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Matthew, James Samuel
B: 14 Feb 1853, PEI Archives say b. 07 Jul 1855 at Tracadie Road and another source says: b. 17 Feb 1854
D: 19 Mar 1936, West Covehead, PEI
M: 29 Nov 1876,
Susan Jane Hughes b. 10 Oct 1848 in Covehead Road, PEI d. 29 Dec 1927, dau of John "Benjamin" Hughes

FN: William John Matthew
MN: Elizabeth Ann Clow

James Samuel Matthew and Susan Jane Hughes Family:

1. Oliver E. Matthew
B: 02 Jul 1871 PEI
D: Jan 1900, Westlynn, Mass.
M: 29 Jul 1897, Mary Susanna Snow b. 29 Jul 1897 Echo Grove, W. Lynn, MA d. 29 Dec 1927

2. Elizabeth Beatrice Matthew (adopted)
B: 04 Jun 1875, PEI
M: William McMasters, Boston, Mass.

3. Clayton Oliver Matthew (adopted?)
B: 12 Dec 1899
D: 02 Aug 1969
M: 24 Aug 1921, Mrytle Crosby, Cornwall, PEI


After a long, industrious and successful Christian life Mr. James Matthew of West Covehead, P.E.I. passed away at his home on Thursday, March 19, 1936, aged 83 years. In failing health since the fall, Mr. Matthew gradually weakened to the end, which was peaceful and seemingly without pain.

He was a former resident of North Wiltshire, PEI, and when he was twenty years of age he married Miss Susan Jane Hughes of Covehead and the first seven years of their married life was spent in North Wiltshire.

In 1883, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew moved to West Covehead where they both lived the rest of their earthly sojourn. Mrs. Matthew passed to her heavenly reward nine years ago, Dec. 29, 1927. In November, 1926, Mr. & Mrs. Matthew celebrated their golden wedding anniversary surrounded by a host of friends and kindred; and many sincere wishes were expressed for their long continued life in West Covehead.

Mr. Matthew was an earnest and determined Christian who for many years stood foursquare for Christian righteousness and godly living. He was ever sustained by a blessed assurance of salvation, and he had strong religious convictions along the lines of the Primitive Methodist faith and practice. As a law preacher he gladly and forcefully served his Master; and up to the time of Church Union, 10 years ago, he willingly gave of his time and strength as Sunday School Superintendent and teacher and official of the Church.

He leaves to mourn his loss one son, Clayton, on the home farm in West Covehead, and two granddaughters, Thelma in West Covehead and Beatrice, Mrs. Max Gee of Long Meadow, Rhode Island, USA. He is survived by two brothers, Alfred and Hamilton, both residents in Humboldt, Minnesota, and also two sisters, Bethesda, Mrs. Henry White in North Wiltshire and Amelia, Mrs. James Diamond in Humboldt, Minnesota.

His funeral service, which was very largely attended, was conducted in his late home by Rev. Thos. A. Wilson, Minister of Covehead Charge, the text of the address being II Tim. 1. 12. "I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him until that day."

His mortal remains were laid to rest in the United Church Cemetery in Stanhope, beside those of his beloved wife. The pall bearers were messrs. Charles Hughes, Charles Auld, Hibbert Hughes, H. F. Brown, Ira Carr and Frank Howard.