R.W. Matteson, Post Office & Stationery

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R.W. Matteson, Post Office & Stationery

Description

Number 20 on the Burleigh map, this seal of the Post Office Department is shown because Matteson's business probably was dependent upon his position as postmaster for Caledonia. In 1889 he first was appointed by President Benjamin Harrison, then renewed for the second Presidency of Grover Cleveland, through 1897.

In 1900 Matteson suffered a tragic early death, at age 45, while working as overseer at a quarry in Leroy, NY. A coupling in a mining car broke, sending it back down the track and crushing the unsuspecting man. He was remembered as "a man highly esteemed" in Caledonia.

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Unknown

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

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Wikimedia Commons

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B/W line art

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