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I am hoping someone can help me locate a death registration for an Arthur Matterson.
These are the details -
Arthur Matterson was born in Otley, Yorkshire, England in about 1882.
Arthur was a carpenter.
He immigrated to Canada in about 1909, settling in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, and moving to Saskatoon sometime after.
I have found him on a passenger list as late as 1925, visiting his father in England, at which time his address was 1623 16 West, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
On another passenger list, in July 1935, his wife, Alice Maud Matterson, returns from travels to England and is listed as a widow, her address listed as 224 Ave. F North, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Going by this, I would venture that Arthur died sometime between 1925 and 1935, likely in the Saskatoon area.
I would like to find out the date and location of his death, if that is possible.
Thank you very much for any assistance!
I may have found their Graves
Matterson, Alice Maud 65021289
b. unknown d. Jun. 30, 1962 Woodlawn Cemetery
Matterson, Arthur 65021288
b. unknown d. Jul. 20, 1934 Woodlawn Cemetery
Created by: TIW
Record added: Feb 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65021288
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you could probably also contact the cemetery here
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(you can email from the above page..good luck
You would have to order a Death cert.. they are not online....
Thank you so much for your help! This is exactly what I was looking for!
Your very welcome Amy...happy searching and if we can be of further help, please ask..:) I also found the following that might interest you:
Winnipeg Newspaper July 31st 1934
JURY AT SASKATOON
DECIDES DEATH OF
(Special Despatch to the Free Tres-O
Saskatoon. July 31.—A jury verdict
of accidental death, Monday night.
Dr. William Oliver's inquest Into the death of
Arthur Matterson, of this city. Who
died instantly in the late afternoon
of July 20 when crushed beneath
heavy machinery at the Matterson,
Melavea and Williamson warehouse,
Avenue P and Sixteenth street.
Evidence of three men present
when the accident occurred was heard.
Robert Pindlay, of 514. Thirty-first
street, west, a truck driver -who also
had been present reported to
be confined to hospital. It was
understood his condition still was critical, and he did not testify.
before the board.
Matterson was killed as a power machine fell on him off a dray.
Killed Instantly When Big
Engine Falls While Being
Special Despatch to the Free Press.)
Saskatoon, Sask., July 21.— Death
struck instantly, Friday night, rwhen
Arthur Mattersou, of this city, was
crushed'beneath a massive machine
at the warehouse of Matterson, Melaveh.
and Williamson. company,
Robert Findlay, also of Saskatoon,
was taken to hospital, badly hurt.
Matterson, together with four
others, was 'attempting, to move .a
power .punch and shear machine,
weighing approximately one and;6nehalf
tons, from the 'warehouse platform
on to. a. truck when the fatality
occurred. The machine became unbalanced;
as the springs of the truck
sagged under its weight, trapping the
two inen as it fell to the ground.
Joseph Fisher and T. B. Ferguson employees of .the Temme Spring-company,
where the machine was''to
have been taken, explained that the
machine had to be lowered, about a
foot from the platform, on to: the
truck. A "length of steel pipe-and a
seven-foot beam had been used to
roll the power punch forward
Matterson and .Findlay were on the
truck, guiding the machine forward,
when:' it lost balance. :They '..were
situated on the left edge of • the
truck, between the power punch, and'
the truck, rail, it was explained, "When
the machine began to fall the two
men failed to'jump clear,.and were
trapped beneath it as It struck the
ground. The fly wheel or the machine
struck the groun rebounded,
and" struck Matterson's head,killing
July 21st 1934 (special report to Winnipeg Papers
Worker Crushed to Death At Saskatoon
Wow. I had no idea about the circumstances of his death.
Thank you again, very much, for your help!
Warehouse of Matterson, Melaveh.
and Williamson. company,
Well it certainly isn't a very nice end...I am wondering if he or his family was part owner of the Company? might be another avenue to ck out...