- 1961, Thursday August 24, The Almonte Gazette page 4
?b?Mrs A.W. Matthews?/b?
Mrs Alton Matthews passed away in the Carleton Place Memorial Hospital on Thurs. Aug. 17, after a lengthy period of ill health. Mrs Matthews who was in her 76th year was the former Eva Anna Robertson. For many years she and her husband farmed on the 9th line of Ramsay Township until they retired to Carleton Place several years ago. Besides her husband she leaves one son and two daughter: Allan of Hamilton; Ruth, Mrs Start McArton of Stirling and Kay, Mrs Earl Lowe of King. She is survived also by one sister Sadie, Mrs Wm Hare, Toronto and one brother, Mr Ernest Robertson of Almonte. The funeral service was held on Sat., Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Fleming Bros Funeral Home, Carleton Place and interment was in the Auld Kirk Cemetery, Almonte. Rev L.M. Smith, minister of St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Carleton Place officiated.
1961, Thursday August 24, The Carleton Place Canadian page 6
?b?Mrs A.W. Matthews Dies In 76th Year?/b?
The funeral of Mrs Alton W. Matthews took place on Saturday afternoon from the Fleming Bros Funeral Home, Lake avenue west, where service was conducted by Rev L.M. Smith. Interment was made in Auld Kirk Cemetery. Mrs Matthews died in hospital on August 17 after a lengthy illness. She was in her 76th year and had resided on Sarah street. The former Eva Anna Robertson, she was born in 1885 in Ramsay, daughter of the late Mr and Mrs James Robertson. She was educated in Almonte and attended the Baptist Church here. She was married to Mr Matthews in Ramsay in December, 1911. Surviving besides her husband are a son, Alan R. Matthews of Hamilton; two sisters, Ruth, Mrs Stuart McArton of Stirling and Kathleen, Mrs Earl Lowe of King City, Ont; a brother Ernest Robertson of Almonte and a sister, Sadie, Mrs William Haire of Toronto. The pallbearers were Lloyd Watson, Melville Paul, Harold Hughes, William Gordon, Ray Moffatt and Robert MacFarlane