Alexander Matheson, 7 Sep 1843 - 15 Aug 1932



DUP Obituary Scrapbook (1933-1939)


PAROWAN--Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Enoch ward for 
Alexander Matheson, 89, an Indian war veteran, who died Monday at the home 
of his son, Owen Matheson, in Midvalley.

    Mr. Matheson was born in 1843. in Dundee, Scotland. a son of Daniel and 
Catherine Treasurer Matheson.  He came to America in 1862, settling first in 
Panguitch, but later moving to Parowan.  He married Lydia Evans of Wales in 
1863 in Salt Lake.

    Mr. Matheson was a school trustee, justice of the peace and president of 
the Y. M. M. I. A. in Parowan.  For many years he operated a flour mill and 
invented a hand-operated elevator for a roller mill.

    He is survived by the following sons: William, of Duncan, Arizona; Simon 
A., Hugh, and Lorenzo, Parowan; Owen Matheson, Midvalley.

    Interment was in the Parowan cemetery.