Esme Joyce Matthews (1910 - 1959)

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Esme Joyce Matthews
1910 - 1959
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1910
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1959
Bent, Australia
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Bent, Australia
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Esme Joyce Matthews was born in 1910. Esme was born to Clifford John Matthews and Elizabeth Jeffers Matthews. Esme died in 1959 in Bent, Australia at age 49.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Esme Joyce Matthews passed away in 1959 in Bent, Australia at age 49. Esme was born in 1910. Esme was born to Clifford John Matthews and Elizabeth Jeffers Matthews.

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In 1910, in the year that Esme Joyce Matthews was born, Halley's comet, which returns past the earth every 75 - 76 years was observed photographically for the first time. Two fortuitous events occurred - photography had been invented since the last time the comet had passed and the comet was relatively close. There was panic because one astronomer claimed that the gas from its tail "would impregnate the atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet." People bought gas masks, "anti-comet pills" and "anti-comet umbrellas".

In 1929, at the age of 19 years old, Esme was alive when on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

In 1935, this person was 25 years old when on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1944, this person was 34 years old when on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1959, in the year of Esme Joyce Matthews's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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