Matthew, Hamilton F.
B: 22 Apr 1864, Charlottetown, PEI
D: 29 May 1942, age 78, Thief River Falls, MN
Buried: Greenwood Cemetery Hallock, MN
M: 1896 (1) Tryphena Mallot, or Mallett in PEI b. 1855 d. 18 Dec 1897, Humboldt, MN (Clow Cemetery) (Cancer). (United Church of Canada at Cornwall, PEI: Hamilton & Tryphenia, Farmer)
M: 1900 (2) Florence Creswell in PEI b. 12 Feb 1900??? PEI d. 23 Nov 1934 Thief River Falls, MN (pneumonia)
M: 1937 (3) Emma Belle Dripps b. d. Jun 1942 Thief River Falls, Mn.
Hamilton Matthew and (1) Tryphenia Mallot Matthew Family:
1. George Frederick Matthew
B: 25 Apr 1887 PEI
C: 03 Nov 1887 by Mr. Large
D: May 1951 Hibbing, MN
M: Nellie Auger
2. Frank J. Matthew
B: 28 Apr 1890 PEI
D: Jul 1942, Hibbing, MN
M: Martha Bernath d. 1984
Hamilton Matthew and (2) Florence Creswell Family:
1. Ruth Cordis Matthew
B: 06 Apr 1901 Humboldt, MN
D: 03 Dec 1985, age 84, Duluth, MN Service at First Presbyterian Church officiated by
Rev. Milton Ahrens. Interred: Park Hill Cemetery
M: 12 Jul 1922 Thomas Clifford (Cliff) Orme, Thief River Falls, MN
1. Rose Marie Orme
M: 03 Dec 1955 Dean L. Carlberg at First Presbyterian, Duluth, MN
Hamilton Matthew and (3) Emma Belle Dripps
M: 1937 Hibbing, MN Emma Belle Dripps d. June, 1942 Hibbing, MN. Emma Belle Dripps returned to Hibbing right after his funeral and dropped dead as she was getting off the bus in Hibbing.
Warren Matthew related that Hamilton was considered to be the "sophisicate" of the Matthew family. Said he was the "dude" or the slick dresser of the family.
He came to the U. S. in 1884 where he settled in Humboldt, MN. Later he moved back to Prince Edward Island and then back again to Humboldt in 1891; to Lipton, Saskatchewan, Canada; to Humboldt in 1915; to Thief River Falls in 1916; back to Saskatchewan in 1922 and finally back to Thief River Falls where he has since made his home. Mr. Matthews spent his time here farming and buying grain.
See accompanying article re. niece, Mrs. William Wilkie of Illinois, also a former Islander. States he has many relatives here (PEI) including a sister; Mrs. Henry White, North Wiltshire; and nephews Messrs. Chester White, N. Wiltshire; J. D. White, Kingston; Herbert and Hampson Bowman, Hampshire.
Other Island families in the vicinity include the Clows of North Wiltshire, Mr. James Diamond, Winsloe Road, and representatives of the Jury and Hale families formerly of Charlottetown.