MATTHEWS John Alfred

Name John Alfred MATTHEWS
Country Of Origin Australia
Born 1881
Died 1931
Birth/ Baptism Born 26 May 1881, Latrobe
Bapt. 21 October 1881, Latrobe
Parents John Godfrey and Margaretta Matthews (formerly Seidel)
Apprenticeship With his father
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller, Optician
Work Locations Latrobe, Wynyard, Hobart
Street Address
Gilbert Street, Latrobe
Marriage/Spouse 1 June 1910, at Ingleville, Wynyard, to Bertha Maud Bramich
Other Also known as Jack.

Other skills: Farmer.

Approx. September 1907: Opened business in Wynyard.
1908: Moved to larger business premises, Wynyard, and advertised until approximately 1910, then spent a few years farming. His younger brother Joseph (Joe) continued the Wynyard watchmaking and jewellery business.

1916: Advertised his 112-acre farm at Sister’s Creek for rent for five years.

Approx. 1916: Moved to Hobart and returned to work in his trade at Goldings.

1964: Ernest James Matthews, a silversmith and John’s son, manufactured the Glenorchy mayoral chain at Prouds, Hobart.

Death 8 April 1931, Hobart Public Hospital
Lorraine Fisher (granddaughter) to Sallie Mulligan, email July 2019.
TAHO: RGD33/1/59 no1841 Birth 1881.
Web: Ancestry: Australia Births & Baptisms 1881; Tasmania Post Office Directory (Wise) 1892-1893, Tasmania Electoral Roll 1914.
North West Advocate & Emu Bay Times 30 September 1907, 14 October 1908, 20 October 1909, 2 June 1910, 3 March 1916, 7 March 1916; Advocate 6 June 1925; The Mercury (Hobart) 22 October 1964.