Matthew S Darby (1926 - 1996)

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Matthew S Darby
1926 - 1996
updated February 06, 2019
Matthew S Darby was born on April 8, 1926. He died on November 30, 1996 at age 70. We know that Matthew S Darby had been residing in Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri.


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Matthew S Darby passed away on November 30, 1996 at age 70. He was born on April 8, 1926. We are unaware of information about Matthew's surviving family. We know that Matthew S Darby had been residing in Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri.
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1926 - 1996 World Events

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In 1926, in the year that Matthew S Darby was born, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1934, by the time he was merely 8 years old, on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1974, he was 48 years old when on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

In 1987, Matthew was 61 years old when on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

In 1996, in the year of Matthew S Darby's passing, on July 5th, the first cloned mammal - "Dolly the Sheep" - was born in Scotland. She had three mothers. Dolly lived to be 6 years old and produced 6 lambs. Since, other sheep have been cloned as well as horses, pigs, deer, and bulls.

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Bessie Darby
May 22, 1903 - August 1985
Dexter, Missouri
Boone Darby
May 20, 1926 - Apr 16, 2007
Strafford, MO
John Darby
Nov 1, 1932 - March 1976
Sam M Darby
May 7, 1936 - May 5, 1995
Henderson, NV
Edna Darby
Jun 1, 1893 - December 1977
Saint Louis, Missouri
Pauline R Darby
Oct 20, 1906 - Oct 6, 2010
Bethany, MO
Ruth M Darby
Feb 27, 1885 - Oct 15, 1966
Pittsburg, MO
Florence Darby
Aug 17, 1887 - December 1981
Bertrand, Missouri
Jewel Darby
Jan 8, 1902 - May 15, 1972
Van Buren, MO
Patricia F Darby
Oct 5, 1924 - March 1994
Inglewood, CA
Elizabeth A Darby
Jan 26, 1918 - Feb 13, 2005
Melbourne, FL
George W Darby
May 17, 1915 - Aug 15, 1990
Aurora, MO
Aucoin C Darby
Jan 23, 1923 - February 1988
Kansas City, MO
Dorothy M Darby
Jan 3, 1925 - Jun 6, 2011
Edith H Darby
Nov 10, 1907 - Feb 5, 1996
Saint Simons Island, GA
Dorothy J Darby
May 24, 1930 - Aug 31, 2008
Saint Louis, MO
Margrite M Darby
Dec 29, 1929 - Oct 14, 2001
Dexter, MO
Grace M Darby
Nov 30, 1906 - Jun 24, 2005
Essex, MO
Dorthy H Darby
Jun 22, 1930 - Mar 16, 2001
Taylor, MI
Robert L Darby
Jul 18, 1936 - Oct 18, 1999
Augusta, GA

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Dec 18, 1926 - Aug 7, 1991
Independence, MO
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Apr 30, 1887 - May 1974
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Dec 14, 1922 - January 1981
Shirley L Bradley
Nov 9, 1926 - Apr 16, 2006
Overland Park, KS
Veva Watring
Apr 7, 1905 - August 1984
Sedalia, Missouri
Betty R Stephens
Aug 4, 1926 - Feb 3, 2002
Saint Louis, MO
Ruby E Arnold
Nov 26, 1923 - Jul 2, 2001
Batesville, AR
Cora E Barnett
Jul 14, 1923 - Feb 27, 1997
Orange, NJ
Mildred E Hoette
Mar 5, 1924 - Jun 5, 1989
Salisbury, MO
Dorothy I Lay
Oct 7, 1918 - Jan 5, 2001
Warrensburg, MO
Frances E Grapes
Sep 18, 1920 - Oct 21, 2002
Nelson, MO
Nadine L Stone
Mar 20, 1926 - Feb 28, 1989
Slater, MO
Elma M Howard
Oct 31, 1914 - Jan 10, 2002
Boonville, MO
John Lyle Hilden
Jul 16, 1924 - Feb 9, 2011
Boonville, Missouri
Garnett Fleischman
Jan 16, 1899 - December 1971
Richland, Washington
Cornelia E Stillman
Aug 12, 1923 - Feb 8, 2007
Saint Joseph, MO
Anna M Dump
Jul 10, 1913 - Oct 15, 1997
Sedalia, MO
Robert H Schneck
Dec 10, 1925 - August 1988
Holden, MO
Doris Ernestine Chakos
Dec 24, 1926 - Apr 25, 2009
Phoenix, Arizona
Albert Chastain
Sep 22, 1889 - September 1977
Clinton, Missouri
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