Smith Matthews of IN died helping with or going to a fire in New Orleans in the 1890's any news clippings of this?
Smith was the son of Alfred M. Matthews and Mary Hardwick
Smith was a Civil War Vet for the North
Smith's third wife Laura Chowning was not with him in LA at this time.
Smith was born 2 April 1846 in Moorsville, IN
Married to Mary Eliza Gordon 4 June 1865 Coles Co IL
Smith became a widower 8 June 1866
Married Martha Elizabeth Gowin-Matthews 0 Oct 1867 Coles Co IL They had 3 children
Clara Louise Matthews-McClure
Florence May Matthews-Lawson
Divorced sometime between June 1872 and the marriage to
Laura A. Chowning 22 Mar 1878 They had 2 children
Smith MATHEWS Self M Male W 34 IN Carpenter IN IN
Laura MATHEWS Wife M Female W 24 IL Keeps House KY KY
Thomas MATHEWS Son S Male W 4 IL IN IL
Minnie MATHEWS Dau S Female W 1 MO IN IL
Census Place Schell City, Vernon, Missouri
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