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 of stage life; most successful comedies were “A Hot Old Time,” “Down the Pike,” and “King Casey”; invested earnings in real estate; owns much valuable residence property on East 98th St., and in Superior Park, and a farm in Randall; hobby, trotting horses; member Gentleman’s Driving Club; 32nd degree Mason. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start...

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