Matthews, Henry J. (Lot
4) (Presbyterian Records)
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
Children of Henry J. Matthews and Mary Jane Weeks:
1. C. N. Gordon Matthews
D: 1928, Age 67 Single. Alberton Presbyterian Records
2. Henrietta or Henneta Matthews
D: 1937 Single
3. Harriet Matthews
B: 1878 (Old Dock Records)
M: E. Blake Asselstine
4. J. W. (William or Will) Matthews
D: Mar 1971, Age 90
M: Gertrude Smith, from Alberton, School Teacher d. 1971, aged 90.
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?)
6. Jesse Sinclair Matthews
B: 05 May 1872
M: 1912, Ethel Violet Bell
Herbert Matthews, Winsloe, PEI
B: 1914, Alberton, PEI
Frederick Matthews (went North)
M: Edith Donald
M: Fred Clark (no children) (Reported as his 2nd wife)
M: Ben 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.