Emma Catherine Mathewson

ID # 2404, (1841-1918)
FatherJames Mathewson
MotherEmma Beal Hare (1811-1873)
BirthEmma Catherine Mathewson was born in 1841 at Bromley, London, England. 
MarriageShe married Robert Henley on 16 December 1861 at Bromley, St Leonard, Middlesex County.
Page 136, 1861. Marriages solemnized at the parish church in the parish of Bromley St. Leonard, in the County of Middlesex.
Nbr. 271
1861, Dec. 16.
Robert Henley, full, bachelor, iron founder, residence Bromley. Father Robert Henley, iron founder.
Emma Catherine Matthewson, full, spinster, residence Bromley. James Matthewson, mariner.
Married at the parish church by license.
Apparently, both bride and groom were able to sign their names.
The witnesses were James...illeg. and Emma Matthewson.
 
MarriageShe married William Clark in 1864 at West Ham, Essex County, England.
For the moment, we have only an index to the marriage of Will and Emma, which places the marriage in West Ham, part of London, in the year 1864.
 
DeathShe died on 25 October 1918 at Galt, Ont. (In Her 78Th Year). 
BurialShe was buried at Section 3, Mountview Cemetery, Galt, Ontario. 
NoteBased on the available evidence, Emma Mathewson was married twice. Records for both marriages give Emma's middle name as Catherine, which is not seen in any later record.

Her first marriage to Robert Henley must have been of brief duration and we have no evidence for children from this marriage. The marriage record at the parish church of Bromley St. Leonard shows the residence of both Robert and Emma as Bromley. It is clear from the marriage record that Emma's father was James Mathewson, mariner. The witness, Emma Mathewson, can only have been Emma's mother. Robert must surely have died by 1864, for that is the year Emma married William Clark.

We do not have the actual record for Emma's marriage to William Clark, but an index exists placing the marriage in West Ham, Essex County, in June of 1864, or at least in a quarter ending in June.

Will and Emma had several children. According to Emma Clark's will, at the time of her death in 1918, her executors were her sons William Charles Clark and Stephen L. Clark. According to their statement, the living children were as follows:
Thurza DeMill of Galt; George Clark of Lima, Ohio; William Charles Clark of London, Ontario; Stephen L. Clark of Galt; Thomas Clark of Galt; Harry Clark of Toronto; Wesley Clark of Galt; Fred Clark of Keeler, Saskatchewan. Also mentioned in her will were grand daughters Emma Clark of Galt and Ruth Clark also of Galt, and niece-in-law Nellie Himes who was to receive 'old candlesticks and a picture'.

Death reg. 040328-18 Galt, Waterloo County
Emma Clark, age 78, died October 25, 1918. Born London, England. Residence Shade Street. Burial Galt. Housewife. Widow. Physician Dr. D. Buchanan. Informant Allen & Ray (funeral directors).

William and Emma are buried next to Emma's sister Lavinia and her husband John Himes. 

Children of Emma Catherine Mathewson and William Clark

Last Edited16 Nov 2018