John Omar Matson

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John Omar Matson

  • Birth 4 Nov 1878 Steubenville, Steuben County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 1942 Indiana, USA
  • Burial Pleasant Lake, Steuben County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 21289929

He was named after his paternal grandfather, John A. Matson.

History of Northeast Indiana: LaGrange, Steuben, Noble and DeKalb Counties
John O. Matson, who for a number of years has been one of the leading business men and merchants of Steuben County, was born in Steuben Township November 4, 1878 and was reared in Pleasant Lake, attending the high school there. He acquired a business training as clerk with the firm of Chadwick & Ransburg for six years. In May 1903 he bought the hardware store at Pleasant Lake from H.A. Gish and for over fifteen years has continued a profitable business as a merchant, gradually extending his lines to include furniture and agricultural implements. Mr. Matson is a Republican, but has never sought office and is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge and Knights of the Macabees. He has been a member of the Baptist Church for over twenty years.

July 31, 1900 he married Miss Bessie B. Lemmon. She was born in Steuben County, a daughter of Riley and Lorana (Tuttle) Lemmon. Mr. and Mrs. Matson have two children: June Maurine born March 22, 1904 and John Lewis born January 31, 1916.


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  • Created by: SLGMSD
  • Added: 1 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21289929
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Omar Matson (4 Nov 1878–1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21289929, citing Pleasant Lake Cemetery, Pleasant Lake, Steuben County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by SLGMSD (contributor 46825959) .