Matthews, Benjamin Rogers (Benny)
B: Abt 1870
M: (1) 21 Jun 1897, Susan Matilda Thompson d. 1897, by Rev. J. Keir Fraser and Rev. H. G. Gratz in Alberton Presbyterian Church. Susan was b. abt. 1875 and d. 22 Nov 1897 in the residence of her father-in-law, E.C. Matthews, aged 22. She was the daughter of James and Isabell (MacCollum) Thomson / Thompson of Rosebank, Lot 5. Susan is buried in Old Dock Cemetery, Cascumpec.
M: (2) 21 Jan 1901, Sarah Annie Matthews (or Annie S.), by Rev. J. Keir Fraser and Rev. H. G. Gratz at Alberton Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian records have him married to a Sarah Ann on 30 Nov 1897 who died 5 minutes after her marriage??
FN: Edmund Charles
MN: Mary Ann McAlduff
He was a school teacher earning $255 a year in 1901. He served as Alberton High School principal from 1901 to 1902. Allan was also Inspector of Schools for Prince County and was Professor of English at Prince of Wales College for a time. In 1909 he went to British Columbia, where he became principal of Kamloops High School, then Inspector of Schools for Kamloops district, and after retirement a member of Kamloops School Board. At the time of his retirement in 1952, Kamloops Elementary School was renamed in his honor.
Children of Benjamin Rogers Matthews and Annie Matthews:
1. Arnold Whitney Matthews
B: 10 Dec 1901
M: Adah Elizabeth Parsons
Children of Arnold Whitney Matthews and Adah Elizabeth Parsons:
1. Stewart Whitney Matthews
Following names are shown under Stewart:
Heather Patricia Matthews b. 1959 m. Jeffrey Hillberry
James Whitney Matthews b. 1962 m. Shannon Searcy
Pamela Judith b. 1968
2. Eleanor Catherine Matthews
B: 14 Sep 1904
3. Marion Annette Matthews
M: Henry J. Burns