NY Obits - New York Daily Tribune - March 28, 1901 - James C. Matthews

James C. Matthews, who has been well known for many years among hotel men in this city, died yesterday at the Murray Hill Hotel, where he was employed as a room clerk. He was born in Peru in 1847, but came to New York with his parents when a boy. He was educated in the public schools, and in 1883 went into the hotel business, receiving a position as cashier at the Murray Hill Hotel.

In 1884 he went to the St. James Hotel, and in 1886 he married the daughter of A. P. Sturtevant, and leased from his father-in-law the Sturtevant House. He next went to New London, where he became manager of the Fort Griswold House, and later of the Edgemore Hotel. He was President for one year of the Hotel Men's Benevolent Association. He leaves a widow.

Source: New York Times, Mar 28, 1901

 

Source: New York Times, March 28, 1901

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