of the car, who was also killed, had three times the legal limit of alcohol which likely contributed to the accident.

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Ethel Matthews
Feb 29, 1908 - November 1976
Magnolia, Arkansas
Ella Matthews
Jun 17, 1894 - April 1984
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Edwin Matthews
Dec 27, 1912 - June 1985
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
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

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