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Matthew Harbeson (1898 - 1972)

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Matthew Harbeson
1898 - 1972
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November 12, 1898
Manhattan County, New York
Death
May 1972
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Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33141
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Matthew Harbeson was born on November 12, 1898 in New York . He died in May 1972 at 73 years of age. We know that Matthew Harbeson had been residing in Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33141.
Updated: October 5, 2011
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Matthew Harbeson died in May 1972 at age 73. He was born on November 12, 1898 in New York . There is no information about Matthew's surviving family. We know that Matthew Harbeson had been residing in Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33141.
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1898 - 1972 World Events

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In 1898, in the year that Matthew Harbeson was born, magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1928, Matthew was 30 years old when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1944, Matthew was 46 years old when on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1961, by the time he was 63 years old, on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

In 1972, in the year of Matthew Harbeson's passing, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

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