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Belle Seddon Fleet Matheson  



10 Fleet, Belle Seddon Born: 30 DEC 1876 Lexington, Missouri Death: Nov 1968 Pennsylvania

married: DEC 27 1898 , Marshall, Indiana Book: H-C Page: 26 Dr. Kenneth Gordon Matheson Born: 28 Jul 1864 Cheraw, South Carolina 29 Nov 1931 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania buried Cheraw, South Carolina He was educated at the Carolina military institute, Charlotte, n. C. and the Citadel, Charleston, S.C. He took an M.A. degree at Leland Stanford University, Palo alto, Calif., and at Columbia university. he was litt.d. from the University of Pennsylvania and LL.d. from Washington and lee University. He taught at the Missouri military academy; was commandant of cadets and assistant professor of English at the university of Tennessee; was elected head of the department of English at Georgia tech in 1898 and later became president of that institution, remaining there until 1921. He then became President of Drexel Institute, Philadelphia, and remained there until his death in 1931. He was President of the Pennsylvania State Teachers Association at the time of his death and was an elder in both the north avenue Presbyterian church, Atlanta, and Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia son of John Findlayson Matheson and Mary Elizabeth Graham


Lumber River Scots and their descendants, the McLeans, the Torreys, the Purcells, the McIntyres, the Gilchrists
Stories, Memories & Histories pg. 220-1
Kenneth Gordon Matheson, the fourth child and third son of Mary Elizabeth Graham and John F. Matheson, was born July 28, 1864, and died November 29, 1931. He was educated at the Carolina military institute, Charlotte, n. C. and the Citadel, Charleston, S.C. He took an M.A. degree at Leland Stanford University, Palo alto, Calif., and at Columbia university. he was litt.d. from the University of Pennsylvania and LL.d. from Washington and lee University. He taught at the Missouri military academy; was commandant of cadets and assistant professor of English at the university of Tennessee; was elected head of the department of English at Georgia tech in 1898 and later became president of that institution, remaining there until 1921. He then became President of Drexel Institute, Philadelphia, and remained there until his death in 1931. He was President of the Pennsylvania State Teachers Association at the time of his death and was an elder in both the north avenue Presbyterian church, Atlanta, and Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia. in December, 1898, he married Belle seddon Fleet, who was the daughter of Colonel A. P. Fleet, superintendent of Culver military academy, Ind. four children were born to them:

(1) Belle Seddon Matheson, born November 24, 1899
(2) Kenneth Gordon Matheson II, born August 19 1902
(3) Frederick Graham Matheson, born May 1905
(4) Mary Matheson, born March 9, 1907

(1) Belle Seddon Matheson, the first child of Kenneth Gordon Matheson and belle fleet, graduated from Randolph Macon woman's College with a A. B. degree and from the University of Pennsylvania with a Ph. d. degree. she is professor of English at beaver college, Philadelphia.

(2) Kenneth Gordon Matheson II, the second child and first son of Kenneth Matheson and belle fleet, graduated from Georgia tech with a B. S. Degree and from the university of Pennsylvania with an M.A. Degree. He is a professor at Drexel Institute. he married Eleanor peter of Birmingham and Philadelphia. two children;
a. Ann Matheson, born August 31 1934
b. Carolyn Matheson, born December 11, 1935
(3) Graham Matheson, the third and second son of Kenneth Gordon and belle Fleet, graduated from Princeton University with a degree of A.B. He is on the faculty of Girard College, Philadelphia, and was formerly at Allahbad, India.
(4) Mary Matheson, the fourth child and second daughter of Kenneth Gordon and Belle Fleet, graduated at guns ton hall, Washington D.C. she married George E. Youmans of Atlanta, on December 17, 1930. He died May 20, 1935. One child:
a. Mary Matheson Youmans, born August 8, 1934

after the death of her first husband, she married James Overby Pearson of wheeling, W. Va. on April 23, 1938. one child:
b. James Overby Pearson II, born December 29, 1939

Kenneth Gordon Matheson (born July 28, 1864 in Cheraw, South Carolina - November 29, 1931) was a professor at and a chancellor of several educational institutions.

Matheson was an 1885 graduate of the South Carolina Military Academy, now known as The Citadel He then served as commandant of cadets at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, Georgia from 1885 to 1888, at the University of Tennessee from 1888 to 1890, and at the Missouri Military Academy from 1890 to 1896; he also taught English at the latter two institutions. In 1896, Matheson resigned to enter Stanford University, and earned a Master's degree in English in 1897

Matheson was hired at the Georgia School of Technology (later known as the Georgia Institute of Technology) as a junior professor of English in 1897, but was quickly promoted to full professor in 1898 due to his department head's sudden and mysterious resignation. He then became head of the English Department.

After school president Lyman Hall's died:on August 16, 1905, Matheson was elected chairman of the faculty and acting president. He was then officially appointed to the post in June 1906 and would serve until 1922. During his administration, Matheson oversaw the school's transition from a trade school to a technological university.

Matheson pioneered the bill that would eventually result in the establishment of the Georgia Tech Research Institute.

While still serving as acting president at Georgia, Matheson was elected president of Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry, now known as Drexel University, in the fall of 1921. Before taking office Matheson succeeded in establishing ties to other local colleges, universities and high schools. As a result Matheson was able to establish a formal cooperation between Drexel and the University of Pennsylvania enabling students of the School of Home Economics to attend theoretical courses not available at Drexel. In April 1922 he took office and proceeded to increase the efficiency of the university. During his presidency Matheson expanded both the co-operative education program and the campus. In 1931 Matheson was granted a leave of absence by the Board of Trustees however he repeatedly postponed it until his died:of a heart attack on November 29, 1931. http:/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_G._Matheson

Vedette, 5 Dec 1931
Relative of Maj. Fleet and Mrs. Gignilliat Dies
Word has been received of the died:of Dr. Kenneth Gordon Matheson, president of Drexel Institute. Dr. Matheson died very suddenly on Friday at his home in Philadelphia.

Dr. Matheson was the brother-in-law of Mrs. L. H. Fleet. he and Mrs. Matheson, who was miss belle fleet, have spent a number of summers at culver.

Dr. Matheson was born at Cheraw, S. C., graduated from the citadel and received his doctors degree from Leland Stanford University. He was commandant at Millersville, Ga., and at the University of Tennessee later becoming commandant at the Missouri Academy, Dr. Matheson went to Georgia School of Technology, where he spent twenty-five years. Eight years ago he became president of Drexel Institute.

The Mathersons have four children, Kenneth, Graham, who is now in Honolulu on his way home from India, Belle and Mary.

Major fleet left Sunday to be with his sister and accompany her to Cheraw, S.C. where Dr. Matheson was buried.

Name: Kenneth Gordon Matheson
Birth - Death: 1864-1931
Source Citation:

•The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Volume 23. New York: James T. White & Co., 1933. Use the Index to locate biographies. (NatCAB 23)
•Who Was Who in America. A component volume of Who's Who in American History. Volume 1, 1897-1942. Chicago: A.N. Marquis Co., 1943. (WhAm 1)

Social Security Death Index
Name: Belle Matheson
SSN: 183-38-4833
Last Residence: 19085 Villanova, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Born: 31 Dec 1876
Died: Nov 1968
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (1963-1964

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 29
page 139
Mrs. Belle Seddon Matheson.
DAR ID Number: 28376
Born in Lexington, Missouri.
Wife of Kenneth Gordon Matheson.
Descendant of Dr. Archibald Alexander, of Virginia and Delaware.
Daughter of Alexander Frederick Fleet and Belle Seddon, his wife.
Granddaughter of John Seddon and Mary Alexander Little, his wife.
Gr.-granddaughter of John Peyton Little and Arabella J. Alexander, his wife.
[p.139] Gr.-gr.-granddaughter of Archibald Alexander and Mary Enos, his wife.
Archibald Alexander, (1756-1822), served as surgeon of the Tenth Virginia regiment. He was in the battles of Trenton and Brandywine and among the sufferers in the prison ship “Jersey.” He was born in Augusta Co., Va.; died in Delaware.
Also Nos. 8358, 25103.

1930; Census Place: Lower Merion, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2082; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 68;
Kenneth Matheson 65
Belle Matheson 52
Belle Matheson 30
Kenneth G Matheson 27
Graham Matheson 24
Mary Matheson 23
Eleonor Hurd 27 servant

1920;Census Place: Atlanta Ward 6, Fulton, Georgia; Roll: T625_252; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 102
Kenneth G Matheson 50

Belle S Matheson 43
Belle S Matheson 20
Kenneth G Matheson 17
F Graham Matheson 14
Mary D Matheson 12
Ann Daniel 65

Year: 1900; Census Place: Atlanta Ward 6, Fulton, Georgia; Roll: T623_200; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 80.
Kenneth G Matheson 35

Bell S Matheson 23
Bell S Matheson 7/12

?R. L. Polk and Co.'s Indianapolis City Directory 1893
Name: Belle Seddon Fleet Matheson
Residence: 1893-1894 - Indianapolis, Indiana

1880; Census Place: Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina; Roll: 1225; Family History Film: 1255225; Page: 295C;
Name: K. G. Matheson
Home in 1880: Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina
Age: 15
Estimated born: year: abt 1865
Born:place: South Carolina
Relation to head-of-household: Son
Father's born:place: South Carolina
Mother's name: M. E. Matheson
Mother's born:place: South Carolina
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Occupation: At School
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male

Name: Kenneth Gordon Matheson
Born: - Death: 1864-1931
Source Citation:
•The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Volume 23. New York: James T. White & Co., 1933. Use the Index to locate biographies. (NatCAB 23)
•Who Was Who in America. A component volume of Who's Who in American History. Volume 1, 1897-1942. Chicago: A.N. Marquis Co., 1943. (Who Am 1)

U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925
Name: Kenneth Gordon Matheson
Born: Date: 28 Jul 1864
Born: Place: Cheraw, South Carolina
Residence: Atlanta, Georgia
Passport Issue Date: 11 Mar 1918
Father Name: John F Matheson
Father's Born: Location: Scotland
Father's Residence: Dead
Passport Includes a Photo: Y
Source: Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925 (M1490)

Year: 1918; Microfilm Serial: T715; Microfilm Roll: T715_2598; Line: 12; Page Number: 65.
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Kenneth Gordon Matheson
Arrival Date: 11 Sep 1918
Born: Year: 1864
Born: Location: South Carolina
Born: Location Other: Cheraw
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Lapland

U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925
Name: Belle Seddow Matheson Jr
Born: Date: 24 Nov 1899
Born: Place: Altanta, Georgia
Passport Issue Date: 8 Apr 1924
Father Name: Kenneth G Matheson
Father's Born: Location: South Carolina
Father's Residence: Philadelphia, PA
Passport Includes a Photo: Y
Source: Passport Applications, January

Year: 1924; Microfilm Serial: T715; Microfilm Roll: T715_3531; Line: 19; Page Number: 62.
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Belle Matheson
Arrival Date: 1 Sep 1924
Born: Year: 1899
Born: Location: Georgia
Born: Location Other: Atlanta
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Port of Departure: Cherbourg, Fra
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Leviathan
Year: 1926; Microfilm Serial: T715; Microfilm Roll: T715_3903; Line: 13; Page Number: 216.
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Kenneth G Matheson
Arrival Date: 16 Aug 1926
Birth Year: abt 1865
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: American
Port of Departure: Bordeaux, France
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Collamer

Year: 1926; Microfilm Serial: T715; Microfilm Roll: T715_3909; Line: 15; Page Number: 254.
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Kenneth Gordon Matheson
Arrival Date: 23 Aug 1926
Born: Year: 1864
Born: Location: South Carolina
Born: Location Other: Cheraw
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: London, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: American Trader
Year: 1956; Microfilm Serial: t715; Microfilm Roll: t715_8777; Line: 6; Page Number: 215.
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Belle S Matheson
Arrival Date: 11 Sep 1956
Born: Location: Georgia
Port of Departure: Cherbourg
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Queen Elizabeth

Year: 1928; Microfilm Serial: T715; Microfilm Roll: T715_4337; Line: 10; Page Number: 124.
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Belle Matheson
Arrival Date: 9 Sep 1928
Born: Year: 1876
Born: Location: Missouri
Born: Location Other: Lexington
Age: 51
Gender: Female
Port of Departure: Cherbourg, France
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Lapland

Year: 1929; Microfilm Serial: T715; Microfilm Roll: T715_4582; Line: 12; Page Number: 35.
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Belle Matheson
Arrival Date: 16 Sep 1929
Born: Year: 1899
Born: Location: Georgia
Born: Location Other: Atlanta
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Port of Departure: London, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Minnekahda

UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 Class: BT26; Piece: 1361; Item: 15
about Belle Matheson Name: Belle Matheson
Born: Date: 24 Nov 1899
Age: 56
Port of Departure: New York, New York, United States
Arrival Date: 7 Jul 1956
Port of Arrival: Liverpool, England
Ship Name: Franconia
Shipping line: The Cunard Steamship Company Ltd
Official Number: 3646/01
children;

    23 Belle Seddon Matheson born 24 Nov. 1899 Atlanta Georgia died unm. Feb 1981 Pennsylvania , graduated from Princeton University with a degree of A.B. She wis on the faculty of Girard College, Philadelphia, and was formerly at Allahbad, India.
    < ul> Lumber River Scots and their descendants, the McLeans, the Torreys, the Purcells, the McIntyres, the Gilchrists
    Stories, Memories & Histories pg. 220-1
    (1) Belle Seddon Matheson, the first child of Kenneth Gordon Matheson and belle fleet, graduated from Princeton University with a degree of A.B. she is on the faculty of Girard College, Philadelphia, and was formerly at Allahbad, India.


24 Kenneth G. Matheson born 19 Aug 1902 culver, Marshall, Indiana

25 Frederick Graham Matheson born 29 May 1905 culver, Marshall Indiana graduated from Princeton University with a degree of A.B. He is on the faculty of Girard College, Philadelphia, and was formerly at Allahbad, India.
    Lumber River Scots and their descendants, the McLeans, the Torreys, the Purcells, the McIntyres, the Gilchrists
    Stories, Memories & Histories pg. 221
    (3) Graham Matheson, the third and second son of Kenneth Gordon and Belle Fleet, graduated from Princeton University with a degree of A.B. He is on the faculty of Girard College, Philadelphia, and was formerly at Allahbad, India.

    New York , United States; Microfilm Serial: T715; Microfilm Roll: T715_5852; Line: 4; Page Number: 167.
    New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 Name: Frederick Matheson
    Arrival Date: 26 Aug 1936 Born: Year: abt 1905
    Born: Location: India
    Born: Location Other: Culver
    Age: 31
    Gender: Male
    Port of Departure: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Port Arrival State: New York
    Port Arrival Country: United States
    Ship Name: American Legion, Indiana

    Year: 1927; Microfilm Serial: T715; Microfilm Roll: T715_4125; Line: 13; Page Number: 182.
    New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
    Name: Frederick G Matheson
    Arrival Date: 10 Sep 1927
    Born: Year: 1905/ 29 May 1905 - India
    Born: Location: India
    Born: Location Other: culver
    Age: 22
    Gender: Male
    Port of Departure: Boulogne Sur Mer, France
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Ship Name: Ryndam

    U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
    Name: Frederick G Matheson
    Born: Year: 1905
    Race: White, Citizen (White)
    Nativity State or Country: Indiana
    State of Residence: Pennsylvania
    County or City: Montgomery
    Enlistment Date: 3 Jul 1944
    Enlistment State: Pennsylvania
    Enlistment City: New Cumberland
    Branch Code: No branch assignment
    Grade: Private First Class
    Grade Code: Private First Class
    Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
    Component: Reserves - exclusive of Regular Army Reserve and Officers of the Officers Reserve Corps on active duty under the Thomason Act (Officers and Enlisted Men -- O.R.C. and E.R.C., and Nurses-Reserve Status)
    Source: Enlisted Man, Philippine Scout or recall to AD of an enlisted man who had been transferred to the ERC
    Education: 4 years of college
    Civil Occupation: Teachers (secondary school) and principals
    Marital Status: Single, without dependents
    Height: 00
    Weight: 003

    Honolulu, Hawaii, Passenger Lists, 1900-1953
    Name: Graham Matheson
    Age: 26
    Gender: Male
    Born: Year: 1905
    Born:place: Indiana
    Port of Departure: Yokohama, Japan
    Departure Date: 18 Jun 1931
    Ship: Taiyo Maru
    Port of Arrival: Honolulu, Hawaii
    Arrival Date: 27 Jun 1931
    Last Residence: Pennsylvania

    Year: 1937; Arrival: New York , United States; Microfilm Serial: T715; Microfilm Roll: T715_6032; Line: 17; Page Number: 100.
    New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
    Name: Frederick Graham Matheson
    Arrival Date: 26 Aug 1937
    Born: Year: abt 1905
    Born: Location: India
    Born: Location Other: Culver
    Age: 32
    Gender: Male
    Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Port Arrival State: New York
    Port Arrival Country: United States
    Ship Name: Saturnia

+26 Mary D Matheson born 9 Mar 1907 Atlanta, Fulton Georgia

24 Kenneth G. Matheson born 19 Aug 1902 culver, Marshall, Indiana , graduated from Georgia tech with a B. S. Degree and from the university of Pennsylvania with an M.A. Degree. He is a professor at Drexel Institute. he married Eleanor Peter of Birmingham and Philadelphia.

Children:
    39 Ann Matheson, born August 31 1934
    40 Carolyn Matheson, born December 11, 1935
    Lumber River Scots and their descendants, the McLeans, the Torreys, the Purcells, the McIntyres, the Gilchrists Stories, Memories & Histories pg. 221 (2) Kenneth Gordon Matheson II, the second child and first son of Kenneth Matheson and belle fleet, graduated from Georgia tech with a B. S. Degree and from the university of Pennsylvania with an M.A. Degree. He is a professor at Drexel Institute. he married Eleanor peter of Birmingham and Philadelphia. two children;
    a. Ann Matheson, born August 31 1934
    b. Carolyn Matheson, born December 11, 1935

    U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925
    Name: Kenneth Gordan Matheson Jr
    Birth Date: 19 Aug 1902
    Birth Place: Culver, Indiana
    Residence: Bryn Mawr, Penn
    Passport Issue Date: 10 Jun 1924
    Father Name: Dr K G Matheson
    Father's Birth Location: South Carolina
    Father's Residence: Bryn Mawr, Mass
    Passport Includes a Photo: Y
    Source: Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925 (M1490)


26 Mary D Matheson born 9 Mar 1907 Atlanta, Fulton Georgia;12/3/1997 wheeling, Ohio, west Virginia graduated at Gunton hall, Washington D.C.
    Lumber River Scots and their descendants, the McLeans, the Torreys, the Purcells, the McIntyres, the Gilchrists
    Stories, Memories & Histories pg. 221
    (4) Mary Matheson, the fourth child and second daughter of Kenneth Gordon and Belle Fleet, graduated at Gunton hall, Washington D.C. she married George E. Youmans of Atlanta, on December 17, 1930. He died May 20, 1935. One child:
    a. Mary Matheson Youmans, born August 8, 1934
    after the death of her first husband, she married James Overby Pearson of wheeling, W. Va. on April 23, 1938. one child:
    b. James Overby Pearson II, born December 29, 1939
    Social Security Death Index
    Name: Mary M. Pearson
    SSN: 257-01-4601
    Last Residence: 26003 Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia, United States of America
    Born: 9 Mar 1907
    Died: 3 Dec 1997
    State (Year) SSN issued: Georgia

    Year: 1929; Microfilm Serial: T715; Microfilm Roll: T715_4572; Line: 23; Page Number: 199.
    New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
    Name: Mary Matheson
    Arrival Date: 2 Sep 1929
    Born: Year: 1907
    Born: Location: Georgia
    Born: Location Other: Atlanta
    Age: 22
    Gender: Female
    Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Ship Name: Scythia

    Year: 1930; Microfilm Serial: T715; Microfilm Roll: T715_4802; Line: 7; Page Number: 22. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 Name: Mary Matheson Arrival Date: 18 Aug 1930 Born: Year: 1907
    Born: Location: Georgia
    Born: Location Other: Atlanta
    Age: 23
    Gender: Female
    Port of Departure: Le Havre, France
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Ship Name: Lancastria

married: December 17, 1930 George Estus Youmans George Youmans Born: 28 Dec 1903 in Adrian, Emanuel, Georgia, USA Died: 23 May 1935 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, USA son of George Youmans & Abbie Tratnell Child:
    39 Mary Matheson Youmans, born August 8, 1934; married: Richard Elliott Noble Born: 7 Apr 1933 in Plattsburgh, New York Died:19 Jul 1982 in Needham, Massachusetts son of Meredith Cornwall Noble & Phyllis Greenwood
Massachusetts Died:Index, 1970-2003
Name: Richard E Noble
Certificate: 034344
Died:Place: Needham
Died:Date: 19 Jul 1982
Born: Place: New York
Born: Date: 7 Nov 1933
Social Security Death Index
Name: Richard Noble
SSN: 071-26-9132
Born: 7 Nov 1933
Last Benefit: 02192 Needham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States of America
Died: Jul 1982
State (Year) SSN issued: New York (Before 1951 U.S. City Directories

Schools, Directories & Church Histories
Name: Richard Elliott Noble
Residence: 1954 - Holyoke, Massachusetts
Mary D Matheson married 2nd James Overby Pearson of wheeling, W. Va. on April 23, 1938
Child:
    40. James Overby Pearson II, born December 29, 1939






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