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Harry Sheldon Porter Matteson
Birth: Mar. 24, 1888
Erie County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 19, 1973
Polk County
Florida, USA

Stuart News--February 22, 1973
H. Porter Matteson, 84, of 5th St., Palm City, passed away Monday, Feb. 19, at Bartow Memorial Hospital, Bartow. He was a native of Cambridge Springs, PA., and formerly lived in Erie, Pa, and Columbus, Ohio. He had been a resident of Palm City for the past six years. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Kellogg, Idaho, the First Baptist Church of Palm City, the Genealogy Society and the Matteson Congress of America. He is survived by his wife, Hazel G. Matteson of Palm City; four daughters, Mrs. Rowena Martinez of Taos, NM; Mrs. Ruth Benevides and Mrs. Dorothy Conrad, both of Albuquerque, NM; and Mrs. Virginia I. Willson of Stuart; one brother, Fenn Matteson of Palm City; two sisters, Mrs. Alto Montgomery of Palm City and Mrs. Laura Burkholderof Bartow; 18 grandchildren and 23 greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be held at John's Funeral Chapel at 2 pm Thursday, Feb. 22 with the Rev. John L. Wardle, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Palm City officiating. Interment will be in Fern Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday between 7-9 pm.
[Family Tales state that Porter Matesson was born on AKinter Hill, Erie County Pa. during the Great Blizzard of 1888. Grandmother Matteson (dads Mother) had died a few days before. The funeral was held inside next to the room where Porter's mom was giving birth. One of Porter's dads old maid sisters went into Porters moms room and asked her to hold off the birth until after the funeral. Porter did not wait. Later the horsedrawn hearse was buried in the big snow drift . As soon as the weather cleared the trip to the cemetary was completed.]

Great-Grandfather of Contributor 
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  Emory Sherman Matteson (1861 - 1951)
  Harriet Gertrude Porter Matteson (1865 - 1948)
  Raymond Earl Matteson (1907 - 1962)*
  Rowena Matteson Martinez (1909 - 2000)*
  Ruth Matteson Benavides (1911 - 1988)*
  Harry Sheldon Porter Matteson (1888 - 1973)
  Fenn Woodward Matteson (1891 - 1981)*
*Calculated relationship
Fernhill Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum
Martin County
Florida, USA
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