Florine Matthews (1907 - 2004)

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Florine Matthews
1907 - 2004
updated February 06, 2019
Florine Matthews was born on November 4, 1907. She died on February 23, 2004 at 96 years old. We know that Florine Matthews had been residing in Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois 62025.


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Florine Matthews died on February 23, 2004 at 96 years of age. She was born on November 4, 1907. We are unaware of information about Florine's family. We know that Florine Matthews had been residing in Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois 62025.
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In 1907, in the year that Florine Matthews was born, in October, over a 3 week period, the New York stock exchange fell almost 50% from the previous year's high mark. Public panic ensued and there were runs on banks since the U.S. was in the middle of a recession. J.P. Morgan offered his own fortune to back the banks and he was followed by other financiers. This temporarily shored up the banking system, stopping the immediate panic. All of this led to the creation of the Federal Reserve.

In 1916, Florine was only 9 years old when in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

In 1924, by the time she was 17 years old, on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1936, she was 29 years old when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1953, at the age of 46 years old, Florine was alive when on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

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Nov 29, 1929 - Dec 25, 2005
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Jul 18, 1911 - Jul 2, 1999
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Florine M Matthews
Apr 12, 1938 - Feb 27, 2008
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Oct 8, 1927 - Sep 6, 2004
Ozark, AL
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Marian Matthews
Nov 6, 1930 - Dec 15, 2004
Chicago, IL
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Jul 14, 1899 - Sep 15, 1969
Chicago, IL
June Matthews
Jun 8, 1924 - Jan 4, 2010
Antioch, IL
Bernice Matthews
Apr 22, 1911 - June 1976
Joliet, Illinois
Rita Matthews
May 12, 1932 - Nov 21, 1999
Fort Myers, FL
Paul R Matthews
Feb 12, 1935 - Mar 10, 2000
Dahlgren, IL
Mabel Matthews
Nov 20, 1905 - May 24, 2002
Saint Augustine, IL
Moses Matthews
Mar 7, 1885 - March 1965
Edwina L Matthews
Aug 16, 1909 - Dec 10, 1987
Sun City, AZ
Doris M Matthews
Jan 5, 1904 - May 16, 1998
Rockford, IL
Lou Matthews
Jul 17, 1955 - February 1983
Marita Matthews
Jan 7, 1955 - April 1973
Bloomington, Illinois
Duane E Matthews
Jul 7, 1962 - Sep 13, 2002
Kenosha, WI
Audrey U Matthews
Jun 24, 1968 - May 8, 2008
Chicago, IL
Ruby Matthews
Apr 14, 1920 - Sep 2, 2005
Rossville, IL
Mae R Matthews
May 29, 1912 - Sep 7, 1996
Melrose Park, IL
John Matthews
Mar 6, 1906 - January 1975
Anderson, Indiana
Barney B Matthews
May 11, 1916 - Jun 23, 1997
Glendora, CA
Edward Matthews
Aug 1, 1897 - August 1970
Chicago, Illinois
Paul Matthews
Sep 24, 1915 - May 1984
Eureka, Illinois

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