MATTHEWS Godfrey Bernard

Name Godfrey Bernard MATTHEWS
Country Of Origin Australia
Born 1878
Died 1920
Birth/ Baptism Born 25 November 1878, Latrobe
Bapt. 19 February 1879, Latrobe
Parents John Godfrey and Margaretta Matthews (formerly Seidel)
Apprenticeship With his father
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Latrobe, Sheffield, King Island, Launceston
Street Address
Gilbert Street, Latrobe
Main Street, Sheffield
Main Street, Currie, King Island
Marriage/Spouse 25 September 1909, at the Deanery, Latrobe, to Maude Minter Cox
Other Approx. early 1903: Opened business, Sheffield.
July 1904: Due to strong support during the first 18 months in business, Godfrey Matthews had a new shop built, with a residence attached. It was constructed of brick, a cement front, and large plate glass windows.
1916: William Brooks, watchmaker and jeweller from Victoria purchased the Sheffield business.

Approx. 1917: Advertised watches, jewellery, and spectacles at Currie, King Island.

Approx. late 1910s: Worked in the Bank of New South Wales building, St John Street, Launceston, with his brother until approximately October 1920.
1920: Health: Vision problems and pains in the head.

Death 26 November 1920, Launceston General Hospital, after being found unconscious at the foot of the stairs to his workshop.
Funeral: Latrobe Cemetery
TAHO: RGD33/1/56 no1686 Birth 1878, SC195/1/86/14353 1920, AD960/1/44 1921.
Web: Australia Births & Baptisms 1878.
North West Advocate & Emu Bay Times 11 July 1904, 28 September 1909, 27 December 1911; North West Post 11 August 1904, 13 August 1904, 21 December 1916; King Island News 19 December 1917; The Mercury (Hobart) 27 November 1920; The Examiner (Launceston) 7 December 1920.