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Lomas K. Matthews


Kittson County Enterprise Newspaper article:



Was One of County's Baseball Immortals

Rites to be at Donaldson Friday


Lomas K. Matthews, Donaldson, passed away at five o'clockTuesday morning at the Memorial hospital in Hallock from head injuries sustainedin a baseball game played at Karlstad last Sunday afternoon.

Matthews, one of the county's baseball immortals, was captainand catcher for the Kittson County aggregation composed of players fromDonaldson, Karlstad and Humboldt. He had been one of the most enthusiasticand one of the best players in this section since he was a boy. Followersof the great national game are deeply moved that the irony of fate shouldorder his untimely demise in so tragic a manner.

It was while catching in the game between the Kittson Countyclub and the Grand Forks Grads at Karlstad last Sunday afternoon that Matthewswas struck in the head by a bat. Brought to the hospital, an X-ray examinationrevealed a fracture of the skull above the right ear and a blood clot. Despitethe best medical care, he passed away Tuesday morning.

Surviving are his wife and two sons, B. Deane and DennisL., his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George D. Matthews of Humboldt, and a sister,Mrs. Anna Aldrich of South Dakota. To these grief stricken ones is heldout the heartfelt sympathies of the entire county in their hour of darkness.

Lomas K. Matthews was born at Humboldt, MN and grew tomanhood in that community. He graduated from Humboldt High School and latertook a course in telegraphy in Minneapolis. He married Stella J. Rickenbergof Kennedy on November 10, 1923 and the family made their home at Humboldtfor many years. For the past few years they have resided at Donaldson whereMr. Matthews was Great Northern Railroad Station Agent. He was forty-twoyears of age.

A clean cut man, of exemplary habits, Matthews won theesteem of everyone with whom he came in contact. He was a devoted husbandand father; a true friend and neighbor.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Friday) afternoonfrom the Donaldson Lutheran Church with Rev. Clara Wagner of Humboldt MethodistChurch officiating. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Hallock.

ill be at Greenwood Cemetery, Hallock.