Thursday, July 21, 2016

July 21, 1901

Howard Bierly Matthews, son of Arthur William Matthews and Ada Merritt Hobbs, was born on July 21, 1901 at the family home, 13 Nafus Street, Pittston, PA. He was my paternal grandfather.

Here he is lighting the candles on his own cake at his 75th birthday party.


  1. Oh that little pose makes him look like he had been up to some mischief. Yay for the person who caught that look on camera!

    1. Yes, a friend of mine said he belongs in "Our Gang."


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