|Birth: ||Mar. 23, 1836|
|Death: ||Apr. 9, 1923|
Stephen J Charles aged 87 died at the home of his daughter, Mrs A.J.McHose.of Grant St.yesterday afternoon.Mr Charles who has been ill with kidney trouble for some time,sustained a fall Friday and this it is believed hastened his end.
Mr Charles was born in Conyngham Valley on the site of the Hazelton Country Club golf course in 1836. At an early age he left the homestead and located in Pine Grove where he learned the jewelry and watch making business with Henry Allobach.He followed this business for a number of years,but relinquished it when he opened the first livery and sale stable in the city ,at the corner of Pine and Chestnut Sts.
In 1875 he bought a farm in Sybertsville and remained until 1905. He then located in this city where he and his wife,since deceased took up their residence with A.J.HcHose,a son-in-law. He was the last of a family to twelve children to die.The old settlers of Civil War times remember when Mr Charles built the fist large truck sled here. Troops being stationed at the Washington Hotel at that time and he named the sled the Martha Washington.
Surviving are two children, Mrs A.J.McHose and a son Ario Charles of the city.
John Fitzgerald Charles (1778 - 1874)
Margaretten Polly Wagner Charles (1794 - 1871)
Elizabeth Charles Charles (1846 - 1915)*
Mary Louise Charles McHose (1868 - 1956)*
Ario Charles (1869 - 1927)*
Simon S. Charles (1812 - 1885)*
Mary Charles Fisher (1814 - 1890)**
Elizabeth Charles Hill (1817 - 1894)*
Rosanna Charles Grenawalt (1819 - 1908)*
Savilla Fitzgerald Charles Brown (1822 - 1897)*
Margaret Charles Adey (1825 - 1903)*
Catherine Charles Tinney (1827 - 1910)*
Stephen J. Charles (1836 - 1923)
Vine Street Cemetery
Created by: Patricia
Record added: Apr 11, 2005
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