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Charles William "Charlie" Botkin
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Birth: Mar. 9, 1875
Pendleton County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 6, 1945
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Charles William Botkin was the son of George Washington Bodkin and Eunice Catherine Propst of Pendleton County, WV.
Charles father died when he was just 9 years old. He and his 5 siblings were divided among families in the Pendleton WV and Rockingham VA areas.

He married 1st Bessie Vass on 22 Jan 1900 in Walker, Vernon, Missouri and then married 2nd, Matilee Augusta Bridges of Missouri around 1910. Matilee had a daughter that she brought to the marriage named Virginia (born Vass but possibly changed her name to Botkin by the 1920 census of Los Angeles Assembly 71.

Charles got his start as a farmer renting a farm in 1900 in Walker, Missouri in 1900. He was working for a powderworks company as an acid maker in 1910 and worked as a stillman for the Union Oil Refinery in 1920, working his way up to foreman in 1930.

Charles traveled by train to his sisters home in Rockingham, VA and brought oranges from his backyard grove. His niece remembered him fondly saying he always wore stiff white shirts and expensive suits and traveled by train. Very impressive to a young farm girl.

Charles died at his home and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA 
 
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 Spouse:
  Matilee Augusta Bridges Botkin (1882 - 1981)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rose Hills Memorial Park
Whittier
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Myrtle Lawn burial Section 9 Burial Lot 5612 Grave 1 Entrance Gate 14.
 
Created by: Linda Harris
Record added: Oct 02, 2011
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Charles William Charlie Botkin
Added by: Linda Harris
 
Charles William Charlie Botkin
Added by: Linda Harris
 
Charles William Charlie Botkin
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- SaMo History
 Added: Oct. 8, 2011
Thanks for spreading your California sunshine (and oranges) to your family in Virginia.
- Linda Harris
 Added: Oct. 2, 2011
 
 
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