Biography of R. B. Matthews
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Matthews, R B., Louisville, was born in Louisville, March 9, 1844, the sixth son of a family of eight children of Patrick and Mary (Moore) Matthews of Iretand. who came to America in 1832, and after a short time in Canada went to Vermont, finally coming to Louisville about 1840, and on the farm owned by subject about 1846, where they spent their lives. He died in 1889, and she in November, 1880, both aged about eighty years. R. B. Matthews was raised on the farm he owns and was educated in the common and Canton public schools. He followed teaching for fourteen terms and then went to farming, which he has followed in connection with butter manufacturing and buying farm produce. Mr. Matthews is a Democrat, and has been assessor three years and justice of the peace two years. He is a member of the A. O. U. W. of Aultsville, Canada, and is also a member of the Episcopal church. He married in 1872, Irda, daughter of David and Murilla Summers of Canada. They have had five daughters Lena G., Lottie M. and Ida M. (twins), Jennie and Florence. Ida M. died in 1878, aged four years. Mr. Mathew owns 223 and 1/2 acres and a hotel with 1 and 1/2 acres at Louisville Landing, and keeps a dairy of twenty eight cows.

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