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David Matheson


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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