Copied from the Syracuse Post Standard of Tuesday, January 12, 1932 by Kenneth Burroughs

Submitted by Ken Burroughs

Baldwinsville Banker Is
Stricken in South

    Funeral services for Frank B. Matson, president of Matson & Scriber, Inc., automobile dealers, banker and civic leader, who died suddenly while hunting near Fort Myers, Fla., Friday, will be conducted at the home, 41 West Genesee street, Baldwinsville, at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon  and in First Presbyterian church in that village half an hour later.  Rev. F. W. Fuess, pastor, will officiate.  Burial will be in Riverview cemetery.

    Bearers will include Willard Cole, Lewis E. Scriber, John Miller, Carl Connell, E. H. Marvin and Stephen Clark.

    Mr. Matson, a native of Hannibal, had spent most of his life in Baldwinsville.  Several years ago he formed an automobile agency with Mr. Scriber.  Mr. Matson was a trustee of the Presbyterian church and a director of the Baldwinsville State bank.  He was a member of the Baldwinsville Lodge 130, F. and A. M.  and of the Mohican lodge, I.O.O.F.

    He left Baldwinsville two montha ago to spend the winter in Fort Myers.  He was an ardent hunter and fisherman.  It was while he was  hunting near Fort Myers Friday that he was stricken with a heart attact.  He died before medical aid could be summoned.
    Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louie Matson; a daughter Mrs Jane Matson Brown; two brothers, Roderick Matson of Cheyenne, Wy., and Harvey Matson of Hannibal, and four sisters, Mrs Eugene Dolsen, and Miss Stella Matson of Lysander, Mrs. Alice Warner of Redwood Falls, Minn., and Mrs. Verner Albright of Fulton.

(J. Franklin Brackett Matson was born 10 October 1869 in Ira, Cayuga Co., NY and his wife was Louise Koppernall.  His parents were William Townsend Matson and Sara Jane Brackett)


Submitted 19 September 1999