Biography of George D. Matheson


Matheson, George D., Buffalo, son of George andMargaret (Sutherland) Matheson. was born in the province of Ontario, Canada. He received his education in the district schools of his native town and was engaged as a farmer for a period of twentysix years. In 1861 he engaged in the grain business in Shakespeare, Ont., and conducted a successful trade for three years, when he sold out and went to Nashville, Tenn., to enter a Methodist publishing house, where he remained three years. He then returned to engage in the business of transporting stock from Canada to the live stock market at East Buffalo. After ten years' experience in this business he started a live stock commission house at the East Buffalo stock yards, which he still continues. Mr. Matheson is one of the best known men in the business, having been established over thirty years. during which time he has built up an extensive trade and has handled millions of dollars worth of stock. He is a member of King Solomon Lodge No. 43, F. & A. M. In August, 1862, he married Joan Stewart of Shakespeare, Out., and they had four children: Robert S., George W. (deceased), Duncan S. (deceased) and Georgia.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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