Hello cousin, I tried to send you some info. via e-mail, but it didn't seem to work. For some reason we believe his name was Everett George rather than Herbert. Anyway I do have some info. on him because he is my Great Grandfather too. My line is through his son Hiram. Let me know what info. you'd like and I'll get it to you if I have it. I do have info. on our Matchett clan besides what I'm writing here. Here's some of what I have if you don't have it already.
Everett George was married to ? don't know the name, but he did have to sons prior to marrying Gertrude. They were Frank and Albert. Then he married Gertrude Morris on June 29, 1901 and they had the following children; Roy Lewis Matchett b. May 21, 1903. Hiram Herbert Matchett b. Sept. 27, 1905. George Everett Matchett b. Jan. 15, 1909. James Irwin Matchett b. Nov. 27, 1911. Melvin Morris Matchett b. Nov. 23, 1913. Miles Robert Matchett b. Mar. 11, 1919. Willard Byron Matchett b. Oct. 5, 1921. All of the children were born in Washington. I do have details on the these Matchett children and can elaborate if you would like.
Now going back from Everett George Matchett.... Everett George Matchett b. Sunny Corner, New Brunswick, Canada. He died June 7, 1945 in Kapowsin, Washington.
Everett or George as he went by was born to George Henry and Isabell (Johnston) Matchett. George Henry Matchett b. 1836 in Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada and d. 1880 in Mirimichi, New Brunswick, Canada. Isabelle Johnston b. July 11, 1837 and d. Dec. 7, 1925. They married April 6, 1859 in Mirimichi, New Brunswick, Canada. They had the following children; Everett George Matchett (our Great Grandfather) James Ervine Matchett Abt. 1863 Sarah Jane Matchett b. July 26, 1867 Hiram W. Matchett b. 1868 Alice Mae Matchett Mary Rose Matchett Annie Lawson Matchett.
Parents of George Henry Matchett were; William Matchett b. abt. 1800 in Cavan Co. Ireland and d. Nov. 6, 1875. Mary Fraser b. ? in Cavan Co. Ireland. and d. 1871. The place of Cavan Co. Ireland is from a book done about the first settles in the Miramichi area of New Brunswick and all of us Matchett researchers have not been able to confirm or deny this fact. William and Mary were married on January 17, 1822 for sure in Canada, probably the area in which they lived the Miramichi region. They had the following children; John Matchettb. abt. 1820 William Matchtetb. 1825 Elizabeth Matchett b. 1827 James Matchett b. abt. 1829 Mary Matchett b. July 28, 1830 Andrew Matchett b. Aug. 1, 1832 Jane Matchett b. 1834 George Henry Matchett (our Greatgreat grandfather)