THOMAS MATHEWS was my Father's oldest brother. He was born in
on October 16, 1909 to William and Mamie (McGuigan) Mathews. Manhattan
I have found him in the 1910, 1920, 1925, 1930 and 1940 census records living with his parents. Staring with the 1930 census his occupation is a pipe coverer, he would put an asbestos covering over pipes.
Thomas F. Mathews about 1930
in New York, NY
In 1942 he enlisted in the Army and went to Yaphank,
Long Island for his
basic training. His enlistment
application lists his rank as Warrant Officer.
I don't know where he was stationed during the war. There aren't any pictures of him with his
brothers when they were in the service so I think he was over seas while his
brothers were stateside during the war.
When the war was over he came back and continued his pipe covering occupation until he retired. Thomas never married and lived with his sister Kay Mathews Hurley and her family after retiring.
Thomas died August 13, 1970 in
possibly from complications of
diabetes. Richmond Hill, N.Y.