Biographical Sketch of John Matthews

Matthews, John, stage name JOHNNY RAY; actor; born, Tredegar, Wales, Oct. 12, 1858; son of Benjamin and Annie Matthews; educated, Cleveland public schools; married, San Francisco, Cal., April 12, 1890, Miss Carter; first stage appearance at the age of 13, at Montpelier’s Variety’s, in Frankfort St., in 1871; retired May 1, 1912, after forty-three years



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