Re: Wm Matson/Matson Stemship
By Jeanette October 24, 1999 at 01:12:56
Jean - just saw your post on William Matson.While waiting in the S.F. airport in February of this year, I saw a full-page article on SEAFARERS PLANT ROOTS ON PENINSULA SOIL in a newspaper called The Independent, serving Redwood City.One of the bio-sketches was on Capt. William Matson (1849-1917).It caught my eye and I filed it in my "unknowns" file.It doesn't name his parents, but does say "Orphaned at 10, Matson went to sea at age 14 bound for New York.Not until 1867 did he arrive in San Francisco and, shortly thereafter, received his captain's papers."
There are about 7 paragraphs about himplus a photo.He is mentioned again in another bio-sketch about Capt. John Barneson (1862-1941).
Are you related to William Matson?If you want I could xerox the article.Let me know via E-mail if you do and send your address.Jeanette in CA