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Smith Matthews death New Orleans 1890's
Posted by: Donald Lawson (ID *****2434) Date: June 26, 2009 at 15:48:02
  of 18908

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
Leslie Matthews
Florence May Matthews-Lawson

Divorced sometime between June 1872 and the marriage to

Laura A. Chowning 22 Mar 1878 They had 2 children

1880 census

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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