Walter Tiller Matthews

Male 1890 - 1956  (65 years)


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  • Name Walter Tiller Matthews 
    Born 21 Nov 1890  Nth. Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1956 
    Buried West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Walter rose through various offices to become President of the Mater Painters Association of South Australia. He served the trade for a long term in many offices notably as delegate at interstate trade conferences.
      In his youth he was a basketballer of note in the Church Football Association until he was 40 holding various offices in that club. He eventually rose to President of that association, a position he held for many years. Later he was President of the controlling body of the Junior Union National Football League (Understood to be the forerunner of the present Amateur League) a position he also held for many years and was its representative on the South Australian National Football League. He was Also a goal umpire and on the tribunal for that league for a number of years and became President of the Umpires Association.
      He played cricket and then graduated to umpiring for many years with the South Australian Cricket Association. He became President of the South Australian Cricket Umpires Association, a position he also held for many years representing South Australia at umpiring conventions and rule interpretations on an interstate basis.
      He was active in the Masonic being a past Worshipful Master of MacDonnell Lodge and a past First Principal of the MacDonnell Chapter. He was heavily involved in the Scouting Movement until World War I.
      In his youth he was a wrestler and finished, after completing an active career in competition circuit wrestling, as an instructor for the old O.B.O (Our Boys Institute in Wakefield Street, now demolished). He also rose to "Boss (leader) in the Kappa Sigma Pi Movement.
      He was an original founding member of Maylands Church of Christ and was on its committee of management for many years. He was a lay preacher from his early twenties. His big interest was in Sunday School work and he was appointed to the "Flying Squad" which toured the state on weekends lecturing and advising on Sunday School work.
      After the death of his wife and the maturity of his family, he went into the church of Christ ministry being Pastor of the Kersbrook Church for nine years, sometimes including the Williamstown Church. During this time he was involved in considerable ecumenical activities, often preaching as much in the Methodist Churches nearby and other denominations as much as he did in his own. (The Tucker Family in Australia, 1992)
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    Father John Crust Matthews,   b. 13 Oct 1868, Kapunda, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1939  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Harriett Tiller,   b. 14 Aug 1869, Para Plains, Salisbury, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1946  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1888  At home, Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Certificate of John Crust Matthews and Harriett Tiller
    Marriage Certificate of John Crust Matthews and Harriett Tiller
    Marriage Certificate of John Crust Matthews and Harriet Tiller
    Family ID F0284  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Irene Bernice Bruce,   b. 21 Apr 1889, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1939  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 6 Mar 1912  Chapel St, Church of Christ, Norwood (now closed),Marylands, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Walter Bruce Matthews,   b. 26 May 1914, Stepney, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1971  (Age 56 years)
    +2. J.L. Matthews
    +3. J.B. Matthews
    +4. Eric Allan Matthews,   b. 30 Apr 1921, St. Peters, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1979  (Age 57 years)
    +5. F.L. Matthews
    Family ID F0285  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Nov 1890 - Nth. Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Mar 1912 - Chapel St, Church of Christ, Norwood (now closed),Marylands, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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