- [S00200] SFGenealogy.com.
"1956 Marin Marriage Announcements as published in the Marin Independant Journal
Friday, June 29, 1956 - page 4
Richard A. Mathews, age 22, residence 14 Evergreen Ave., Mill valley; Marilyn J. Grove, age 21, residence Mill Valley"
- [S00044] US Social Security Death Index.
"Richard Allen Matthews
Last Residence: 94937 Inverness, Marin, California
Born: 11 Apr 1934 Died: 24 Feb 2010
SSN issued: California (Before 1951)"
- [S00076] Publications, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, 2 Mar 2010.
"Richard Allen Matthews Sr.
Born April 11, 1934 in Riverhead, Long Island, New York. Died February 24, 2010.
Marilyn Grove became his wife in June of 1956.
Dick is survived by his five son's: Rick (Sue), Tom (Sanya), and David - all of Novato; Glen (Kim) of Petaluma, and Jim (Jackie) of Yucca Valley; and his two daughters: Mindy Romero (Ralph) of Redlands, and Jeanne Rubino (Jeff) of Battle Ground, WA; and his eight grandkids: Sierra, Samantha, Tara, Julie, Lexi, Bailey, Logan, and Colin;
and his three brothers, Walter Matthews II, George Matthews (deceased) of Brookings, Oregon and his younger brother and best friend, John T Matthews of Inverness, CA.;
and his former wife, Marilyn of Cottonwood, AZ;
There will be a private burial in Olema on Monday March 8th, 2010."
[edited for brevity]
- [S00200] SFGenealogy.com.
"1959 Marin County Births
Marin Independent Journal - Jan. 6, 1959
MATHEWS In Marin General, Jan 6, to the wife (Marilyn Grove) of Richard A. Mathews, Mill Valley, a son."
- [S00101] Find-A-Grave.
"Richard Allen "Dick" Matthews
Birth: Apr. 11, 1934, Riverhead, Suffolk County, New York; Death: Feb. 24, 2010, Inverness, Marin County, California
Dick Matthews, unofficial mayor of Inverness, glass tradesman, perpetual host and father of seven, passed away last week. He was 76.
Dick was one of four sons born and raised in Riverhead, Long Island. Dick's father, Walter Irons, worked for the Radio Company of America as an engineer and Morse code specialist in New York. He was transferred to the RCA station in Point Reyes in 1946. Walter and his wife, Miriam, moved to Inverness with their four boys. They eventually settled at Rancho Mateo, a ten-acre stretch of hay fields above Chicken Ranch Beach. Walter and his sons built the house over the next couple of years. The Matthews family still resides there.
Dick married M. in 1956. They lived in Mill Valley, then Novato, and had five sons and two daughters. The couple eventually divorced, and Dick moved back to Inverness in 1989 to take care of his mother.
Point Reyes Light (redacted), published March 4, 2010
Parents: Walter Irons Matthews (1901 - 1976), Miriam Thelma Matthews (1906 - 1990)
Burial: Olema Cemetery, Olema, Marin County, California
Created by: Colletta, Record added: Aug 21, 2011, Find A Grave Memorial# 75253818"
[Headstone "Richard Allen Matthews, April 11, 1934 - February 24, 2010"]
- [S00057] US Public Records Index.
"Richard A Matthews
Birth Date: 11 Apr 1934
96 1/2 Sunset Dr, Inverness, CA, 94937"
"600 Spring Rd, Moorpark, CA, 93021-1215 (1992)
[29 Harding Dr, Novato, CA, 94947-4462 (1987)]"
"127 Kehoe Way, Inverness, CA, 94937"
- [S00076] Publications, Daily Independent Journal, San Rafael, California; Wednesday, July 4, 1956, page 18.
"St. Anselm’s Church in San Anselmo was the setting for the wedding Saturday of Marilyn Jean Grove and Richard Allen Matthews. Given in marriage by her father, Clark Stanford Grove of San Anselmo, ...
Mrs. Donald Neal was matron of honor, ...
Bridesmaids were Patsy Mazzini, ... Mary Young, ... and Judy Smith, ...
Junior bridesmaid for her sister was Geraldine Grove, ... flower girl was Diane Grove, another sister, ...
Best man was James Clahan and seating guests were George Matthews, the bridegroom’s brother; Eugene Schultheiss and Conrad Johnson.
Noel Gaustad, the bride’s cousin, was in charge of the guest book at the reception, which was held at the home of the bride’s parents for about 250 guests.
The couple plans to take up residence in Mill Valley.
Marilyn is a graduate of Marin Catholic High School and she attended the College of Marin. She is the sister of twins, Bruce and Brian, and Corky Grove. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Harry Elmerich of San Anselmo and Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Roix of Santa Rosa.
Richard is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Matthews of Inverness. He is an alumnus of Tomales High School and of the College of Marin. Richard is employed with the Southern Pacific in San Francisco. He also has twin brothers, Walter and George Matthews. Jack Matthews is another brother."
[Edited for family information.]
- [S00144] California Marriage Index 1949-1959.
"Marilyn J Grove
Gender: Female Estimated Birth Year: abt 1935 Age: 21
Marriage Date: 30 Jun 1956 Marriage Place: Marin, California
Spouse: Richard A Matthews Spouse Age: 22"
- [S00172] Notes.
Still unable to confirm three grand children from obituary: Bailey, and Colin. Born after 1995?
Second wife/partner, Tottie?