Matthews, James Percy (United Church Records)
B: 08 Mar 1881, Elmsdale, PEI
D: 15 Apr 1937, Mill River, PEI
M: 29 Jun 1904, in Alberton, Agnes Mae Williams, by Rev. J. Keir Fraser / Rev. H. G. Gratz of Alberton Presbyterian Church. b. 20 Oct 1885 d. Jun 1968, Hill's River, dau of David and Marion (Horne) Williams. They established a home in Hill's River where they raised a family of nine children. Of these, only Beatrice made her home in Hill's River. As was the custom in those days, the four sons went to Boston when they became old enough to get employment. They married and made their homes there. Four of the five daughters married and lived in PEI. The remaining daughter, Lois, resided in Toronto after her marriage.
FN: Charles Matthews
MN: Margaret Jane Brander
ANOTHER FILE SHOWS: Percy, brothers: Allan and Henry and sister Lothe (m. E. L. Thompson)
Children of James Percy Matthews and Agnes May Williams:
1. Ralph Leslie Matthews
B: 09 Mar 1905, Alberton, PEI
D: 03 Apr 1954 (killed in automobile accident in Mass.)
M: Margaret MacNeil of Cape Breton. They had son Lawrence MacNeil
1. Ralph Matthews
D: 1954, was killed in a car accident
2. Thomas Raymond
B: 05 Apr 1907, Alberton, PEI
M: Mary Bell of Bell River, PEI. Lived in Mass., 4 Unicorn Avenue, Stoneham - and was in Tree & Landscape business with brothers, Willard and Harry. They had two children: Lois and Alvin.
3. Charles Willard
B: 30 Mar 1909, Alberton, PEI
M: Johena MacDonald from Cape Breton, NS. Lived in Mass. Had four children: Marguerite, Muriel, Charles James, and Daniel Percy.
4. David Henry (Harry)
B: 05 Apr 1912, Alberton, PEI
M: Christine MacPhail from Cape Breton, NS
5. Ola Maude Matthews
B: 10 Nov 1913, Alberton, PEI
M: (1) 16 May 1934, Thomas John Hardy b. 20 Jan 1905 d. 12 May 1981. They settled in Bloomfield, PEI and raised a familly of ten: Lorne, Roy, Preston, Lois, Palma, Mary, Faye, Goldie, Donna, and Connie
M: (2) Frederick James Oliver b. 11 Nov 1911.
6. Beatrice Olive
B: 17 Sep 1917, Alberton, PEI
M: Sidney Rennie b. 25 Oct 1936, son of Fred and Sarah Jane (Horne) Rennie. They operated her father's farm after his death and mother also lived there in Bloomfield or Elmsdale. In addition to farming, Sidney was employed with C.N.R. After their family was grown, Beatrice was a valued employee at Maplewood Manor until her retirement in 1982. In 1975 they exchanged places with their son, Glen, and his family, so they now live in the home built by Glen and Beverly in Dock and Glen and his family live on the home farm in Hill's River.
7. Velda Mae Matthews
B: 02 Aug 1920, Alberton, PEI
M: Lloyd George Matthews of O'Leary b. 05 Mar 1916. Lloyd was the postmaster at O'Leary for many years. He is the son of George Matthews and Emma Jean Carruthers. Had four children: Lloydia, Gary, Nadine, and Kevin.
8. Lois Caroline
B: 04 Jul 1924, Alberton, PEI
M: Edmund or Edward Hudgin. They lived in Toronto.
9. Marion Jean (or
Jean Marion) Matthews
B: 26 Jul 1928, Alberton, PEI
M: Foster Harris, lived in Knutsford, PEI