B: 14 Feb 1845
D: 05 Dec 1917, Aged 72
M: Margaret MacKay of New London, PEI b. 16 Feb 1847 d. 15 Mar 1915, (68) dau of Mary & Alex MacKay, New London.
John Matthews owned the farm adjoining his father's and fronting on what is now known as The Lady Slipper Drive.
FN: Henry Matthews
MN: Annie Kingsland
Children of John Matthews and Margaret MacKay:
1. Waldo Henry Matthews
M: Helen Tanton b. 1899 d. 1967, daughter of Jarvis and Bessie (Stavert) Tanton of Wilmot, PEI. She was a school teacher who taught in various Island schools and later assisted at the Alberton Post Office. After being discharged from the army, he and Ralph Keefe operated a store in Alberton for some time. He became Postmaster at Alberton in 1931, an office he held for over twenty years. They had a family of three: Bessie, Jarvis, and Keir.
2. Emmerson Matthews
M: Maud Fraser, daughter of Daniel and Sarah (Matthews) Fraser of Northport, PEI. Their familly consisted of : Heber, Margaret, Madge, Adelaide, Phyllis, Waldo, Colleen, Brenton, Norma, Roma and Heath.
3. John Smith Matthews
M: 1915, Pearl Ramsey b. 1895 d. 1982. Daughter of Bertram and Martha (Wright) Ramsay of Montrose. They had one child, Randolph Ray Matthews (1916 - 1961), Editor Newspaper. They lived on John's father's farm and he taught school for several years at Northport and other Island schools. He sold the farm about 1920 to his cousin, Russell Matthews, and moved with his family to Kensington, PEI, where he was employed as a bookkeeper with Kennedy Company for three years. In 1923, he and his family moved to Edmonton, Alberta where he spent the rest of his life.