Matthews, Thomas Artemas ("T. A." or "Artie")
(Elmsdale Cemetery & Methodist Church Albertson Records)
B: 30 Mar 1862 or 16 Oct 1863, (Elmsdale U. Cemetery says 1862 - 1943)
D: Jan 1943, Elmsdale, Lot 4, PEI. Buried in Elmsdale, Lot 4.
M: Jessie Mary Campbell, from Milburn, near O'Leary b. 23 Oct 1865; d. 29 Nov 1937.
FN: Charles Matthews
MN: Margaret Jane Brander
Children of Thomas Artemas (T.A.) Matthews and Jessie M. Campbell:
1. Margaret May Matthews
B: 13 May 1889, Elmsdale, PEI
D: 25 May 1951, Onawa, Maine (note - both were drowned in a boating accident on a fishing trip)
M: Charles Raymond Messer b. 15 May 1885 d. 25 May 1951, Onawa, Maine bur. S. Portland, ME
2. John Campbell Matthews
B: 05 Oct 1890, Lot 4, Elmsdale, PEI
D: 12 Dec 1892, Elmsdale, PEI bur. Elmsdale United Church Cemetery
3. Winnifred Mabel
B: 29 Mar 1892, Elmsdale, PEI
D: 30 Jan 1969, East Walpole, MA bur. Sharon, MA, Knollwood Memorial Cemetery
M: 24 Jun 1918, in Elmsdale, PEI, Everett Brennan b. 07 Jan 1895, Elmsdale, PEI d. 28 Mar 1969, Norwood, MA bur. Sharon, Knollwood Memorial Cemetery. and lived in Walpole, Mass.
4. Jennie Lillian Matthews
B: 22 Apr 1893, Lot 4, Elmsdale, PEI
D: 23 Apr 1926, Cleveland, Ohio
M: Grant Tawler. No children
5. Charles Brander
B: 18 Apr 1895, Elmsdale, PEI
D: Feb 1979, Rochester, NY, bur. NY
M: Flora MacPherson b. 07 Jan 1900, Charlottetown, PEI d. 13 Aug 1994, New York, bur. NY
6. Alexander Ross
B: 04 Jan 1897, Elmsdale, PEI
D: 25 Dec 1978, Seekonk, MA, bur. Seekonk
M: Elizabeth May McGiver b. 14 Oct 1901, Quebec, Canada d. 15 Jan 1985 bur. Seekonk, MA
7. Robert Hessel
B: 16 Aug 1899, Elmsdale, PEI
D: Jan 1981, Tyne Valley, PEI
M: Olive Grace Adams b. 05 May 1908, Tyne Valley, PEI d. 1989, Summerside, PEI, bur. Tyne Valley, PEI.
8. David Arthur Matthews
B: 18 Aug 1901, Lot 4, Elmsdale, PEI
D: 08 Mar 1984, Alberton, PEI, bur. Elmsdale United Church Cemetery
M: (1) Susan (Susie) Eliza Hardy b. 1905, Elmsdale, PEI d. Apr 1964, Elmsdale, PEI, bur. Elmsdale United Church Cemetery. James and Susan had no children. Susie's father, James Gard Hardy, (1868 - 1936) lived on a farm on Foy Road. His first wife was Susan Bryan. Children were (1) Alice Emma (married Earl Coleman) (2) Guy Earl and (3) Thomas Earl. Second wife was Margaret Eliza Jelley (1872 - 1965) of O'Leary. Two daughters: Susan married to David Matthews and Vera married to Alvin Ashley of Hill's River. After James died, Margaret married Craswell Weeks of South Kildare.
M: (2) Dec 1964, in Summerside, PEI, Amanda Rayner or Raynes Getson b. Kildare, PEI d. 1980, Alberton, PEI, bur. Elmsdale United Church Cemetery.
9. Elizabeth Lulu
B: 23 Jul 1903, Elmsdale, PEI
D: 30 Jul 1992, Walpole, MA, bur. Sharon, Knollwood Cemetery, Sharon
M: (1) Michael Cummiskey b. PEI d. PEI
M: (2) Harvey Hinton d. 1957, Norwood Hospital, Norwood, MA.
10. Allen Everett
B: 28 Apr 1905, Elmsdale, PEI
D: 25 Oct 1993, Moncton, N.B., bur. Alberton, PEI
M: Margaret Rix b. 29 May 1914, Elmsdale, PEI d. 15 Jun 1993, Moncton, N.B., bur. Alberton, PEI
11. William Alfred or Alfrid McKay Matthews
B: 24 Aug 1907, Elmsdale, PEI
D: 24 Nov 1912, Elmsdale, PEI, bur. Elmsdale United Church Cemetery
12. Frances Evelyn
B: 25 Aug 1909 or 1919, Elmsdale, PEI
D: 23 Aug 1994, O'Leary, PEI, bur. Roseville Cemetery, PEI
M: 10 Dec 1930, John Emmett Sentner b. 08 Aug 1909, Roseville, PEI d. 12 Jul 1990, O'Leary, PEI, bur. Roseville Cemetery, PEI.
Obituary of Thomas Artemas Matthews
Summerside Newspaper, 1943
Friends throughout the province regret to learn of the death on January 26th of Mr. T. A. Matthews at his home in Elmsdale at the advanced age of eighty years. The late Mr. Matthews was one of the most prominent farmers of this district and a very highly esteemed resident of the community. He was a man of boundless hospitality and his many acts of charity and kindness to those in need will not be soon forgotten. Throughout his long and useful life he was a God-fearing, amiable and honest man, possessing the ideals and putting into effect, those principles on which we judge the character of the true Christian. He was survived by five sons and four daughters namely: Messrs. Brander and Ross of the USA; David of Elmsdale; Hessel of Arlington and Everett at home; Mrs. Everett Brennan and Mrs. Michael Cummiskey of East Walpole, Mass.; Mrs. Margaret Messer of South Portland, Maine and Mrs. Emmett Sentner of Roseville. Parents: Charles Matthews and Margaret Jane Brander.