Walter Bruce Matthews

Male 1914 - 1971  (56 years)


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  • Name Walter Bruce Matthews 
    Born 26 May 1914  Stepney, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1971 
    Notes 
    • Walter worked in the orchard and market garden field from his earliest years and then as gardener for Sir Lloyd Dumas (Managing Director of the Advertiser Newspaper) before commencing on his own property at Hectorville, a market garden, orchard and poultry farm. He was one of the last to leave this field in that district as housing development encroached.
      He played football for Maylands Football Club., progressing to inter-association level, and was invited to train with Norwood Football Club but the demands on his property and the need to earn his living, prevented further progression. He served on the committee as secretary of the Maylands Club. He also played cricket for Maylands and served on that committee. He was rejected as a volunteer in World War II. He was actively involved in the Masonic Lodge being a past Worshipful Master of Torrens Valley Lodge and held office continuously in various capacities for twelve consecutive years. He was a member of the Prospect Mark Lodge and delivered ritual work only four days before his death. He was a past First Principal of St. Peter's Royal Arch Chapter. He was also a past Most Wise Sovereign of Percy Chapter of Rose Croix of Heredom. He was an active member and worker in church affairs, being a lay preacher for many years, Sunday School teacher, and so on. He researched and wrote the history of the church in his district. (The Tucker Family in Australia, 1992)
    Person ID I1010  Tucker Family Tree | The descendants of James Tucker
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2007 

    Father Walter Tiller Matthews,   b. 21 Nov 1890, Nth. Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1956  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F0285  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Melba Stearns,   b. Abt 1915,   d. 14 Oct 1998  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married Church of Christ, Maylands, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. C.I. Matthews
    +2. L. Matthews
     3. G. Matthews
    Family ID F0286  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 May 1914 - Stepney, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - Church of Christ, Maylands, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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