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brigid Report 23 Oct 2015 06:09

Yes Detective I have now added this link to ROOtschat ..sorry I haven't had time to do any research week I have some days off will do my best to add to this amazing collection of info . It takes me a lot longer cos I'm inept at computer . I go to the library for serious work ...their screen doesn't flicker .


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 23 Oct 2015 09:48

Brigid - before you go to the library, it might be best to print off , if possible, what's here and draw up a tree. We've already put in hours on this thread; it would be a pity if you spent your time going over 'old' ground.

We know we haven't found anything on Ezekiel. There may be others.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 23 Oct 2015 10:43

U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Henry Matthews
City: Oakland
County: Alameda
State: California
Birth Date: 18 Dec 1885
Race: White

From Image
Residence 484, 36th St Oakland, Alamede, California
Nearest relative Wife, Mrs Nellie Matthews at the same address.
Worked for Ocean & Rail Transportation, Santa Fe RR at 1001 3rd St San Francisco.
[for what its worth, Oakland is still an Industrial area – warehouses, wharfs, shunting yards etc]
1920 US census
Name: Henry P Matthews
Age: 34
Birth Year: abt 1886
Birthplace: England
Home in 1920: Oakland, Alameda, California
Street: 36th Street
House Number: 484
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1912
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Nellie Matthews
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Native Tongue: English
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: General Chairman
Industry: Railroad Adjustment Board
Employment Field: Wage or Salary
Home Owned or Rented: Rent
Naturalization Status: Papers Submitted
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

Household Members: Name Age
Henry P Matthews 34
Nellie Matthews 28 - 1892
Eric W Matthews 6 - 1914
Aimee M Matthews 1 - 1918 [1 6/12]

Both adults claim they immigrated in 1912. Nellie was born in England & the children California
1930 US census
Percy H Matthews
Birth Year: abt 1882
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: England
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1930: Oakland, Alameda, California
Street address: Howe Street
Ward of City: City
Block: 833
House Number in Cities or Towns: 3801-F
Dwelling Number: 59
Family Number: 87
Home Owned or Rented: Rented
Home Value: 45.00
Radio Set: Yes
Lives on Farm: No
Age at First Marriage: 30
Attended School: No
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Language Spoken: English
Immigration Year: 1910
Naturalization: Naturalized
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Manager
Industry: Package Service
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker
Employment: Yes
Household Members: Name Age
Percy H Matthews 48
Nellie Matthews 42
Wilfred F Matthews 16 - 1914 (Eric W?)
Marie Matthews 11 - 1919 (Amiee?)
Philip R Matthews 9 - 1921

This time he says he emigrated in 1910, and Nellie in 1911. They married about 18 years previously so about 1912


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 23 Oct 2015 10:58

1940 US census
Either Henry Percy is away from home, or he and Nellie have separated. She is described as the Head of the household, so probably the latter. Bear in mind that on the 1940 draft card, he doesn't give Nellie as his contact or NOK

Name: Nellie Matthews
Age: 47
Estimated birth year: abt 1893
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: England
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Oakland, Alameda, California
Street: Howe Street
House Number: 3801
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Oakland, Alameda, California
Residence in 1935: Same House
Citizenship: Naturalized
Sheet Number: 8B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 230
House Owned or Rented: Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 35
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: High School, 4th year
Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: Yes
Household Members: Name Age
Nellie Matthews 47
Eric W Matthews 26
Marie A Matthews 22
Phillip R Matthews 19

Eric is working in Advertising for Food Products, Marie is a stenographer for an Insurance co.
Henry and Nellie were still living together in 1937, or at least when the data was collected.

U.S. City Directories, 1822-1989
Name: Henry P Matthews
Gender: Male
Residence Year: 1937
Street address: 3801f Howe
Residence Place: Oakland, California, USA
Occupation: Insurance Agent
Spouse: Nellie Matthews

Publication Title: Oakland, California, City Directory, 1937
Can't find Henry/Percy in 1940. Will add if he turns up!


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 23 Oct 2015 11:33

A tree on Ancestry has this as Eric’s birth

Name: Eric F Matthews
Birth Date: 14 Oct 1913
Gender: Male
Mother's Maiden Name: Michael
Birth County: Alameda

And Maries as Birth 16 JUN 1913 in San Francicso, CA. One of them must be wrong. It seems, from later records, that the one for Marie’s is. I’m still unsure if the one for Eric is correct as all census give another name starting with W. The mother’s maiden name does tie in with his siblings.

California Birth Index, 1905-1995
Name: Phillip Matthews
Birth Date: 14 Dec 1920
Gender: Female
Mother's Maiden Name: Michols
Birth County: Alameda
Name: Philip R Matthews
BORN: 14 Dec 1920
Died: 8 Feb 2012
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)

Philip R Matthews in the U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1

Philip R Matthews
Birth Date: 14 Dec 1920
Address: 4709 Warren St NW, Washington, DC, 20016-2463 (1985)
[1212 Waverly Pl, Schenectady, NY, 12308-2627 (1986)]

Name: Philip R Matthews
Birth Date: 14 Dec 1920
Address: 66 New York Ave NW Apt 306, Washington, DC, 20001-1216 (1992)
[4709 Warren St NW, Washington, DC, 20016-2463]

Name: Philip R Matthews
Birth Date: 14 Dec 1920
Address: 121 Waverly Pl, Schenectady, NY, 12308

This is more likely to be Marie’s

Marie Matthews
in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007

Name: Marie Matthews
[Marie Larson]
[Marie Wallis]
SSN: 573169423
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 16 Jun 1918
Birth Place: Oakland, California
[Oak Ala, California]
Father Name: Henry P Matthews
Mother Name: Nellie Michols
Death Date: Dec 1993
Type of Claim: Original SSN.
Notes: Feb 1937: Name listed as MARIE MATTHEWS; Aug 1941: Name listed as MARIE LARSON; Jul 1950: Name listed as MARIE A LARSON; Sep 1970: Name listed as MARIE A WALLIS

She died as a Wallis – California Death Index
Name: Marie A Wallis
[Marie A Matthews]
Social Security #: 573169423
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 16 Jun 1918
Birth Place: California
Death Date: 16 Dec 1993
Death Place: Sonoma
Mother's Maiden Name: Michaels
Father's Surname: Matthews


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 23 Oct 2015 11:45

If we run with the birth for Eric F Matthews, his death.

Name: Eric F. Matthews
SSN: 552-07-7832
Last Residence: 21014 Bel Air, Harford, Maryland, USA
BORN: 14 Oct 1913
Died: 12 Sep 1997
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)

Name: Eric F Matthews
Birth Date: 14 Oct 1913
Death Date: 12 Sep 1997
Cemetery: Bel Air Memorial Gardens
Cemetery Address: 809 Rock Spring Road Bel Air, MD 21014

Public Records Index
Name: Ml Eric F Matthews
Birth Date: 14 Oct 1913
Address: 102 Brandywine Pl, Bel Air, MD, 21014-5502 (1993)

Name: E F Matthews
Birth Date: 14 Oct 1913
Address: 102 Brandywine Pl, Bel Air, MD, 21014-5502 (1995)

MD is the State of Maryland


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 23 Oct 2015 11:49

Just found this for Henry Percy Matthews marriage to Nelly

DATE OF MARRIAGE: 18/06/1912

Nichols can be easily be mistranscibed to the other variations


Rambling Report 23 Oct 2015 12:23

There are several possible marriages for the Rebecca and Rose Gluckstein mentioned in the 1901/1911 with Barnett and Esther, in the London area so there might be descendants to be found there( at least two of the possible marriages had a daughter each) .

I think that's possibly as far as can be gone without buying at least a few marriage certs, unless Nick gets in touch and has already done the research, or someone can be found in trees that might be worth contacting.

This is possibly the most likely marriage for Rebecca,

Marriages Sep 1926 (>99%)
Bader Myer Gluckstein Stepney 1c 624
Gluckstein Rebecca Bader Stepney 1c 624

one daughter b 1930, who might still be living. EDIT name is Rosa Bader, she is actually on someone's tree here so might be worth a message?


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 23 Oct 2015 12:51

Back to Maria A Matthews -name Wallis, the surname for her 2nd marriage comes from the passport application.

US Public Records index, vol 1

Marie A Wallis
Birth Date: 16 Jun 1918
Phone Number: 782-4619
Address: 497 LA Quinta Ln, Sonoma, CA, 95476-7452
[1764 Kerry Ln, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403-8638 (1995)]
[2375 Range Ave Apt 198, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403-9448]
[2002 Pinercrest Dr, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403-7641 (1993)]

Listed at the same address
Alfred R Wallis
Address: 497 LA Quinta Ln, Sonoma, CA, 95476-7452
[1764 Kerry Ln, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403-8638 (1993)]
[2002 Pinercrest Dr, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403-7641 (1991)]

This must be their marriage
California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985
Name: Alfred R Wallis
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1913
Age: 57
Marriage Date: 28 Aug 1970
Marriage Place: Monterey, California, USA
Spouse Name: Marie A Matthews
Spouse Age: 52

She was probably too old to have children with Alfred, but might have done with Mr Larson. Larson was the name on her passport application in 1950


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 23 Oct 2015 13:29

Trying to find relatives of

Philip R Matthews
Birth Date: 14 Dec 1920
Address: 4709 Warren St NW, Washington, DC, 20016-2463 (1985)
[1212 Waverly Pl, Schenectady, NY, 12308-2627 (1986)]

At the same address
Name: Ann W Matthews
Birth Date: 30 Mar 1921
Address: 4709 Warren St NW, Washington, DC, 20016-2463 (1985)
[1212 Waverly Pl, Schenectady, NY, 12308-2627 (1987)]

United States Obituary Collection
Name of Deceased: Ann Matthews
Gender: Female
Age at Death: 91
Death Date: 14 Apr 2012
Obituary Date: 20 Apr 2012
Newspaper Location: Schenectady, New York, USA
Birth Date: 30 Mar 1921
Birth Place: Albion, Pennsylvania, USA
Spouse's Name: Phil
Parents' Names: John Duncan
[Ellen Savstrom Williamson]

>>>Childrens' Names: Ann; Christina Campriello and her husband, Austin V. Campriello of Pleasantville, NY, Barbara Matthews of Schenectady, and Dr. Jane Matthews of Newton, MA<<<<

Siblings' Names: Annie; Annie; John August Williamson; Kay Williamson Brown; Kay Williamson of Erie, PA
Military: Army

So you've got some names to work with there!

the full obit can be viewed here - just click on the link

It does say 'her husband, Phil, who passed away earlier this year' ie 2012
It was in Oak Ridge (Tennessee) that she met her future husband, Philip R. Matthews, an Army chemist assigned to the Manhattan Project. She remained in Oak Ridge until her marriage to Phil in 1946. Ann and Phil then spent a year in Berkeley, CA, while Phil finished his degree and they moved to Schenectady in 1947.

Phillip's obit
Philip R. Matthews, of Schenectady, passed away peacefully on February 8th (2012)
Born on December 14, 1920, in Oakland, CA, to Henry Percy and Nellie Michols Matthews, he was the youngest of three siblings.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ann Williamson Matthews; three daughters, Christina Campriello and her husband Austin V. Campriello of Pleasantville, NY, Barbara Matthews of Schenectady
and Dr. Jane Matthews of Newton, MA.
In addition, he is survived by eight grandchildren, - their names are given on the link

. He was predeceased by his brother Eric and his sister Marie.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 23 Oct 2015 15:13

Because someone may be interested in the Manhattan Project, the following is about the Oak Ridge TN site


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 23 Oct 2015 15:20

If you wanted to contact Austin V Campriello, details are here

His wife Christina Matthews

Professional address for Dr Jane C Matthews

Possibly Barbara Matthews, but it is a common name


maureen Report 23 Oct 2015 15:30

My word. You have all gone much further along my family trail than I could ever expected. So far I have not heard from Nick, but it is very early days. I must try to find the site for family trees. Thank you, Maureen


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 23 Oct 2015 15:42

On Genes, click the My Tree tab, then start to build.

As you've posted on find living relatives, that's what we've been trying to do; find you names and contact details for you to use.
*You* have to be proactive. Building a tree is the first step. After you've sent messages to other GR members, the next action is to write to distant relatives. It can be worth while!

One of my distant but blood relatives emigrated to NY about 1841. One of his descendents had inherited an unusual combination of names and was easy to find on line. To cut a long story short, he was the custodian of photo and lithographs dating back to the 1870s. He and his family met with us in the UK a few years back. We were able to visit the ancestral stomping ground en masse.

It can be worth making that extra effort - you never know what you might learn!


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 23 Oct 2015 15:46

In case you werent aware, anything we post which is in blue and starts with http:// is a hyperlink. Click on it and the web page will open in another tab.
Unfortunately the ones for Marvin Rosenberg posted a couple of pages back seem to have expired. I did try to refind the info the other day, but it all went wrong :-0


ArgyllGran Report 23 Oct 2015 16:34

Follow-on thread re Rose Bader (see RR's post above on 23 Oct @ 12.23):


Rambling Report 23 Oct 2015 18:03

I have PMd to Maureen, a website for the sister of the tree owner on here , that too is my best guess as the name is unusual. But without certs what has been posted here IS just a best guess for the most part.There are other marriages for a Rebecca Gluckstein.... and there are several for her sister Rose Gluckstein.


Rambling Report 23 Oct 2015 18:27

Also PMd address for Rosa.


JoonieCloonie Report 23 Oct 2015 19:34

Detective and Maureen

(I have not followed these many trains of thought, but just caught this)

This is a link to an html version of Marvin's curriculum vitae (resumé) that was one of the pdf documents Detective referred to ... means you don't have to open a pdf document

unfortunately the latest actual date given is

'1992 Visiting Professor and Research Scholar N.Y.U School of Social Work'

and other dates simply say 'to present'

more recent:

We are extremely grateful to the generous contributors who gave from July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014, in support of future renovations to the Mandel School building. Thank you for partnering in the vision for a Mandel School of the 21st century and beyond.
> Marvin L. Rosenberg, MSSA 1962, DSW 1968

and he is listed as "emeritus faculty" in a 2012 Case Western Reserve University publication.

and in this current list of emeritus faculty

the school would very certainly be able to pass a message


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 23 Oct 2015 19:51

Have we followed through with Gertude Matthews, the daughter of Emmaunel Matthews and his wife Rebecca Bloomberg?

London, England, School Admissions and Discharges, 1840-1911
Name: Gertrude Matthews
Age: 10
Birth Date: 22 Jun 1892
School: Morning Lane School
Borough: Hackney
Admission Date: 2 Feb 1903
Parent: Emanuel
Notes: Morning Lane School opened in 1884. Became Morningside Primary School and Joseph Priestly Secondary School in 1951
Reference Number: LCC/EO/DIV04/MOR/AD/005

We suspected she & her mother visited her brother in Winnipeg
Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935

Name: Gertrude Matthews
Gender: Female
Age: 16
Birth Year: abt 1892
Date of Arrival: 19 Jun 1908
Vessel: Empress of Ireland
Port of Arrival: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England

If, and a big if, she stayed in Canada, there is possible marriage. Unfortunately as the last online Canadian census is 1921, its rather difficult to work out if it is relevant

EDIT - the following marriage has been ruled out.

DATE OF MARRIAGE: 12/02/1923

Think she may be another dead end.