Almon "Bill" Matson


(September 12, 1918-January 26, 1993)





NORWOOD -- Almon "Bill" Matson, 74, Norwood, died Tuesday at the home of daughter Mary Lou Cutler in Norwood.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dan Corretore officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Buck Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church or Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley.

Surviving besides his daughter Mary Lou are a son, William, Washington, D.C.; three other daughters, Helen Sperry, Lakewood, Kathryn Donnelly, Canton, and Linda Carr, Norwood; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Hubert, Raymondville; a sister, Ruby Morgan, Norfolk; and several nephews and nieces.

Two brothers, Wilbur and Lawrence, and a sister, Bessie Farmer, died before him.

Born in Apulia on Sept. 12, 1918, a son of Joseph H. and J. May Bennett Matson, he was a graduate of Norfolk High School.

He married Ethel A. Morgan on May 30, 1939, at the home of the bride, with the Rev. F.E. Loan, pastor of the United Methodist Church, officiating. She died Oct. 31, 1988.

Mr. Matson was employed by Norfolk Paper Mill as a foreman until his retirement. Following his retirement, he was employed by Nekoosa Paper Mill, Potsdam.

He was also a self-employed carpenter.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church.


(From the January 27, 1993 edition of the Watertown Daily Times, page 27)