James Matthews (1902 - 1949)

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James Matthews
1902 - 1949
updated February 06, 2019
James Matthews was born in 1902. He was born to Matthews Edwin Rich Matthews and Rebecca New Matthews, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He died in 1949 in Warnambool, Australia at 47 years of age.


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Matthews Edwin Rich Matthews

Warnambool, Australia
Rebecca New Matthews

Warnambool, Australia


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James Matthews passed away in 1949 in Warnambool, Australia at 47 years old. He was born in 1902. He was born to Matthews Edwin Rich Matthews and Rebecca New Matthews, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.
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1902 - 1949 World Events

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In 1902, in the year that James Matthews was born, the first Rose Bowl game was played in Pasadena, California. Called the "Tournament East–West football game" at the time, the Michigan Wolverines (East) played the Stanford Indians (West) - the Wolverines won 49 - 0. (The Stanford captain requested an end to the game with 8 minutes remaining.) The Tournament of Roses Parade began in 1890 and the football game began as a way to boost tourism in the area.

In 1914, by the time he was only 12 years old, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1923, at the age of 21 years old, James was alive when on November 8th and 9th, Adolf Hitler and his followers (the early Nazi party) staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich in an attempt to take over Bavaria (a state in Germany). They failed. Hitler was charged with treason and convicted, receiving a sentence of 5 years. He served under 1 year in jail.

In 1937, he was 35 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1949, in the year of James Matthews's passing, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

Other Biographies

Other James Matthewses

James Douglas Matthews
Feb 7, 1919 - Feb 15, 2018
James Hugh Matthews
1855 - May 4, 1928
James Mathis/ Matthews
1914 - 1956
Louisville, KY, United States
James Edward Matthews
September 1935 - April 2013
James William Herbert Matthews
around 1880 - Jan 28, 1918
James William Matthews
around 1895 - Aug 31, 1916
James William Matthews
around 1898 - Jun 8, 1917
James William Matthews
around 1880 - Aug 1, 1916
James Victor Matthews
Died: Sep 30, 1917
James Thomas Matthews
Died: May 8, 1915
James Stone Matthews
Died: Sep 26, 1916
James Robert Matthews
around 1893 - Aug 19, 1915
James Richard George Matthews
Died: Dec 20, 1943
James Richard Matthews
around 1881 - Jun 28, 1915
James Leith Matthews
around 1922 - Apr 25, 1944
James John Donaldson Matthews
around 1920 - Nov 18, 1944
James John Matthews
Died: Jun 6, 1918
James Henry Matthews
around 1897 - May 3, 1917
James Ellis Matthews
Died: Jul 19, 1915

Other Matthewses

Matthews Edwin Rich Matthews

Warnambool, Australia
Rebecca New Matthews

Warnambool, Australia
Abraham William Matthews
1870 - 1949
Waggi, Australia
Matthews Joseph Matthews

Waggi, Australia
Ellen Matthews

Waggi, Australia
Leonard Oscar Matthews
1885 - 1949
Alex, Australia
William Henry Matthews
1864 - 1949
Ballan, Australia
Matthews Thomas Matthews

Ballan, Australia
Emma Matthews

Ballan, Australia
Elizabeth Ann Matthews
1882 - 1949
Horsham, Australia
Agnew James Matthews

Horsham, Australia
Margaret Mctavish Matthews

Horsham, Australia
John Matthews
1889 - 1949
Ballarat, Australia
Richard Matthews

Ballarat, Australia
Jane Knight Matthews

Ballarat, Australia
Thomas Matthews
1880 - 1949
Chelsea, Australia
Matthews Alex Matthews

Chelsea, Australia
Charlotte Griffiths Matthews

Chelsea, Australia
John Matthews
1857 - 1949
Swan H, Australia

Other Bios

Matthews Edwin Rich Matthews

Warnambool, Australia
Rebecca New Matthews

Warnambool, Australia
Hilda May Attrill
1904 - 1949
Warnambool, Australia
Laming Richard John Attrill

Warnambool, Australia
Michael Kennedy
1897 - 1949
Warnambool, Australia
Kennedy Michael Kennedy

Warnambool, Australia
Elizabeth Russell Kennedy

Warnambool, Australia
Alex Henderson
1870 - 1949
Warnambool, Australia
Henderson Alex Henderson

Warnambool, Australia
Helen Sim Henderson

Warnambool, Australia
William James Aikman
1863 - 1949
Warnambool, Australia
Aikman James Aikman

Warnambool, Australia
Isabella Stein Aikman

Warnambool, Australia
George Dyson
1864 - 1949
Warnambool, Australia
Dyson James Dyson

Warnambool, Australia
Mary Ann Pettingill Dyson

Warnambool, Australia
Elizabeth Gall
1876 - 1949
Warnambool, Australia
Howe James John Gall

Warnambool, Australia
Margaret Rainey Gall

Warnambool, Australia
Neil Mcleod
1883 - 1949
Warnambool, Australia
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