Brander, Margaret Jane
B: 10 Apr 1841
D: 25 Dec 1926, Elmsdale, PEI bur. Elmsdale, Dock Road Cemetery, Alberton
M: 08 Jan 1863, Charles Matthews

FN: John Brander
MN: Nancy Matthews

Matthews, Charles (Presbyterian Church Records and Old Dock School Records)
B: 14 Jul 1835, Alberton, PEI
D: 07 Aug 1907, age 72, Elmsdale, PEI bur. Elmsdale United Church Cemetery.
M: 08 Jan 1863, Margaret Jane Brander, Lot 4. (Also Anglican Records) (Vital statistics of Alberton Pres. Church) Margaret Jane b. 10 Apr 1841, Chatham, N.B. d. 25 Dec 1925 or 1926, Age 85 or 86, PEI. They lived in Alberton, PEI He was a farmer on the Dock Road. He and Jane Brander were 1st cousins. Her mother was sister to Charles' father.

Children of Charles Matthews and Margaret Jane Brander:

1. Thomas Artemas Matthews (known as T. A. or Artie)
B: 30 Apr 1862, Elmsdale, PEI (Elmsdale U. Cemetery says 1862 - 1943)
D: Jan 1943, Elmsdale, PEI, bur. Elmsdale United Church Cemetery
M: 01 Jan 1887, Jessie Mary Campbell, from Milburn near O'Leary b. 23 Oct 1865; d. 29 Nov 1937. They were married by Methodist minister, Rev. D. H. Hodge, of the West Cape Circuit. Charlotte Matthews and A. R. Campbell were witnesses. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on 01 Jan 1937. They had the following children: Margaret, John, Mabel, Jennie, Brander, Ross, Hessell, David, Lulu, Everett, William and Frances.

2. Mary Matthews
B: 16 Oct 1863, Elmsdale, PEI
D: 28 Feb 1932, Hawarden, Saskatoon, Sask.
M: 24 Oct 1883, John Thomas Campbell b. Jul 1856 Lot 16 - d. 30 Jul 1925 Hawarden, Sask.), brother of Jessie. They were married by Rev. Arthur F. Carr, Presbyterian Minister. William Forsythe and Mary Amelia Matthews were witnesses. John is the brother of T.A.'s wife, Jessie Campbell. After living for a time in Milburn, PEI, they went to Hawarden, Saskatchewan and settled on a farm. They had one son, Ralph. John is brother of Jessie Campbell.

3. John Brander Matthews
B: 01 Aug 1865, Elmsdale, PEI
D: 26 Sep 1945, Creelman, Saskatchewan
M: 31 Aug 1891, in Cambridge, MA, Annie Mertie Thompson of Malpeque, PEI b. 15 May 1865 d. 17 Nov 1949. She was the sister of Edward Thompson who married John's sister, Charlotte. They lived in PEI and Boston, MA before moving to a farm in Creelman, Sask. They had one son, Peston, and five daughters: Ella, Edith, Eva, Nina and Mildred.

4. Alexander Allan Matthews
B: 02 May 1867, Elmsdale, PEI
D: 03 Sep 1941, Elmsdale, PEI bur. Elmsdale United Church Cemetery
M: 26 Dec 1895, Pauline MacNeil, of Elmsdale b. 09 Jun 1868 d. 1961. They lived on the homestead in the Dock where Allan's parents, Charles and Margaret Jane Matthews, had lived. They had no children.

5. Charlotte Evelyn Matthews (Lottie)
B: 24 Mar 1869, Elmsdale, PEI
D: 06 Apr 1951, Elmsdale, PEI bur. Elmsdale United Church Cemetery
M: Edward Lidstone Thompson, Alberton, a brother of Annie Thompson who married John Matthews. They lived in Malpeque before moving to Western Canada where they resided for some years. Later they returned to PEI and made their home in Alberton. They had no family

6. Henry Edgar Matthews (aka Harry)
B: 08 Sep 1870, Elmsdale, PEI
D: 24 Dec 1942, Elmsdale, PEI bur. Elmsdale United Church Cemetery.
M: Gertrude MacNeill B: 07 Jan 1877, Elmsdale, PEI D: 22 Mar 1960, Elmsdale, PEI, bur Elmsdale United Church Cemetery. Had 10 children - see separate sheet. Lived on farm adjourning his brother Allan's farm on Dock Road

7. Margaret Winifred (Winnie) Jane Matthews
B: 09 Dec 1872, Elmsdale, PEI
D: 19 Nov 1945, Vancouver, B.C. bur. Vancouver, B. C.
M: 25 Mar 1895,Henry "Harry" MacNeill of Elmsdale, in Portland, ME b. 22 Feb 1870 d. 26 Sep 1955. They lived in Vancouver, B.C. and their family was: Edna, Pearl, Roy, Walter and Kenneth.

8. Annie Mae Matthews
B: 12 May 1875, Elmsdale, PEI
D: 1958, South Portland, Maine
M: Walter Moses Field, of Portland, ME. b. 30 Oct 1870, Harpswell, Maine d. 07 Jul 1949 Augusta, Maine. They had four daughters and one son: Cora, Esther, Helen, Frances, and Charles.

9. Clara Matthews
B: 24 Jul 1877, Elmsdale, PEI
D: 23 Jan 1950, Alberton, PEI
M: William Archibald MacArthur of Dock b. May 1865 d. 20 Feb 1926, Alberton, PEI bur. Alberton, PEI.

10. Arabella Maud Matthews
B: 18 May 1879, Elmsdale, PEI
D: 08 Feb 1930, Alberton, PEI, bur. Elmsdale United Church Cemetery, never married and resided in the Dock with her brother, Allan, on the homestead.

11. James Percy Matthews
B: 08 Mar 1881, Elmsdale, PEI
D: 15 Apr 1937, Mill River, PEI
M: 29 Jun 1904, in Alberton, Agnes Mae Williams of Elmsdale B: 20 Oct 1885 d. Jun 1968, Hills River. They lived in Hill's River. Agnes was daughter of David and Marion Horne Williams and they established a home in Hills River where they raised a family of nine children. As was the custom then, the four sons went to Boston when they became old enough to get employment. They arrived and made their homes there. Four of the five daughters married and lived in PEI. The remaining daughter, Lois, after her marriage resided in Toronto.