Wilhelmina Myrtle Mathieson (1898 - 1947)

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Richmond, Australia

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Richmond, Australia

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Father: Mathieson John Calder Mathieson
Mother: Edith Catherine Newling Mathieson

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Myrtle

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Sutila or Sutela Family

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Sutela Family, 1921

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William Arthur Mathieson [23]

William Arthur Mathieson [23]

Robert Gordon Mathieson [15]

Robert Gordon Mathieson [15]

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1898 - In the year that Wilhelmina Myrtle Mathieson was born, on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

1904 - At the age of merely 6 years old, Wilhelmina was alive when the World's Fair, officially known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Attended by nearly 19.7 million people (and later the subject of a Judy Garland film), the Fair was funded by federal, state and local sources to the tune of $15 million. As the name suggests, the Fair was suggested as a way to celebrate the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. In the past, World's Fairs were a way of bringing new technology to the attention of the masses and this fair was no exception - the use of electricity (the public feared it at the time), personal cars, airplanes, and the electric streetcar were all highlighted.

1913 - At the age of only 15 years old, Wilhelmina was alive when the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

1926 - When she was 28 years old, 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.

1947 - In the year of Wilhelmina Myrtle Mathieson's passing, on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

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Wilhelmina Myrtle Mathieson died in 1947 in Richmond, Australia at 49 years old. There is no known cause of death. She was born in 1898. She was born to Mathieson John Calder Mathieson and Edith Catherine Newling Mathieson, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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