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Arthur George MatthewsAge: 74 years18631937

Name
Arthur George Matthews
Given names
Arthur George
Surname
Matthews
Birth between April 1863 and June 1863 22 22
Citation details: Census: Arthur George MATTHEWS' household (1911), https://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1911%2frg14%2f15433%2f0207%2f1 : accessed 9 Dec 2018
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Cirencester, Glos:Shire

Citation details: Birth: Arthur George MATTHEWS (1863), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=BMD/B/1863/2/AZ/000850/059 : accessed 9 Dec 2018
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Mother's maiden name: Mills

Birth of a child
#1
Matthews

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One child died

War from April 1861 to May 1865

Source: Wikipedia
Citation details: http://goo.gl/ETtxkC
Note: American Civil War: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War
Birth of a sisterGertrude Mary Matthews
May 31, 1865 (Age 2 years)
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CAL 1866

Publication: Newspaper archives
Citation details: June 5, 1865, Birth, https://search.findmypast.com/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0002215%2f18650605%2f044 : accessed 8 Dec 2018
Economic Event 1865 (Age 21 months)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867 (Age 3 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250 g), and was found by Erasmus Jacobs near Hopetown on the Orange River in 1867. The diamond, cut to a 10.73-carat (2.146 g) cushion-shaped brilliant, is currently on display at the Mine Museum in Kimberley. The discovery of diamonds in South Africa led to the Kimberley Diamond Rush, and marked the beginning of the Mineral Revolution
Birth of a sisterSarah Thompson Matthews
October 26, 1868 (Age 5 years)
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CAL 1869

Publication: Newspaper archives
Citation details: October 31, 1868, p8, Births, https://search.findmypast.com/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0001955%2f18681031%2f161 : accessed 8 Dec 2018
Census April 2, 1871 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a sisterDorothy R Matthews
September 1, 1871 (Age 8 years)
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ABT 1872

Publication: Newspaper archives
Citation details: September 9, 1871, p8, Births, https://search.findmypast.com/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0001955%2f18710909%2f124 : accessed 8 Dec 2018
Birth of a sisterLaura E Matthews
about 1874 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902

Source: Wikipedia
Note: The South African Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, ZAR), often referred to as the Transvaal and sometimes as the Republic of Transvaal, was an independent and internationally recognised country in Southern Africa from 1852 to 1902.
Economic Event September 1873 (Age 10 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
Birth of a brotherHorace Fred Matthews
January 17, 1877 (Age 13 years)
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ABT 1877

Citation details: War register: Horace F MATTHEWS' household (1939), https://search.findmypast.com/record?id=tna%2fr39%2f5041%2f5041e%2f012%2f06 : accessed 9 Dec 2018
Birth of a brotherRalph J S Matthews
January 27, 1879 (Age 15 years)
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ABT 1879

Publication: Newspaper archives
Citation details: February 1, 1879, p8, Births, https://search.findmypast.com/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0001955%2f18790201%2f143 : accessed 8 Dec 2018
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 17 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: First Boer War
Death of a maternal grandmotherRachel
between April 4, 1881 and June 1881 (Age 18 years) Age: 77 years
Publication: Record transcription
Historical Event from 1854 to 1902

Source: Wikipedia
Note: The Orange Free State (Dutch: Oranje-Vrijstaat, Afrikaans: Oranje-Vrystaat) was an independent Boer sovereign republic in southern Africa during the second half of the 19th century, and later a British colony and a province of the Union of South Africa. It is the historical precursor to the present-day Free State province
Economic Event 1881 (Age 17 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: In 1881 gold in the Barberton area was discovered by Tom McLachlan who found alluvial gold at Jamestown. However due to the location (the hot lowveld region was rife with malaria) no-one wanted to go there until Auguste Roberts (French Bob) discovered gold in Concession Creek in 20 June 1883. This discovery resulted in a gold rush to the area
Economic Event 1886 (Age 22 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: Discovery of the Main Reef in Witwatersrand. Gold rushes to Pilgrim's Rest and Barberton were precursors to the biggest discovery of all, the Main Reef/Main Reef Leader on Gerhardus Oosthuizen's farm Langlaagte, Portion C, in 1886, the Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the subsequent rapid development of the gold field there, the biggest of them all.
MarriageCaroline Jane LawnView this family
October 4, 1893 (Age 30 years)
Publication: Newspaper archives
Citation details: October 7, 1893, p8, Marriages, https://search.findmypast.com/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0001955%2f18931007%2f173 : accessed 8 Dec 2018
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Oct.4, at the parish church, Cirencester, by the Rev. E. H. Townsend, Arthur George, eldest son of Mr. Frederick Matthews, of Cirencester, to Caroline Jane, daughter of Mr. William H. Lawn of Cirencester

Marriage of a siblingGeorge WilliamsGertrude Mary MatthewsView this family
October 15, 1895 (Age 32 years)
Publication: Newspaper archives
Citation details: October 19, 1895, p8, Marriages, https://search.findmypast.com/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0001955%2f18951019%2f174 : accessed 8 Dec 2018
Death of a wifeCaroline Jane Lawn
1895 (Age 31 years) Age: 33 years
Death of a motherRachel Hart Mills
between 1891 and April 3, 1901 (Age 27 years)

Note: Listed in 1891 and in 1901 her husband is a widower
Military
Sergeant
from 1899 to 1902 (Age 35 years)
Citation details: http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbm%2fbw%2f162385 : accessed 4 June 2016
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Service number: 2249 Rank: Sergeant Regiment: 1 Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment

Epidemic February 1, 1901 (Age 37 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 36 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Second Boer War
Epidemic February 1904 (Age 40 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Birth of a daughter
#2
Margaret Eileen Laura “Peggy” Matthews
January 5, 1906 (Age 42 years)
Citation details: "India, Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FGW4-RWY : accessed 18 Oct 2014), Margaret Eileen Laura Matthews, 15 Apr 1906; citing Sabathee, Bengal, India, reference ; FHL microfilm 527534.
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Sabathee, Bengal, India

Citation details: Census: Arthur George MATTHEWS' household (1911), https://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1911%2frg14%2f15433%2f0207%2f1 : accessed 9 Dec 2018
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Subathu, Bengal, India

Note: More information on Subathu : accessed 5 June 2016

Occupation
Gloucester Regiment
about 1906 (Age 42 years)
Epidemic 1906 (Age 42 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa
Baptism of a daughterMargaret Eileen Laura “Peggy” Matthews
April 15, 1906 (Age 43 years)
Citation details: "India, Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FGW4-RWY : accessed 18 Oct 2014), Margaret Eileen Laura Matthews, 15 Apr 1906; citing Sabathee, Bengal, India, reference ; FHL microfilm 527534.
Marriage of a siblingHorace Fred MatthewsAgnes Mary WilliamsView this family
September 6, 1909 (Age 46 years)
Publication: Newspaper archives
Citation details: September 8, 1909, p3, Marriages, https://search.findmypast.com/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0000320%2f19090908%2f106 : accessed 9 Dec 2018
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MATTHEWS-WILLIAMS - Sept. 6, at the Parish Church, Cheltenham, by the Rev. M. E. Welldon, Horace Fred Matthews, of Cirencester, to Agnes Mary, daughter of the late John Williams, of Cheltenham.

Citation details: Marriage: Horace Fred MATTHEWS and Agnes Mary WILLIAMS (1909), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=BMD/M/1909/3/AZ/000260/213 : accessed 9 Dec 2018
Historical Event May 31, 1910 (Age 47 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Union of South Africa established
Death of a childMatthews
before April 2, 1911 (Age 48 years)

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Inferred from census data

Census April 2, 1911 (Age 48 years)
Citation details: Census: Arthur George MATTHEWS' household (1911), https://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1911%2frg14%2f15433%2f0207%2f1 : accessed 9 Dec 2018
Occupation
Army pensioner, Hall keeper
April 2, 1911 (Age 48 years)
Epidemic 1912 (Age 48 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Smallpox outbreaks: The outbreak of smallpox is reported in the Malay Location, Johannesburg and cases of smallpox are discovered in Durban
War from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (Age 51 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: World War I
Epidemic 1918 (Age 54 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Spanish flu: An estimated 500,000 people die from the Spanish flu epidemic in South Africa, the fifth hardest hit country in the world
Birth of a grandson
#1
William Edgar Findlay “Billy” Key
January 29, 1926 (Age 62 years)
Citation details: William Edgar Findlay KEY, Estate file: 000118/2009
Citation details: William Edgar Findlay KEY, K005/M18
Economic Event October 1929 (Age 66 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Citation details: http://goo.gl/MgHbRM
Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century
Death between October 1937 and December 1937 (Age 74 years) Age: 73
Publication: Record transcription
  1. Generation 1
    1. Arthur George Matthews, gloucester Regiment (about 1906) and army pensioner, Hall keeper (on April 2, 1911), son of Frederick Matthews and Rachel Hart Mills, was born between April 1863 and June 1863 in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England and died between October 1937 and December 1937 in Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales. He married 2 times. The first time he married Caroline Jane Lawn, daughter of William Henry Smithson Lawn and Elizabeth Ducy, on October 4, 1893 in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England. She was born calculated 1863 in Louth, Lincolnshire, England and died in 1895 in Malta. The second time he married Jane “Jennie” Finlay, daughter of John Finlay and Catherine Hynes.

      Children of Arthur George Matthews and Jane “Jennie” Finlay:

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      2. Margaret Eileen Laura “Peggy” Matthews (19061993)
      3. Matthews (1911)
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  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Margaret Eileen Laura “Peggy” Matthews

      Margaret Eileen Laura “Peggy” Matthews, daughter of Arthur George Matthews and Jane “Jennie” Finlay, was born on January 5, 1906 in Subathu, Bengal, India and died on August 25, 1993 in Cape Town, Western Cape at the age of 87. She married William Edward “Bill” Key, son of George John Key and Agnes Mitcham.

      Children of Margaret Eileen Laura “Peggy” Matthews and William Edward “Bill” Key:

      1. William Edgar Findlay “Billy” Key (19262008)
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      3. Private
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    2. The details of this family are private.
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. William Edgar Findlay “Billy” Key, manager (in 1984), son of William Edward “Bill” Key and Margaret Eileen Laura “Peggy” Matthews, was born on January 29, 1926 in Marylebone, London, England and died on July 1, 2008 in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape at the age of 82.

      William Edgar Findlay “Billy” Key had 3 children.

    2. The details of this family are private.
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    5. The details of this family are private.