|Arthur William Matthews|
b. 1844 Coleford, Somersetshire, England
d. Dec. 6, 1915, Pittston, PA
|From the Pittston Gazette, Wed Dec 8, 1915|
I was over the moon to find this in September, I had read that my grandfather had it, but had never seen it.
Also, among a literal stack of Bibles and prayer books, I found this.
The embossing is almost completely gone on the cover. It reads A W Matthews.
It's nice to have these physical connections to my great-grandfather, but even more than this, and especially in this Advent Season, I remember most proudly one thing that my grandfather wrote in his autobiography, "The visitor was there by virtue of my father's rule that no one ever be turned away from the Matthews house hungry." Amen.