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Charles E. VanBuren
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Birth: Jan., 1840
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 6, 1910
Kalkaska County
Michigan, USA

Charles E. VanBuren
Charles E. VanBuren served in Co. K, 110th New York Infantry during the Civil War. He enlisted on August 25, 1862, at Parish, New York, and was mustered out on July 17, 1863, at New Orleans, Louisiana.
The 110th New York Infantry was organized at Oswego, New York. Company K was recruited from Constantia, Parish, West Monroe and Amboy. The regiment was mustered in on August 27, 1862, and mustered out on August 28, 1865.
Charles E. VanBuren was born in January 1840 in New York, the son of Martin and Catherine VanBuren of Oswego, New York. Charles married Mary E. Scriber on June 12, 1861, in Oswego, New York. Mary was born on May 22, 1845, in Oswego, New York, the daughter of Stephen and Hattie (Palmer) Scriber.
In 1880, Charles and Mary lived in Albion, Oswego County, New York, with children: Charles E., Eva May, and Walter F. VanBuren.
In 1890, the family lived in Rapid River Township, Kalkaska County, Michigan. Mr. VanBuren laid out the town of VanBuren in Kalkaska County in 1892. The name of the town was changed to Rapid City in 1898.
In 1900, Charles and Mary lived in Clearwater Township, Kalkaska County, where Charles was a farmer. Children known born to them were Charles E., Eva May, Walter F., Lulu, and Grant.
Charles E. VanBuren was born in August 1867 in New York. He married (1) Carrie Fox on July 27, 1891, at Kalkaska. Carrie was born about 1873 in Michigan to George and Mary E. (Burt) Fox. In 1900, Charles and Carrie had two children, Claude and Celia. Claude VanBuren was born on November 7, 1894, in Clearwater Township, Kalkaska County, and Celia VanBuren was born on August 17, 1900, also in Clearwater Township. Charles VanBuren married (2) Mabel Harris on November 5, 1904, at Kalkaska. Mabel was born about 1886 in Michigan, the daughter of Benjamin Harris.
Eva May VanBuren was born in 1874 in New York. She married Jacob Buckel on March 23, 1892, in Clearwater Township, Kalkaska County. Jacob was born about 1867 in Michigan to Arthur and Margaret (Rau) Buckel. Eva died on June 10, 1908, from consumption. Jacob died on February 21, 1939. They are buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Kalkaska.
Walter F. VanBuren was born in May 1876 in New York. He married Cora Lane on October 29, 1899, at Edsons Corners in Missaukee County, Michigan. Cora was born about 1879 in Michigan to William and Mary (Diamond) Lane.
Lulu VanBuren was born about 1880 in New York. She married Edward David Rugg on December 26, 1901, at Rapid City in Kalkaska County. Edward was born on February 20, 1878, in Kalkaska County, to Rolando F. and Susan (Brotzman) Rugg. Edward and Lulu lived in Rapid River Township, later moving into the village of Kalkaska. Children known born to them were Earl, Donovan, Thelma, Helen, and Maxine. Edward Rugg died on July 24, 1943, and Lulu Rugg died on June 22, 1969. They are buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Kalkaska, Michigan. (See the Rolando F. Rugg family story.)
Grant VanBuren was born on October 30, 1886, in Clearwater Township, Kalkaska County.
Charles and Mary VanBuren celebrated their forty-sixth wedding anniversary on June 12, 1907, when members of the Col. Baker Post and Corps took the 8:15 a.m. Pere Marquette train to the road crossing near the VanBuren residence. The group then walked the rest of the way with Commander John Rainbow in the lead and Charles DePuy carrying the flag. Upon arrival the men marched up to Charles and saluted. After their arrival more people joined the group. A dinner was served at noon and was followed by the presentation of a gold G.A.R. pin to Charles VanBuren by Richard Towers. Mrs. Albert presented Mary VanBuren with a W.R.C. pin. Mrs. VanBuren sang "Comrades," assisted by her daughter and a friend. Charles DePuy read Barbary Fritchie. The group disbanded about 4:30 p.m.
Those who traveled by train to the celebration were Mr. and Mrs. John Rainbow, Mr. and Mrs. James Greacen, Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Gragg, Mr. and Mrs. Napoleon Groves, Mr. and Mrs. John Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. William Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Charles DePuy, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Decker, Mr. and Mrs. James Steele, Mr. and Mrs. William Gray, William McFarren, Isaiah Allen, and Elijah Goodwin.
Those who arrived in their own transportation were Mr. and Mrs. Loren Rice, Mr. and Mrs. Rolando Rugg, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Beelman, and Richard Towers.
In 1909, Charles VanBuren Sr. sold his farm near Rapid City to Ed Foster for $3,500. An auction was held in November, and Mr. and Mrs. VanBuren spent the winter months in a warmer climate before returning to live in Rapid City.
Civil War veteran Charles E. VanBuren died on April 6, 1910, in Rapid City in Kalkaska County. His wife, Mary, died on August 29, 1919, in Clearwater Township, Kalkaska County. Mr. and Mrs. VanBuren are buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Kalkaska, Michigan. A Civil War military headstone and a G.A.R. flag holder mark Mr. VanBuren's grave.
"Brave Boys Were They! Civil War Veterans, Kalkaska, Michigan", c. 2012, Dawn Triplett
 
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Kalkaska
Kalkaska County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: Dawn Triplett
Record added: Apr 29, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 109704510
Charles E. VanBuren
Added by: Dawn Triplett
 
Charles E. VanBuren
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