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Biography of Mamley B. Matson

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Mamley B. Matson is one of the younger and very energetic newspaper proprietors and editors of Kansas, and had succeeded in making the Miltonvale Record not only a medium for all the local and state news but also a source of influence for uplift and benefit in that section of Cloud County. The Record was established by Pinkerton Bow & Company in 1882. During the thirty odd years of its existence until it was purchased by Mr. Matson the plant changed hands a number of times and had all the ups and downs of the average country weekly’s experience. Mr. Matson bought it January 1, 1914.

A native of Kansas, born in 1890, Mr. Matson is a son of Zebedee and Emma Matson, the former a native of Illinois and the latter of Ohio. The grandparents on both sides were homesteaders in Kansas. The paternal grandparents, Asael and Mary Matson, with their children migrated to Kansas in 1871 and did their share of the hard work and self sacrifice required for making homes in one of the newer sections of the state.

Mr. Matson attended first the common schools, graduated from high school, and completed his education in the Manhattan Business College, where he was graduated in 1913. In 1914 he married Miss Melena Sauvain. Mrs. Matson was born in Kansas in 1895. They have one daughter, Maxine.

Mr. Matson had a well equipped newspaper plant, and besides the publication of the Record his outfit is fully equipped to meet all the demands of the public in the way of job printing. The circulation of the Record under his management had been built up to one thousand, and the entire business is highly gratifying to the owner and to his many friends.


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