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Helen Rebecca (Kilby) Matthews (1867 - 1940)

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Helen Rebecca (Kilby) Matthews
1867 - 1940
Born
June 15, 1867
Tazewell County, Illinois United States
Death
September 20, 1940
Morgan County, Illinois United States
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Helen Rebecca (Kilby) Matthews was born on June 15, 1867 in Illinois United States. Her maiden name is Kilby and she married into the Matthews family. According to her family tree, she married Newman Hamlin Matthews on September 18, 1913. She died on September 20, 1940 in Illinois United States at age 73.
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Helen Rebecca (Kilby) Matthews passed away on September 20, 1940 in Illinois United States at 73 years of age. She was born on June 15, 1867 in Illinois United States. According to her family tree, she married Newman Hamlin Matthews on September 18, 1913.
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1867 - 1940 World Events

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In 1867, in the year that Helen Rebecca (Kilby) Matthews was born, on August 7th through September 20th, the new nation of Canada held its first Federal election. John A. Macdonald's Conservatives won the election.

In 1885, she was 18 years old when on June 17th, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor. Two hundred thousand people and hundreds of boats greeted the statue. It had to be assembled but that had to wait until the pedestal was completed the following April.

In 1898, she was 31 years old when on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

In 1917, by the time she was 50 years old, on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

In 1940, in the year of Helen Rebecca (Kilby) Matthews's passing, 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?"

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