Ellen Margaret Matthews (1875 - 1946)

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Hawksburn, Australia

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Hawksburn, Australia

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Family

Father: Daly John Matthews
Mother: Mary Sheeney Matthews

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Margaret

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1875 - In the year that Ellen Margaret Matthews was born, on May 17th, Aristides was the first horse to win the Kentucky Derby. It was the first year of the "The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports" - begun by Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr., the grandson of William Clark, the explorer.

1876 - At the age of just 1 year old, Ellen was alive when on November 2nd, a giant squid - a little over 20 feet long - washed up on a beach at Thimble Tickle Bay in Newfoundland. It's still a rare occurrence since giant squid live in deep sea at 1000 to 3000 foot depth.

1879 - When she was just 4 years old, on October 22nd, Thomas Edison tested the first practical electric light bulb. Lasting 13½ hours before burning out, it used a "a carbon filament or strip coiled and connected to platina contact wires". He applied for a patent on November 4th, receiving the patent in January 1880.

1940 - She was 65 years old when on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

1946 - In the year of Ellen Margaret Matthews's passing, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

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Ellen Margaret Matthews passed away in 1946 in Hawksburn, Australia at 71 years old. No cause of death has been listed. She was born in 1875. She was born to Daly John Matthews and Mary Sheeney Matthews, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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