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Albert Victor "Bert" Matthews
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Birth: unknown
Clayton County
Iowa, USA
Death: Nov. 3, 1932
Nebraska, USA

Bert Matthews served the community well and was a successful citizen - had lived here 54 years.

Mr. Albert Victor Mathews, better known in Crete as Bert Mathews, passed away November 3, 1932 after an illness of nearly seven months. He was born in Garnavillo, Iowa and when but a small child the family moved to Edgewood, then called Yankee Settlement. They remained there two years and then located at Colesburg, Iowa where his father, Rev. L.P. Mathews was pastor of the Congregational church, as well as of the church in Yankee Settlement. They remained there some years, when in 1876 his father was called to the pastorate of the Congregational church of Postville, Iowa.

On October 15, 1878 the family moved to Crete, Nebraska because of better educational advantages. Here they lived in the farmhouse at the north edge of town on Walnut Creek.

Albert Mathews enrolled at Doane College where he continued as a student until he took charge of his father's farm. In 1886 he married Miss Clara W. Harden, who passed away in June 1924 while they were in California.

On September 1, 1926 Mr. Mathews was united in marriage to Miss Nora Hjelm of Harvard, Nebraska who was at that time Librarian of Doane College.

At a very early age Albert became a member of his father's church. During his residence in Crete he has been an active member of the First Congregational church, serving as trustee part of the time.

He served as a member of the school board for several years and was always interested and active in civic affairs. Since September 23, 1898 Mr. Mathews has been a member of the Crete Lodge, No. 37, AF&AM.

He is survived by his wife, Nora Mathews; his sister, Miss Carrie Mathews, both of Crete; a niece, Mrs. Frances Farrell of Santa Anna, California; and a nephew, Mr. Burton of Olivet, Michigan. Two sisters, Mrs. Mary Burton and Mrs. Achsah Benton, have gone on before.

In the going of Mr. Mathews, Crete has lost a valued citizen, one who loved his city and her best institutions. He lived a clean life, was honest and reliable. In college, lodge, school board or church, whenever a task was assigned to him he could always be depended upon to do it properly and well. He will long be remembered for his worthy character, strong convictions, his spirit of helpfulness, his Christian ideals and hopes. Sharing his faith we believe that the gates to the larger and better life have opened to him.

Funeral services were held at the home, 1040 Forest Avenue, Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with President E.B. Dean of Doane College and Rev. R.B. Porter in charge. Professor C.V. Kettering of the college sang, accompanied by Miss Velda Brown at the piano. Interment was made in Riverside Cemetery. Pallbearers were: M.D. Osterhout, Robert R. Hastings, Everett Wood, W.M. Wood, W.M. Pond, Rev. J.S. Dick, and Herbert G. Smith.

Source: The Crete News, November 10, 1932
Riverside Cemetery
Saline County
Nebraska, USA
Created by: MWeidner
Record added: Jun 08, 2013
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Albert Victor Bert Matthews
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