Biography of Matt L. Lockwood
Chemung County, NY Biographies





Lockwood, Matt L., was born in Elmira, December 17, 1848, where he was educated in the graded schools. He began his stage life at the age of sixteen years with the Christy Minstrels. His occupation is that of costumer and property maker. He has a fine collection of costumes and relics of every conceiveable kind, arms that date back to ancient days, Mexican implements of war, sabers, revolvers, etc., and one sword of the exact pattern of the Roman period. Mr. Lockwood's property room contains one of the largest and best collections of stage properties as well as the most valuable in the country. John, father of Matt, born in Yates County, N. Y., July 4, 1823. March 7, 1848, he married Electa, youngest daughter of Abijah and Sarah Hawley, who was. born May 1, 1828, in Elmira (then Newtown). They had six children, namely Matt, Mary, Jennie B., Abbie, Robert, and Hollis C. John Lockwood came to Elmira in 1847 and died September 24, 1882. Three children survive, Jennie B., Abbie, and Matt.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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