Merton Matthewson (1897 - 1967)

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Merton Matthewson
1897 - 1967
updated February 06, 2019
Merton Matthewson was born on November 16, 1897. He died in February 1967 at 69 years old. We know that Merton Matthewson had been residing in Daly City, San Mateo County, California 94015.


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Merton Matthewson died in February 1967 at 69 years of age. He was born on November 16, 1897. We have no information about Merton's immediate family. We know that Merton Matthewson had been residing in Daly City, San Mateo County, California 94015.
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In 1897, in the year that Merton Matthewson was born, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1905, Merton was only 8 years old when the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1912, when he was just 15 years old, the Girl Scouts of the USA was started by Juliette Gordon Low with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts in Great Britain. She said after a meeting with Baden-Powell, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" And she did.

In 1933, he was 36 years old when on March 4th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the 32nd President of the United States. He was elected four times (equaled by no other President) and guided the United States through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War 2. His wife was his cousin Eleanor Roosevelt (Teddy Roosevelt's niece) who President Truman called "First Lady of the World". Some of the major programs that survive from his presidency are the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wagner Act (The National Labor Relations Act of 1935) , the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Social Security.

In 1967, in the year of Merton Matthewson's passing, between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

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Jan 19, 1948 - October 1967
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Feb 3, 1917 - Jun 13, 1993
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Edda Matthewson
Apr 1, 1920 - May 1976
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Jun 6, 1888 - September 1970
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William L Matthewson
May 18, 1956 - Jan 15, 1973
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May 30, 1926 - Jun 27, 2009
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Oct 18, 1942 - Jul 7, 2004
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Kalispell, Montana
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Dec 29, 1918 - Mar 4, 2005
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