Charles was born on 28 October1872 at West Auckland, Co. Durham, to parents Charles Mathison, a coal miner, and Mary White. He was baptised on 28 March 1873 at St Helen Auckland.
After leaving the PM minister he became a Unitarian minister.
He married Gertrude Tyas (1879-1963) in the summer of 1902 at Mexborough, Yorkshire. Census returns and birth records identify three children.
- Frank Tyas (1904-1973)
- Jack (1912-1990) – an insurance broker (1939)
- Charles Donald (1917-2003) – fitter of petrol, diesel engines (1939)
Charles died on 29 July 1856 at South Shore, Blackpool, Lancashire.
- 1896 Whitstable
- 1898 Mexborough
- 1903 Rotherham
- 1907 Hull V
- 1911 Grimsby
- 1916 Leicester
- 1920 ceased
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers