Matthews, Henry J. (Lot 4) (Presbyterian Records)
B: 1833
D: 1921, Aged 88 years. Alberton Presbyterian Records
M: 26 Mar 1861, Mary Jane Weeks
(Lot 4) b. 04 Mar 1840 d. 03 Dec 1916. Her father was John and gf was Stephen. She was sister of Albert. Witnessed by: George Hardy and Leander Weeks. Her mother was Amelia Gordon.

FN: Unknown Matthews
MN: Unknown

Children of Henry J. Matthews and Mary Jane Weeks:

1. C. N. Gordon Matthews
B: 1861
D: 1928, Age 67 Single. Alberton Presbyterian Records

2. Henrietta or Henneta Matthews
B: 1875
D: 1937 Single

3. Harriet Matthews
B: 1878 (Old Dock Records)
D: 1913
M: E. Blake Asselstine

4. J. W. (William or Will) Matthews
B: 1881
D: Mar 1971, Age 90
M: Gertrude Smith, from Alberton, School Teacher d. 1971, aged 90.

Children:
1. Marjory Matthews m. J. L. MacAlduff, Victoria, B. C.

2. Carol Matthews m. Don Crosser (there is an "Irma" in parenthesis below the Don Crosser or Cresser name)

5.. Claribel or Clarabel R. Matthews (also called Belle?)
B: 1881
D: 1936

6. Jesse Sinclair Matthews
B: 05 May 1872
D: 1957
M: 1912, Ethel Violet Bell

Herbert Matthews, Winsloe, PEI
B: 1914, Alberton, PEI

Frederick Matthews (went North)
M: Edith Donald

Susan Matthews
M: Fred Clark (no children) (Reported as his 2nd wife)

Annie Matthews
M: Ben Matthews

Eleanor Matthews

Millicent (Millie) Matthews
M: Douglas Dingwell

Might be another child with initials "R. N."


Record Summary: PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND REGISTER : PEI

Newspaper Name: PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND REGISTER

Newspaper Volume Number: 2

Newspaper Issue Number: 17

Newspaper Page Number: 3

Newspaper Column: 1

Date First Appearance: 18 December 1824

Place-Municipality: CHARLOTTETOWN; NEW WASHINGTON; BEDEQUE

Person/ Business: CAMPBELL, ALEXANDER; MATTHEWS, HENRY; HODGSON, HENRY; HUGHES, MICHAEL; HIGGINS, JOHN; WEEKS, JOHN

Occupation: UNKNOWN; SHIPWRIGHTS; SAWYER

Vessel Name: UNKNOWN

Vessel Type: GIG

Vessel Provenance: NEW WASHINGTON

Description: ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, ABOUT 10 O'CLOCK, ALEX. CAMPBELL AND HIS APPRENTICE, J. WEEKS, UPSET THEIR BOAT;

IN AN ATTEMPT TO SWIM TO SHORE, WEEKS DROWNED;

FOUR MEN ON SHORE CONSTRUCTED A RAFT OF PLANKS, AND RESCUED MR. CAMPBELL; HE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THESE MEN FOR SAVING HIS LIFE, VIZ, MATHEWS, HODGSON, HUGHES, AND HIGGINS.


This is probably the same Henry since his wife, Mary Jane Weeks, was
the daughter of John Weeks who is mentioned in the above article. She was b. 1840 which is the date shown on her page.

It said that John Weeks died in an attempt to swim ashore but maybe his wife and daughter were okay.