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Richard James MATTHEWS

Richard James MATTHEWS

Male 1891 - 1962  (71 years)

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  • Name Richard James MATTHEWS  [1
    Nickname Dick 
    Born 6 Sep 1891  [1
    • Or was he born in July - check this.
    Gender Male 
    Education "Master Richard Matthews, of Bringalbert South, has been appointed junior teacher at Murtoa State School and left last week to take up duty there. As this appointment was gained at his first examination, much credit is due both to Mr Matthews and his tutor Mr W Ruth of Bringalbert South State School." (ref : The Horsham Times, 17th August 1909, p3)  
    Occupation * Teacher
    * Staff training officer in the Navy - based at Crib Point.  [1
    Residence Surrey Hills Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    21 Bristol St, Surrey Hills 3127 
    Died 2 Dec 1962  [1
    Person ID I-9043  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 Clara PIERCE 
    Children 
    +1. Phyllis MATTHEWS  []
     2. John MATTHEWS  []
     3. Bruce MATTHEWS  []
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 00:01:58 
    Family ID F-2955  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] Reuben Matthews - ID 9059 - further evidence welcome, Reuben's notes are attached to this website.