Matthew Kerr (1900 - 1959)

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Matthew Kerr
1900 - 1959
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May 7, 1900
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August 1959
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Matthew Kerr was born on May 7, 1900. He died in August 1959 at 59 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Matthew Kerr died in August 1959 at 59 years of age. He was born on May 7, 1900. We are unaware of information about Matthew's family.

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In 1900, in the year that Matthew Kerr was born, the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 5.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. 31% of all workers were employed in the public service sector, 19% of women were employed (1 percent of all lawyers and 6 percent of physicians were women), 6% of the workforce were children, and 14% of the workforce was "non-white."

In 1912, he was only 12 years old when New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

In 1929, by the time he was 29 years old, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1940, at the age of 40 years old, Matthew was alive when on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1959, in the year of Matthew Kerr's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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