FLOR500, Garden 304 James Douglas Matheson, Businessman, Public Official (?–1911) James Matheson, father of Chris Matheson, had been a Confederate cavalry officer in the Civil War. He and his wife moved to the new town of Gainesville in 1867. Matheson, a prominent businessman and merchant, ran a successful dry goods store and engaged in other commercial enterprises. He was also a trustee of the East Florida Seminary and served on the Alachua County Commission from 1895 to 1899. Elected County Treasurer in 1909, he held that office until his death in 1911.
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James Douglas Matheson, Businessman, Public Official 

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James Douglas Matheson, Businessman, Public Official 

(?–1911)

James Matheson, father of Chris Matheson, had been a Confederate cavalry officer in the Civil War. He and his wife moved to the new town of Gainesville in 1867. Matheson, a prominent businessman and merchant, ran a successful dry goods store and engaged in other commercial enterprises. He was also a trustee of the East Florida Seminary and served on the Alachua County Commission from 1895 to 1899. Elected County Treasurer in 1909, he held that office until his death in 1911. 





 




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