Regimental Number: 3214661
Branch: 1st Depot Battalion, Alberta Regiment
Matthew was born in Kiev, Ukraine (then Russia) on July 6, 1894. He came to North Dakota with his family in 1903. In 1913, Matthew came to the South Peace and settled on NE 33-73-6-W6 and NW 28-74-6-W6. He was drafted into the Canadian army in 1918. After being discharged, Matthew went to see his family in North Dakota. During his stay there he met Nellie Demchuk; they were married in April 1923. They settled in the Sexsmith area after their marriage and raised three children. Matthew died in September of 1967.
Sources: Buffalo Trails p. 157; Centennial Celebration Edson Trail p. 117; Wagon Trails Grown Over p. 1148