102 - Ella Mattison - Forest Academy Cemetery - Como, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 33° 04.672 W 095° 29.846
15S E 266875 N 3662693
Quick Description: Mary Ella "Cook" Alexander Mattison was born in 1898, the year of the Spanish-American War. Thanks to Findagrave for information about her name.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 2/2/2016 6:29:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMQC5N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob
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Long Description:
Ella's headstone is a modern one of gray granite, which she shares with her husband, George A. Mattison. The family name is atop the monument, flanked by flowers, with boxes enclosing the important dates:

Geo. A.
Sept. 28, 1896
Aug. 15, 1956

June 23, 1898
May 18, 2001

Significant events in her lifetime include:

1898 - The Curies discover radium.
1908 - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are alleged to have been gunned down in Bolivia.
1918 - The "Inverted Jenny" stamp is released on May 10, ultimately becoming one of the most sought postage stamps in history by collectors.
1928 - Mickey and Minnie Mouse make their debuts in "Plane Crazy."
1938 - Joe Louis knocks out Max Schmeling in the first round of their rematch in New York.
1948 - The Chicago Daily Tribune announces that Thomas E. Dewey has defeated incumbent president, Harry S Truman, in the 1948 presidential election.
1958 - The SS Edmund Fitzgerald is launched. Its legend lives on.
1968 - NBC keeps to tight scheduling, breaking away from a Raiders-Jets game in order to show "Heidi" on time.
1978 - The first test tube baby, Louise Brown, is born, and the situation is not condemned by the Patriarch of Venice, Albino Luciano, who will soon become Pope John Paul I.
1988 - Microsoft releases Windows 2.1.
1998 - Microsoft releases Windows 98.
2001 - Apple releases Mac OS X to replace an operating system dating to 1984.
Location of Headstone: Forest Academy Cemetery - Como, TX

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