Ephraim Henry Matthews

Brief Life History of Ephraim Henry

When Ephraim Henry Matthews was born on 21 October 1897, in Burgeo, Newfoundland, his father, Henry Matthews, was 31 and his mother, Ann Keeping, was 30. He married Rachel Alice Sutton on 5 October 1922, in Burgeo, Newfoundland. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 30 April 1987, in Burgeo, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, at the age of 89, and was buried in Burgeo, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Ephraim Henry Matthews
1897–1987
Rachel Alice Sutton
1902–1996
Marriage: 5 October 1922
Susie Irene Matthews
1923–1925
Millie Matthews
1925–2015
Ephraim Wilson Matthews
1926–2017
Mary Lenora Matthews
1928–2016

Sources (6)

  • Ephraim Matthews, "Canada, Newfoundland Census, 1945"
  • Ephriam Matthews, "Find a Grave Index"
  • Ephraim Hy Matthews, "Canada, Newfoundland Vital Records, 1840-1949"

World Events (4)

1898

BURGEO (consisting of Upper and Lower Burgeo, Hants Harbour and Howe Harbour), a post, money order, telegraph, preventive station, fishing, farming and shipbuilding settlement in Burgeo and LaPoile district. Nearest port of entry, LaPoile; railway station, Port-au-Basques, 60 miles by water; coastal mail steamer from St. John's fortnightly, 379 miles, fares $9.00 and $5.00. S.S. Harlow (Pickford and Black, agents, Halifax) calls monthly during summer; 295 miles from Placentia by water, thence to St. John's by rail, 84 miles which is nearest banks and express office. Contains 4 stores, court house and post office, 2 churches, 2 schools. Harbour good and safe. A lighthouse on Boar Island. Population 1,000.

1911

BURGEO (consisting of Upper and Lower Burgeo, Hants Harbour and Howe Harbour), a post, money order, telegraph, preventive station, fishing, farming and shipbuilding settlement in Burgeo and LaPoile district. Nearest port of entry, LaPoile; railway station, Port-au-Basques, 60 miles by water; coastal mail steamer from St. John’s fortnightly, 379 miles, fares $9.00 and $5.00. S.S. Harlow (Pickford and Black, agents, Halifax) calls monthly during summer; 295 miles from Placentia by water, thence to St. John’s by rail, 84 miles which is nearest banks and express office. Contains 4 stores, court house and post office, 2 churches, 2 schools. Harbour good and safe. A lighthouse on Boar Island. Population 1,000.

1941

BURGEO. Pop. 823. Important fishing-lobstering settlement on two islands on the S.W. Coast, roughly half-way between Hermitage B. and Port aux Basques. It was partly after these islands that the political district Burgeo and LaPoile was named. Here in the late 18th century Capt. Cook, while on his map-making coast survey of Newfoundland, observed an eclipse of the sun. First settled between 1795 and 1800. 488 m. from Argentia, 75 from Port aux Basques. Burgeo, Bacalieu. 1 sawmill. Cottage Hosp. Dr. John Heath, M.H.O. Post Sav. Bnk. Customs. 29 radios. PT.

Name Meaning

English and Irish (Ulster and County Louth): patronymic from the personal name Matthew . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages, such as German Matthäus (from the personal name Matthäus, from Latin Matthaeus) and Slovenian Matavž (from an obsolete vernacular form of the personal name Matevž, from Latin Matthaeus). Compare Mathews .

Irish: Anglicized form of Mac Mathghamhna (see McMahon ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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