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Henry August Matthews, Jr
Birth: Feb. 2, 1882
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 15, 1967
Marshall
Lyon County
Minnesota, USA

Henry Matthews is the eldest of 10 children born to February 2, 1882 to Henry and Anna Matthews in Chicago, Illinois. He and his family moved from Chicago, Illinois to Lynd Township, Minnesota in 1884.

As a boy, Henry attended District #38 school near his home and finished his schooling there. Upon completion of this segment of his life, he continued on the farm until his retirement in 1956 when he moved into Marshall, Minnesota.

At Pine River, Minnesota on December 26, 1918, he and Olive Tibbits were married. To this union were born five daughters, three of whom survive. Twin daughters died infancy. Mrs. Olive Matthews died on May 30, 1934.

At Lake Benton, Minnesota on October 28, 1941 he and Jessie Smith were married; too this union one son was born.

During most of his life, Henry led a most active routine. He was primarily interested in his church, the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Marshall, Minnesota. In his church he served as the church's treasurer, lay leader of the congregation, served on the building committee, had been a steward and a trustee. All of these were over a period of many years. He had been a member of the Farm Bureau and had been clerk of the district school for many years.

Surviving is his wife Jessie, his son Lowell, daughters, Hope, Faith, Violet and Ruby, 19 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are 6 sisters, Anna, Hattie, Mary, Helen, Josephine and Laura.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his 1st wife, twin daughters and 3 brothers.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry August Matthews (1846 - 1945)
  Anna Mary Fritche Matthews (1858 - 1898)
 
 Spouses:
  Olive Pearl Tibbits Matthews (1895 - 1934)
  Jessie Ione Smith Matthews (1913 - 2002)*
 
 Children:
  Hope Ester Matthews Peltier (1920 - 2005)*
  LuLu Carrie Matthews (1924 - 1924)*
  LoLa Alice Matthews (1924 - 1924)*
  Faith Caroline Matthews La Voy (1929 - 1977)*
  Violet Eileen Matthews DeVos (1933 - ____)*
  Lowell Matthews (1942 - ____)*
 
 Siblings:
  Henry August Matthews (1882 - 1967)
  Charles John Matthews (1884 - 1962)*
  Anna Marie Matthews Mellenthin (1885 - 1981)*
  Hattie Hedwig Matthews Mellenthin (1887 - 1984)*
  George Frances Matthews (1889 - 1914)*
  Fredrick Walter Matthews (1891 - 1919)*
  Helen Hattie Matthews Mellenthin (1894 - 1974)*
  Mary Elizabeth Matthews Welsand (1895 - 1991)*
  Josephine Sophia Matthews DeFreitas (1896 - 1988)*
  Laura Gertrude Matthews Rodriquez (1898 - 1984)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lynd Cemetery
Lynd
Lyon County
Minnesota, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 11, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10305338
Henry August Matthews, Jr
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R.I.P
Grandpa.
- TM
 Added: Jan. 11, 2005
 
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