Family of David Mathison


Description
Creator:
Unknown
Media Type:
Image
Item Types:
Negatives
Photographs
Composite photographs
Description:
Black and white negative of a photograph showing the family of David and Elizabeth Mathison. The photograph is a composite meaning each person was photographed individually.

Back row: Peter Mathison ( -1920), John Tait Mathison (1851-1929), Mary Mathison (nee Hobson, wife of John Tait Mathison; 1850-1934), George Mathison
( -1929).
Middle row: Jean Mathison ( -1920), David Mathison Jr. ( -1924), Mrs. Elizabeth Mathison (nee Tait; 1825-1911), Margaret Mathison (1855-1931).
Front row: David Mathison Sr. (1819-1883), Jessie Mathison ( -1954).
Notes:
David Mathison (1819-1883) was a tailor in Aberdeen, Scotland. He married Agnes Frost in 1846 by whom he had John Tait Mathison (1851-1929). In 1853 David Mathison married Elizabeth Tait and shortly after the couple came to Whitby where they had six children: Margaret, Jean, Peter William, David, George Tait, and Jessie Christina.

John Tait Mathison was a local sculptor and gravestone maker who was trained by the Wolfenden family of Whitby. In 1886 he opened the Whitby Granite Company which operated for 40 years before it was sold. John married Mary Morris Hobson in 1878 and they had two surviving children: Edna and Frank Tait.
Date of Original:
c.1880
Dimensions:
Width: 12 cm
Height: 10 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
19-027-001
Collection:
Whitby Online Historic Images Collection
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
Whitby Archives
Reproduction Notes:
Scanned from copy negative.
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405 Dundas Street West, Whitby, Ontario L1N 6A1

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Family of David Mathison


Black and white negative of a photograph showing the family of David and Elizabeth Mathison. The photograph is a composite meaning each person was photographed individually.

Back row: Peter Mathison ( -1920), John Tait Mathison (1851-1929), Mary Mathison (nee Hobson, wife of John Tait Mathison; 1850-1934), George Mathison
( -1929).
Middle row: Jean Mathison ( -1920), David Mathison Jr. ( -1924), Mrs. Elizabeth Mathison (nee Tait; 1825-1911), Margaret Mathison (1855-1931).
Front row: David Mathison Sr. (1819-1883), Jessie Mathison ( -1954).