Ellen Rebecca Matheson (1868 - 1949)

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Ellen Rebecca Matheson
1868 - 1949
updated February 06, 2019
Ellen Rebecca Matheson was born in 1868. She was born to Dwyer Andrew Matheson and Isabella Matheson Matheson, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree. She died in 1949 in Wbeal, Australia at 81 years old.


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Dwyer Andrew Matheson

Wbeal, Australia
Isabella Matheson Matheson

Wbeal, Australia


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Ellen Rebecca Matheson passed away in 1949 in Wbeal, Australia at age 81. She was born in 1868. She was born to Dwyer Andrew Matheson and Isabella Matheson Matheson, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.
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In 1868, in the year that Ellen Rebecca Matheson was born, on January 9th, Great Britain ended the practice of transporting its prisoners to Australia. It ended with the arrival of the convict ship Hougoumont in Western Australia. The trip took 89 days and there were 62 Fenians - people fighting for a free Ireland - among the transportees.

In 1870, by the time she was merely 2 years old, on June 26th, Christmas was declared an official federal holiday in the United States. By 1860, 14 states had declared Christmas a legal holiday but the practice of celebrating Christmas was a local - and religious - choice previously.

In 1906, at the age of 38 years old, Ellen was alive when Finland became the first European country to give women the vote and to allow them to run for political office. (Women in Australia and New Zealand already had that right but couldn't run for office.) Although Finland belonged to the Russian Empire, there was great unrest and the Tsar wanted to broker a quick peace. As a part of the brokered peace, women got the vote.

In 1915, by the time she was 47 years old, Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

In 1949, in the year of Ellen Rebecca Matheson's passing, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

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Other Mathesons

Dwyer Andrew Matheson

Wbeal, Australia
Isabella Matheson Matheson

Wbeal, Australia
Fleming Miller Matheson
1873 - 1949
Avoca, Australia
Matheson Hugh Matheson

Avoca, Australia
Miller Jessie Matheson

Avoca, Australia
Geoffrey Thomas Matheson
1929 - 1950
East Melbourne, Australia
Roderick Matheson

East Melbourne, Australia
Alice Mabel Trevena Matheson

East Melbourne, Australia
Neil Michael Francis Matheson
1893 - 1950
Richmond, Australia
Donald Matheson

Richmond, Australia
George Hugh Matheson
1897 - 1950
Camberwell, Australia
Hugh Matheson

Camberwell, Australia
Annie Isobel Hill Matheson

Camberwell, Australia
Sarah Sophia Matheson
1868 - 1950
Ballarat, Australia
Bickerton Alf Matheson

Ballarat, Australia
Louisa Williams Matheson

Ballarat, Australia
Angus Peter Matheson
1880 - 1950
Geelong, Australia
Alex Matheson

Geelong, Australia
Anne Mclennan Matheson

Geelong, Australia

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Dwyer Andrew Matheson

Wbeal, Australia
Isabella Matheson Matheson

Wbeal, Australia
Hugh Mccollim
1866 - 1949
Wbeal, Australia
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Wbeal, Australia
Elizabeth Murphy Mccollim

Wbeal, Australia
Mary Marie Bunge
1875 - 1949
Wbeal, Australia
Rissmann Albert Bunge

Wbeal, Australia
Mathew Beard
1861 - 1949
Wbeal, Australia
Beard John Beard

Wbeal, Australia
Elizabeth Wood Beard

Wbeal, Australia
Alfred Hamilton Coulstock
1903 - 1949
Wgul, Australia
William John Rippon
1929 - 1949
Wgul, Australia
Rippon Gordon Rippon

Wgul, Australia
Dory Monaghan Rippon

Wgul, Australia
Catherine Anna Mahony
1861 - 1949
Wgul, Australia
Mahony James Mahony

Wgul, Australia
Anna Mary Daly Mahony

Wgul, Australia
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