Iva and Henry Matthews, 1983

Over the past 71 years Henry "Harrison Tutt" Matthews has done "a little of everything." At age twelve he opened his own bicycle shop. From 1930-1937, he owned and operated Matthews Coal Company. Then he ventured into the scrap yard business with Consolitated Coal and Salvage and later ABC Wrecking, a nationwide demolition company based in Chicago. Since returning to Champaign in 1963 he worked with
his wife, Iva "Big Honey" Matthews on a series of volunteer projects.

Source: Raymond Bial's In All My Years: Portraits of Older Blacks In Champaign-Urbana, Champaign County Historical Museum, 1983.