John L Matthews (1910 - 1998)

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John L Matthews
1910 - 1998
updated February 06, 2019
John L Matthews was born on January 15, 1910. He died on July 17, 1998 at age 88. We know that John L Matthews had been residing in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas 72205.

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John L Matthews passed away on July 17, 1998 at age 88. He was born on January 15, 1910. There is no information about John's surviving family. We know that John L Matthews had been residing in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas 72205.
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1910 - 1998 World Events

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In 1910, in the year that John L 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 1948, he was 38 years old when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1951, when he was 41 years old, on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

In 1975, John was 65 years old when on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

In 1998, in the year of John L Matthews's passing, on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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John William Matthews
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John W. Matthews
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John Thomas Matthews
around 1878 - Mar 24, 1919
John Thomas Matthews
around 1893 - Oct 6, 1917
John Theodore Matthews
around 1895 - Jul 1, 1916
John T. Matthews
around 1894 - Feb 5, 1916
John Stuart Matthews
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John Stanley Matthews
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John Sinclair Matthews
around 1897 - Oct 31, 1917
John Sidney Matthews
around 1925 - Aug 21, 1944
John Robert Leslie Matthews
around 1881 - Nov 28, 1917
John Robert Matthews
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John Robert Matthews
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Keller E Matthews
Jan 22, 1952 - Feb 2, 1995
Elb Matthews
Jan 30, 1952 - Jul 24, 1997
Ethel Matthews
Feb 29, 1908 - November 1976
Magnolia, Arkansas
Ella Matthews
Jun 17, 1894 - April 1984
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Edwin Matthews
Dec 27, 1912 - June 1985
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Horace Matthews
Aug 1, 1899 - March 1966
Texarkana, Texas
Paul Matthews
Jul 24, 1913 - Mar 17, 1995
West Memphis, AR
Marvin Matthews
Jul 30, 1913 - January 1973
Frank Matthews
Mar 7, 1885 - Oct 15, 1969
Osceola, AR
Paul Matthews
Mar 14, 1917 - February 1976
Jasper R Matthews
Nov 20, 1909 - Jan 24, 1996
Maumelle, AR
Carvin Matthews
Aug 24, 1909 - March 1985
Fordyce, Arkansas
Herman Matthews
Jul 5, 1914 - June 1976
Oakland, California
Edd Matthews
Mar 20, 1911 - Jul 6, 1998
Pine Bluff, AR
George Matthews
Aug 20, 1894 - July 1950
Lucille Matthews
Jun 2, 1911 - March 1976
Mabelvale, Arkansas
James H Matthews
Oct 4, 1902 - May 6, 1990
James Matthews
Jun 7, 1917 - February 1987
Horatio, Arkansas
Garlick H Matthews
May 25, 1914 - Feb 21, 2001
Gulf Breeze, FL
Anna Matthews
May 14, 1916 - May 5, 2000
Lake Village, AR

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Albert Cullins
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Clois J Williams
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James Lucas
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Pete Waldon
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Ernest Matzek
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Merle Rowe
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Ollie Mcgehee
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Greenwood, Arkansas
Kenneth C Roberts
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
Charles Hood
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John Mocivnik
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Fannie E Bricker
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Polly Bouton
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