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Matlida Grace MATTHEWS

Matlida Grace MATTHEWS

Female 1888 - 1967  (78 years)

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  • Name Matlida Grace MATTHEWS  [1
    Nickname Tilly 
    Born 4 Sep 1888  [1
    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes * Apsley just had a hotel, small post office, a one-teacher school and shop opposite the hotel. This shop was Tilly?s drapery shop.
    * The shop was divided by a curtain with men?s clothing on one side and general needlework on the other.
    * They lived in back of their shop.
    * The teachers would often board with Tilly.
    * They also had a small farm not far out of town and Fred went out by horse and cart each day.
     
    Biography Notes * Tilly was a good organiser and took the lead in some family matters.
    * Judy Gordon remembers Tilly as a gracious, caring lady.
    * Tilly, Ada, Joe and Fred visited Dora Gordon (McLean) in Western Australia about 1952.
    * In 1965, Tilly had an illness which paralized one side of her face.
     
    Biography Notes Tilly had a drapery store in Apsley, Victoria. 
    Died 25 Jan 1967  [1
    Person ID I-9032  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2018 

    Father George MATTHEWS,   b. Dec 1857, Goolwa SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Feb 1924, Mile End SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Relationship -499 
    Mother Ellen JEWELL,   b. 29 Oct 1860, Goolwa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1927, Mile End SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship -499 
    Married 25 Jul 1882  Naracoorte SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • The wedding took place at the residence of Ellen's parents.
    Note George would have been 24 years old and Ellen was 21 years old.  
    Family ID F-499  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frederick (Fred) MITCHELL 
    Children 
     1. Hilda MITCHELL,   bur. Apsley Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     2. Muriel MITCHELL  []
     3. Nancy MATTHEWS  []
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 00:02:36 
    Family ID F-2950  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    George Matthews & Ellen - family plaque placed in shearing shed at Bringalbert
    George Matthews & Ellen - family plaque placed in shearing shed at Bringalbert

  • Sources 
    1. [S-155] FS Reuben Matthews - ID 9059 - further evidence welcome, Reuben's notes are attached to this website.