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Charles Holt Brett
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Birth: Aug. 17, 1883
Colorado, USA
Death: Aug. 13, 1950
Socorro County
New Mexico, USA

h/o Blanche Alice Hankla

Birth: 1st of two known children in Colorado.

Census (Colorado): 1885, age 1 resided with parents in Larimer county, Colorado.

~ mother died 1890, father shortly thereafter in 1892, reportedly in Arkansas, so he & four year younger brother, Frank W, were raised in Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri by an uncle of their mother, John H Whedbee & wife.


Charles Holt and Blanche Brett with daughter Margaret B. resided at 514 McGregor Street, Carthage, Jasper Co., Missouri in 1910, and Holt worked as a foreman at a printing office.

Holt and Blanche H. Brett with children Margaret, John F. and William resided at 2015 Main Street, Carthage, Jasper Co., Missouri in 1920, and Holt worked as an automobile agent.

Charles H. and Blanche A. Brett with children Margaret B., John F., William H. and Barbara A. resided at Joplin, Jasper Co., Missouri in 1930, and Charles worked as a salesman of rock drills

~ informant on 1911 death certficate of his uncle, John H Whedbee who had raised him.

Death: in Socorro, Socorro county, New Mexico.

Father: Frederick W. Brett,jr b: 12 Sept 1850 England, reportedly died 1892 in Arkansas (?).
Mother: Carrie Constance Price b: 4 MAY 1862 Texas, d/o Martha Carrie (Whedbee) Price, sister to John H Whedbee.
Brother: Frank William Brett b: 1886 Colorado.

Marriage: Blanche Alice Hankla b: 10 JAN 1886 Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri.
Married: 10 JAN 1906 Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri.

Known children

1. Margaret Blanche BRETT, b. 25 Nov 1906, Carthage, Jasper Co., Missouri, d. 5 May 1997, Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas. (Age 90 years)

2. John Frederick BRETT, b. 18 Aug 1910, Carthage, Jasper Co., Missouri, d. 28 Mar 1976, Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas. (Age 65 years)

3. Willis Harold BRETT, b. 25 Oct 1917, Carthage, Jasper Co., Missouri, d. 23 Dec 1973, Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon. (Age 56 years)

4. Barbara Ann BRETT, b. 25 Jan 1929, Carthage, Jasper Co, Missouri, d. 8 Sep 1992, Joplin, Jasper Co., Missouri, buried with paternal grandmother in Colorado (Age 63 years)

Above revised SEP 27, 2014 in part by Bill Boggess.

Joplin Globe 15 Aug 1950

C.H. Brett Of Joplin Dies In New Mexico
Mrs. Margaret Merritt, 619 West Third street , Webb City, has recieved information that her father, Charles Holt Brett, 66 years old, of Joplin, died Sunday night in Socorro, N.M., where he and another daughter, Miss Barbara Brett, were vacationing.
Mr. Brett was born in Fort Collins, Colo., and came to Carthage when a boy, where he was employed by the Carthage Press. He later developed mine holdings near Alba and in the Oklahoma field.
Other survivors are two sons, John F. Brett of Little Rock, Ark,. and Willis Brett of Hinsdale, Ill.


Joplin Globe 17 Aug 1950

Plan Memorial Service For Holt Brett Friday
Carthage MO., Aug. 16,- Memorial services for Holt Brett of Joplin ho died unexpectedly Monday morning in Socorro, N.M., will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Knell service home. The Rev. A.L. du Domaine, rector of St. Phillip's Episcopal church in Joplin, will conduct the service. The ashes will be placed in the Park Cemetery.
The family request no flowers be sent and asked that the money if friends so desire, be turned over to the Heart fund campaign.

Above obituary information located and added courtesy of Brenda Howard

Family links: 
  Carrie C Price Brett (1862 - 1890)
  Blanche Alice Hankla Brett (1886 - 1982)*
  Margaret Blanche Brett Merritt (1906 - 1997)*
  John Frederick Brett (1910 - 1976)*
  Charles Holt Brett (1883 - 1950)
  Frank William Brett (1886 - 1933)*
*Calculated relationship
Park Cemetery
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Traditional Section Bl 23 Lot 15 Sp 3
Created by: NJBrewer
Record added: Oct 15, 2009
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Charles Holt Brett
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Charles Holt Brett
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Charles Holt Brett
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- Bill
 Added: Sep. 9, 2014

- Brenda Howard
 Added: Oct. 27, 2012

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