John Matthews (1857 - 1949)

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John Matthews
1857 - 1949
updated February 06, 2019
John Matthews was born in 1857. He was born to Matthews John Timothy Matthews, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He died in 1949 in Swan H, Australia at age 92.


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John Matthews passed away in 1949 in Swan H, Australia at 92 years old. He was born in 1857. He was born to Matthews John Timothy Matthews, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.
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In 1857, in the year that John Matthews was born, on March 6th, the US Supreme Court ruled that Blacks were not citizens and that slaves couldn't sue for freedom. The case was known as Dred Scott v. Sandford. It further divided the country and added to the forces that created the Civil War. It wasn't overturned until the 14th Amendment became law in 1868.

In 1864, at the age of only 7 years old, John was alive when on June 15th, Arlington National Cemetery was created in Arlington Virginia. 200 acres from the grounds of Robert E. Lee's home were set aside to be a military cemetery. The home and grounds had been in Lee's wife's family - she was a great-granddaughter of Martha Washington.

In 1906, at the age of 49 years old, John was alive when abolitionist and suffragette leader Susan B. Anthony died, before women's right to vote nationally was realized (in 1920). She, along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded the National American Woman Suffrage Association which later became the League of Women Voters. She died at the age of 86 of heart failure and pneumonia in her home in New York.

In 1933, John was 76 years old when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1949, in the year of John Matthews's passing, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

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Other John Matthewses

John Willie Matthews
around 1892 - Sep 26, 1915
John William Matthews
1888 - Oct 21, 1914
Mt Moraic, Australia
John William Matthews
around 1916 - Dec 7, 1942
John William Matthews
around 1915 - Nov 22, 1944
John William Matthews
around 1890 - May 12, 1916
John William Matthews
around 1891 - Sep 1, 1918
John W. Matthews
around 1888 - Aug 25, 1917
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
around 1921 - May 28, 1945
John Stanley Matthews
around 1897 - Oct 19, 1918
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
around 1894 - Jul 18, 1941
John Robert Matthews
around 1892 - Mar 23, 1946

Other Matthewses

Margaret Eliza Matthews
1864 - 1950
Kens, Australia
Eliza Roberts Matthews
Kens, Australia
Elizabeth Caroline Matthews
1907 - 1950
Fitzroy, Australia
Lanigan Joseph Matthews
Fitzroy, Australia
Caroline Orams Matthews
Fitzroy, Australia
Simon Gideon Matthews
1914 - 1950
Parkville, Australia
Charles Henry Matthews
Parkville, Australia
Elizabeth Hodson Matthews
Parkville, Australia
Nicholas Clarence Matthews
1908 - 1950
Boolarra, Australia
William Matthews
Cfld, Australia
Sarah Matthews
1890 - 1950
Cfld, Australia
John Matthews
Cfld, Australia
Mary Courtney Matthews
Cfld, Australia
Ada Mary Matthews
1873 - 1950
Ewick, Australia
Thomas Matthews
Ewick, Australia
Mary Matthews
Ewick, Australia
Grace Matthews
1867 - 1950
Carlton, Australia

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Frank James Smith
1869 - 1949
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Smith Charles Smith
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Hannah Reid Smith
Swan H, Australia
Ruth Moore Smith
1888 - 1949
Swan H, Australia
William Eveleigh Ray
1874 - 1949
Swan Hill, Australia
Ray Thomas Ray
Swan Hill, Australia
Harriet Holden Ray
Swan Hill, Australia
Catherine Sinclair Cannon
1878 - 1949
Swan H, Australia
Cannon Sutherland Cannon
Swan H, Australia
Alb Reynolds
1891 - 1949
Swan H, Australia
John Peter Simmons
1871 - 1949
Swan H, Australia
Simmons Thomas Simmons
Swan H, Australia
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