Robert R. Matthews was buried in the Homewood Cemetery yesterday afternoon. He died Saturday, in the 71st year of his age.
Mr. Matthews was born in Carlisle, Pa., but came to Pittsburgh when a boy. For many years he was engaged with Jarvis Adams & Co., in the old Pittsburgh novelty works, and was well and favorably known among old Pittsburghers. August 26, 1861 he enlisted in Company B, Forty-sixth regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, under Col. Joseph Knipe, and he served through all the principal battles of the war, among them Antietam, Gettysburg and Chancellorsville. He was also with Gen. Sherman in his famous march to the sea. He was mustered out of service with his company July 16, 1865. Two daughters and one son survive him - Mrs. A.C. Pitcairn, Mrs. J.M. Crytzer of this city and Mr. Theo Matthews of Santa Cruz, Cal.
--------- Source: Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette, Feb. 15, 1897. Contributor: Leann Carroll, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, May 16, 2000
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