MATTHEW, Thomas

1873 - 1946

Tom Matthew

Thomas Dove Matthew, was born at Bridgeton, Glasgow, Lanarkshire on 10 September 1873, son of James Matthew, a coal agent, and his wife Mary Anne Falconer née Dove, Thomas was known at Tom or T. D. Matthew. Thomas was a journeyman carpenter and travelled from Scotland for his trade, ending up in Suffolk. He worked as secretary of The Transport and General Workers Union office in Suffolk Road, Lowestoft, representing fisherman injured or lost at sea and had also worked on the estate of [Lord] James Prior (1827-2016), M.P., at Brampton, Suffolk and he constructed the pews in the chapel at St Felix Girls' School in Southwold, Suffolk. In 1939, secretary of the T. & G.W. Union living at The Sanctuary, Blackshore, Southwold, Suffolk with Suzanne T. Marais, a nurse and three others. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1942-1945, exhibiting from Silver Poplars, 34 Florence Road, Pakefield, Suffolk, two paintings in 1941, 'A Hebridean Priest' and 'An Keep Loch Lomond', six in 1942 'Rannoch Moor', 'Ben Ime and All Coire, Grogain, Dumbartonshire', 'Spring at the Kitchen Door', 'Corner of the Byre, White House Farm, Wrentham', 'The White Cart, Renfrewshire' and 'The Barley Stubble, Wrentham', one in 1943 'All Saints Church, Pakefield', three in 1944 'Read's Barn', 'The Buachalle Etive More' and 'Raven Oaks' and two in 1945, 'King's House, Glencoe' and 'An Old Suffolk Barn'. All Saints' Church Pakefield had been reduced to ruins by enemy action on 31 April 1943. Thomas had three partners and had issue and he died at Pakefield in March 1946, aged 72. His surname has been variously spelt Mathew and Matthews.




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