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Charles Thomas Gaffney MATHEWS

Charles Thomas Gaffney MATHEWS

Male 1874 - 1958  (84 years)

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  • Name Charles Thomas Gaffney MATHEWS  [1
    • Charles's mother was Miriam Ann Randle, known as Annie. His father was Michael Smith, known as John. They were married in 1874. Charles was born in 1877 and his surname was Smith. John died in 1897 and Miriam married John Matthews the next year. At this time, Charles was 21 years old, but he took on the surname of his step-father, except that Charles used the spelling 'Mathews'.
      (This note by Don Gordon on 30th June 2019 - based on pages 137 to 141 of 'Their Name Liveth' by John Mathews)
    Born 21 Sep 1874  [2, 3
    • Page 75 of the BRB had Charles' birth date as 21st Sept 1874, whereas page 137 of 'Their Name Liveth' by John Mathews stated "Charles Thomas Gaffney Smith was born in Donald on 22nd October 1877, although the birth was not registered there until twelve months later. He was obviously named after his two fathers but the Registrar appears to have become confused, spelling the third given name as 'Gaffre'. Initially, he had also written his father's name under the heading of the child's name, and subsequently crossed it out. The name 'Charles' was chosen again following the death of the first-born in the year before."

    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Charles's mother was Miriam Ann Randle, known as Annie. His father was Michael Smith, known as John. They were married in 1874. Charles was born in 1877 and his surname was Smith. John died in 1897 and Miriam married John Matthews the next year. At this time, Charles was 21 years old, but he took on the surname of his step-father, except that Charles used the spelling 'Mathews'. (This note by Don Gordon on 30th June 2019 - based on pages 137 to 141 of 'Their Name Liveth' by John Mathews)  
    Occupation TBA  TBA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Hairdresser  
    Residence Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence at the time of his wedding. 
    Died 22 Oct 1958  Malvern SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I-1161  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2019 

    Father M S 
    Relationship -2553 
    Mother MA R 
    Relationship -2553 
    Family ID F-2553  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father J M 
    Relationship -3034 
    Relationship -3034 
    Family ID F-3034  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Florence May MCLEAN,   b. 18 Sep 1878, Clare SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1978  (Age 99 years) 
    Married 24 Feb 1902  Unley SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Stella Beryl MATHEWS,   b. 25 Sep 1902, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 2003, Mitcham SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years)  []
     2. Frank Dawson MATHEWS,   b. 17 Jul 1906, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2003  (Age 96 years)  []
     3. JR M
     4. Constance Gertrude May MATHEWS,   b. 28 Jan 1912, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1996, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  []
     5. Hugh Charles MATHEWS,   b. 28 Jul 1914, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 2006, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  []
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2017 07:33:33 
    Family ID F-385  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Charles Thomas Gaffney Mathews about 1902.jpg
    Charles Thomas Gaffney Mathews about 1902.jpg

    Documents

    BDM 1902 Marriage Charles MATHEWS & Florence McLEAN 24th Feb 1902 Unley SA

    Stories
    5015 - Florence May Maud McLean & Charles Thomas Gaffney Mathews
    5015 - Florence May Maud McLean & Charles Thomas Gaffney Mathews
    Allan's descendants - biography as published in the BRB in 1995.

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] FS BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995, The BRB has a good index for each individual. Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. .

    2. [S-3] FS BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995, The BRB has a good index for each individual. Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. , Page 75.

    3. [S-33] PUBLICATION "Their Name Liveth" by John Mathews, Page 137.

    4. [S-11] BDM certificate - sighted and attached .
      As stated in the marriage certificate.

    5. [S-14] FM John Mathews Email re gfather-evidence pending, 1, 8 May 2016.
      John Mathews reference the death date of Charles Thomas Gaffney MATHEWS to SA Book 882, page 6931. Source Lorna McLean
      Further notes withheld by request

    6. [S-11] BDM certificate - sighted and attached .