Stephen Mappin (1855 - 1935)

Stephen Mappin
1855 - 1935
updated October 17, 2020
Stephen Mappin, father to 1 child, was born in 1855. He was born to Eliza (Jones) Mappin and Tamillas Mappin, with siblings Tamillas, Eliza, and William. He married Mary Smith, and they gave birth to William Tamillas Mappin. Stephen died on December 23, 1935 in Caulfield, VIC Australia at 80 years old.

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Stephen Mappin died on in Caulfield, Glen Eira City County, VIC Australia 3162
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Stephen Mappin died on in Caulfield, Glen Eira City County, VIC Australia 3162
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Brighton General Cemetery, in Caulfield South, Glen Eira City County, VIC Australia 3162
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1820 - Jul 11, 1906
1819 - Feb 16, 1903


1844 - Oct 24, 1910
1865 - Aug 21, 1916
1841 - 1943


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The Argus, Melbourne. 24th December 1935.
MAPPIN. - On the 23rd December, at his
residence, 25 Kent grove, Caulfield, Stephen,
the dearly beloved husband of the late Mary
Mappin, and loving father of Annie, Irene,
Edith, Florence, and Dorothy.
Aged 80 years. Late of Bendigo.
- At rest.

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In 1855, in the year that Stephen Mappin was born, on June 29th, The Daily Telegraph began in London. The newspaper began as The Daily Telegraph and Courier and still has the reputation of being a quality paper.

In 1863, when he was merely 8 years old, on June 20th, West Virginia was admitted as the 35th state of the United States. West Virginia was formed when the pro-Union citizens in northwest Virginia wanted to separate from Virginia - which had joined the Confederacy.

In 1874, Stephen was 19 years old when on May 20th, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis were approved for a patent for "blue jeans with copper rivets". They charged $13.50 per dozen jeans. Although the term "jeans" was first used in 1795 - in Italy - using rivets to reinforce stress points in jeans such as pockets and the bottom of the fly was an original idea..

In 1909, by the time he was 54 years old, William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

In 1935, in the year of Stephen Mappin's passing, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

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