Biography of Charles H. Matthews
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Matthews, Charles Henry, son of Alonzo and Eunice E. (Burdick) Matthews, was born in Nantucket, Mass., May 3, 1843. He attended the public schools of his native town and after finishing his schooling he made two voyages whaling, the first being for two years and the second voyage for fifteen months. He was then engaged in mackerel fishing for several years. Since 1892 he has been associated with Charles W. Howland in the coal business in South Dartmouth village. Mr. Matthews is one of four children; he has two sisters living: Mrs. Thomas L. Snow and Mrs. Andrew A. Butts. He is descended on both sides from old Puritan families.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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