Matthew Wilson (1906 - 1991)

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Matthew Wilson
1906 - 1991
updated February 06, 2019
Matthew Wilson was born on October 4, 1906. He died in October 1991 at 84 years of age. We know that Matthew Wilson had been residing in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey 07103.


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Matthew Wilson died in October 1991 at age 84. He was born on October 4, 1906. We are unaware of information about Matthew's family or relationships. We know that Matthew Wilson had been residing in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey 07103.
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In 1906, in the year that Matthew Wilson was born, the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1933, by the time he was 27 years old, Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1949, at the age of 43 years old, Matthew was alive when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1960, when he was 54 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1991, in the year of Matthew Wilson's passing, on January 16th, Allied forces began the first phase of Operation Desert Storm. Saddam Hussein's forces had previously invaded the sovereign state of Kuwait and the focus of the operation was to remove his Iraqi troops from Kuwait. On February 24th, the ground war began. Within 100 hours, American ground troops declared Kuwait liberated.

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Feb 3, 1904 - June 1967
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May 15, 1913 - Jan 27, 2009
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May 18, 1895 - September 1992
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Wallace Wilson
Dec 16, 1893 - April 1971
Madison, Florida
Gennie Wilson
Mar 18, 1896 - September 1971
Jacksonville, Florida
Charles Wilson
Aug 24, 1905 - January 1984
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Aug 9, 1908 - July 1983
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James Wilson
Aug 10, 1907 - December 1982
Summit, New Jersey
Frank F Wilson
Oct 12, 1910 - Sep 15, 2005
Laurel Hill, FL
Frances H Wilson
Sep 24, 1922 - September 1988
Panacea, FL
Archie Wilson
Nov 24, 1897 - February 1982
Wewahitchka, Florida
Lindsey Wilson
Mar 19, 1910 - Jun 26, 1995
Bronx, NY
Josephine Wilson
Mar 11, 1900 - October 1981
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Charles Wilson
Mar 1, 1876 - April 1967
Hialeah, Florida

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Harold D Kirkland
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Charles Cantrell
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Manley Sanders
Apr 16, 1904 - July 1983
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