Mattie Washington (1874 - 1968)

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Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Mississippi

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1874 - In the year that Mattie Washington was born, on November 4th, the Democratic Party regained control of the US House of Representatives - the first time since 1860. The Democrats now held 183 seats - up 94 - and the Republicans held 106 - down 93.

1877 - Mattie was just 3 years old when on January 8th, the Battle of Wolf Mountain occurred in southern Montana Territory. Crazy Horse, Two Moon, and their warriors fought the United States Cavalry. The battle was a tactical draw and by May, Crazy Horse and his followers had surrendered at Camp Robinson.

1880 - Mattie was merely 6 years old when in October, the "Blizzard of 1880" began in North America - considered the most severe winter ever known in the US. Many areas were snowbound throughout the whole winter, which was made famous in Laura Ingalls Wilder's book The Long Winter.

1907 - Mattie was 33 years old when radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

1968 - In the year of Mattie Washington's passing, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

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Mattie Washington passed away in August 1968 at 94 years of age. No cause of death has been entered for Mattie. She was born on March 15, 1874. We have no information about Mattie's family or relationships. We know that Mattie Washington had been residing in Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Mississippi.

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