Mrs. Lydia (Barkalow) Matthews of Freehold, widow of Cornelius G. Matthews, died on Sunday, July 29th, aged 72 years. Death was caused by acute bowel trouble with which she had been sick five days. Mrs. Matthews was the daughter of Abigail and Peter D. Barkalow and was born in Freehold township. Her husband died about three years ago. She had been a member of the Bethesda Methodist church for 58 years. Mrs. Matthews leaves two children. They are Charles L. Matthews of Smithburg and Miss Abbie Matthews of Kansas City, Missouri. Five grandchildren and seven great grand children also survive her.
(Per the Death Notice Mrs. Matthews was aged 72 years, 11 months and 2 days.)
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, August 8, 1900