Matheson, David, Assistant Superintendent of the
Savings Bank Branch of the Post Office Department, Ottawa, is a Scotchman
by birth, he having been born in the parish of Canisbay, near John
O'Groat's, Caithness-shire, on the 25th October, 1840; and emigrated to
Canada in 1861. Mr. Matheson joined the civil service in 1863, and was
appointed Private Secretary to the Postmaster-General. In 1868 he, with
another officer, was appointed to organize the Post Office Savings Bank,
and specially designed the plan of accounts which has made the Canadian
system of Savings banks a credit to our country, and a modem that other
countries have been pleased to adopt. Mr. Matheson, in recognition of his
services, was appointed, in 1881, Assistant Superintendent of the Savings
Bank Branch of the Post Office Department, and still occupies that
position. In 1865 he was married to Marianne White, daughter of Mr. M.
White of Quebec. This estimable lady died in 1884.
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