Mrs. Matthews’ Death.
At the residence of her son-in-law, Dr. D. C. Gamble, No. 5961 Plymouth
avenue, Mrs. Mary R. Matthews, relict of the late John Matthews, Jr., in
her 81st year.
In Mrs. Mary R. Matthews, who died yesterday, St. Louis loses one of its oldest citizens. She was born in Baltimore, Md., August 14, 1807. She was a Miss Levering, and had a large connection in Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Washington City, and New Orleans. She married John Matthews, Jr., in 1825, and started on a bridal tour with Lieut. Crabbe and his bride (father and mother of Mrs. Martin Collins, of this city). Twelve children were born to the couple, of whom six are now living. There is one daughter, Mrs. D. C. Gamble, of this city. The others are Mr. Leonard Matthews, of this city; Dr. John L. Matthews, of Little Rock; Wm. H. and Geo. R. Matthews, of New Orleans, and Capt. E. O. Matthews, of the navy. The late Mrs. Archie Woods, of this city, was a daughter. She leaves fifty-four grand and great-grandchildren, six of the latter acting as her pall-bearers, a rather uncommon circumstance. Her last sickness was of short duration, and she died as she had lived, a most exemplary Christian woman. Mrs. Geo. Peabody, Elisha Riggs and W. W. Corcoran were among her most intimate friends in youth.
Funeral Monday, July
2, at 3 o’clock p.m. Interment private. No flowers. Carriage leaves
office of Geo. N. Lynch, No. 1216 Olive street, at 2 o’clock. Baltimore
and New Orleans papers please copy.
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