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Matthews, Charles (Charlie)
B: 25 Feb 1857, Alberton, PEI (or 05 Jan 1858 per birth certificate from PEI)
D: 25 Mar 1952, Saint John, N.B.
M: (1) 16 Dec 1890, Annie Louise Forsyth b. 1868 d. 28 Dec 1897.
M: (2) 26 Jul 1906, Mary Jane Wedge
b. 01 Jan 1874, Bloomfield, PEI d. 02 Jan 1962, Saint John, N.B., dau of John Wedge and Ellen Blaquiere. She was baptized 15 Apr 1874 at St. Anthony's Church in Bloomfield, PEI.

FN: Henry Matthews
MN: Jane McNeill from Isle of Skye, Scotland

Obituary of Charles Matthews in The Telegraph-Journal, March 1952:

Ill only a week, Charles Matthews, Red Head, widely known resident died at the General Hospital yesterday. His death will be learned with regret by many friends. Mr. Matthews, a retired farmer, was a son of the late Henry and Jane Matthews, and was born in Alberton, PEI. He had been a resident of Saint John since 1905 and was 94 years of age.

His father was a shipbuilder of note in Plymouth, England, a member of the firm of Matthews and Turnbull Shipbuilding Company and his mother came from the Isle of Skye, Scotland. He served in the militia during the Boer War for seven years.

Throughout his residence here he had been engaged in farming, retiring about 20 years ago. Mr. Matthews was a Presbyterian. He had marked his 94th birthday on January 26 last. An ardent sportsman, he was particularly interested in fishing and hunting.

Surviving are his wife, eight daughters: Mrs. Joseph Lally, Watertown, NY; Mrs. Herbert Slater, Vancouver; Mrs. P. Wedge, Mrs Harold Sewell, Mrs. Stewart Pelkie, Mrs. Malcolm Foster all of Saint John; Mrs. Harold Bowers and Miss Margaret Matthews of Toronto; four sons: William Matthews, St. Andrews, and John, Charles (Dick) and Claude Matthews of Red Head, as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A son, George Matthews lost his life during the Second World War while serving with the H.M.C.S. Athabaskan, in 1944. The body is resting at Brenan's Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, from where the funeral will be conducted this afternoon with service at 3 p.m., Entombment will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery.


Obituary of Mary Jane Matthews in The Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, N.B., January 3, 1962:

The death of Mrs. Mary Jane Matthews of Red Head occurred at the Fair Villa Nursing Home yesterday after a long illness.

Born at Bloomfield in 1874, Mrs. Matthews was a daughter of the late John and Ellen (Blacquiere) Wedge. She had resided at Red Head formore than 50 years. Her husband, Charles Matthews, died in 1952.

She is survived by four sons, William H. of St. Andrews, and Charles J., Claude S. and John A., all of Red Head; six daughters, Mrs. Paul Wedge of Fair Vale; Mrs. Harold Sewell of Saint John; Mrs. Harold Bowers and Mrs. Valda Radojeviche, both of Wawa, Ont.; and Mrs. Stewart Pelkey and Mrs. Malcolm Foster, both of East Saint John; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Wattens and Mrs. Emma Daigle, both of Point du Chene; one brother, John Wedge of Prince Edward Island; 25 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.

Children of Charles Matthews and Annie Louise Forsyth:

Irene Matthews

Annie Matthews

Children of Charles (Charlie) Matthews and Mary Jane Wedge:

1. Matilda May (Tilly) Matthews
B: 17 Mar 1899, Alberton, PEI
D: 08 Jan 1984, Saint John, N.B.
M: Paul Henry Wedge b. 26 Apr 1889, Miminegash, PEI d. 26 Sep 1965, Saint John, N.B.

Children of Paul Wedge and Matilda May (Tilly) Matthews:
1. Anne Marie Wedge
B: 03 Feb 1924
M: Mogens Brandt Gustavsen and reside in Fair Vale, N.B.

2. Eva Jane Matthews
B: 27 Jul 1901, Fredericton, N.B.
D: 27 Nov 1993, Saint John, N.B.
M: Harold Richter Sewell of St. John, N.B. b. Unknown d. 21 Feb 1986, Saint John, N.B.

Children of Harold Sewell and Eva Jane Matthews:
1. Norma P. Sewell
2. Douglas Harold Sewell

3. Greta Matthews
B: 23 Apr 1903, Fredericton, N.B.
D: 08 Jan 1994, Hamilton, Ontario
M: Harold Bowers b. 03 Jan 1900, Great Village, N. Scotia d. 23 Jan 1966

Children of Harold Bowers and Greta Matthews:
1. Helen Joyce Bowers b. 21 Nov 1925, Halifax, N.S.
2. Audrey Louise Bowers b. 23 Jan 1927, Halifax, N.S.
3. William Douglas Bowers b. 07 Feb 1928, Halifax, N.S.
4. Ronald Niel Bowers b. 23 Aug 1933, Glenholme, N.S.
5. Nancy Helene Bowers b. 07 Jan 1935, Glenhome, N.S.
6. John Allen Bowers b. 24 Dec 1938

4. Mary Fraulein Matthews
B: 24 Dec 1905, Saint John, N.B.
D: 24 Jul 1992, Saint John, N.B.
M: Stuart Robert Pelkey of St. John, N.B. b. 18 Aug 1909 d. 13 Mar 1983, Saint John, N.B.

Children of Stuart Pelkey and mary Fraulein Matthews:
1. Donald Stuart Pelkey b. 21 Mar 1945, Saint John, N.B.
2. Jeanne Anne (Jeannie) Pelkey b. 04 Apr 1946, Saint John, N.B.

5. William Henry Matthews
B: 12 Jan 1907, Anthony's Cove, Saint John, N.B.
D: 22 Oct 1982, St. Andrews, N.B.
M: (1) Alice Gunter (no children)
M: (2) Kathleen Rooney

Child of William Henry Matthews and Kathleen Rooney:
1. George William Matthews
B:09 Mar 1947, St. Andrews (May live in Charlotte County on Hills' Point)

6. John Archibald (Jack) Matthews, lives in Red Head, N.B.
B: 06 Dec 1909, Saint John, N.B.
D: 22 Jun 1983, Saint John, N.B.
M: Gertrude Helene Haley b. 06 Jan 1909 d. 04 Mar 1999

Children of John Matthews and Gertrude Haley:
1. David Malcolm Matthews b. 07 May 1937, Saint John, N.B.
2. James Kent Matthews b. 16 Aug 1943
3. Sally Amber Matthews b. 19 Feb 1945
4. Mary Kathleen Matthews b. 25 Jun 1950

7. Annie Lavone (Nancy) Matthews
B: 19 Nov 1911, Saint John, N.B.
D: Unknown, Saint John, N.B.
M: James Malcolm Foster and they reside in Fair Vale, N.B.

Children of James Foster and Annie Lavone Matthews:
1. Barbara Joan Foster b. 31 Jul 1938
2. Judith Susanne Foster b. 01 Feb 1940
3. James Malcom (Mac) Foster b. 30 Apr 1944
4. Janet Eleanor Foster b. 04 Oct 1946

8. Margaret Annette Matthews
B: 19 Dec 1913, Saint John, N.B.
D: 14 Apr 1995, Hamiloton, Ontario
M: Vlaada Radojevick (Lived in St. John, N.B.) b. 07 Apr 1911 d. 1933, Yugoslavia

9. Charles James Matthews, Jr. (aka Dick), resides in St. John, N.B.
B: 03 Nov 1915, Saint John, N.B.
M: Muriel E. Day. Resided in Red Head, Saint John, N.B.

Children of Charles Matthews, Jr. and Muriel Day:
1. Carol Charmaine Matthews b. 25 Jul 1942
2. George Richard Matthews b. 08 Jul 1944
3. Linda Marie Matthews b. 09 Mar 1950 (twin)
4. Susan Marlene Matthews b. 09 Mar 1950 (twin)
5. Patricia Muriel (Patty) Matthews b. 08 Dec 1953

10. Claude Samuel Matthews
B: 03 Apr 1918
D: 30 Dec 1997, Red Head
M: Unmarried

11. George Herbert Matthews
B: 08 May 1921
D: 29 Apr 1944 (Lost at sea in WWII on the ship, Athabaskan, which was hit a number of times. George was gunner on the ship)