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Charles N. Wagenseller
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Birth: Jul. 31, 1863
Death: Feb. 24, 1951

DECATUR HERALD 2/26/1951

CHARLES N WAGENSELLEER, 87, RETIRED MUELLER CO ADVERTISING MANAGER AND EDITOR OF THE MUELLER RECORD, DIED AT MIDNIGHT SATURDAY IN A JACKSONVILLE HOSPITAL.
HE WAS TAKEN TO JACKSONVILLE FRIDAY FROM DECAUR, WHERE HE HAD BEEN A PATIENT IN ST MARYS HOSPITAL FOR A WEEK.
MR. WAGENSELLER CAME TO DECATUR FROM PEKIN AT THE AGE OF 18. HE STARTED A CAREER OF NEWSPAPER AND ADVERTISING WORK IN PEKIN WHERE HIS FIRST JOB WAS A DELIVERY BOY FOR THE PEKIN TIMES.
MR. WAGENSELLER WITH HIS BROTHER, GEORGE R. OF DECATUR ACQUIRED THE OLD DECATUR BULLETIN WHICH THEY CHANGED TO THE NEWS. IN 1899 THE BROTHERS CAME TO THE DECATUR HERALD WHERE CHARLES WAS A REPORTER AND CITY EDITOR UNTIL 1906.
ON LEAVING THE HERALD MR. WAGENSELLEER BECAME A MEMBER OF THE ADVERTISINGSTAFF OF THE MUELLER CO. AND AS PROMOTED TO ADVERTISING MANAGER IN 1911.
HE ORIGINATED THE MUELLER RECORD A COMPANY PUBLICATION AND WAS ITS EDITOR UNTIL 1945 WHEN HE RETIRED AFER 39 YEARS WITH THE MUELLER CO.
MR. WAGENSELLER WAS BORN IN PEKIN, JULY 1, 1863 A SON OF THE LATE DR. AND MRS. SAMUEL WAGENSELLER. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN PEKIN.
HE LEAVES HIS WIFE, MARY M AND THREE SONS BY A FORMER MARRIAGE. THEY ARE PAUL OF HOUSTON, TEXAS, DEAN OF BALTIMORE, MD, AND KIRK OF CHICAGO, A BROTHER GEORGE R. OF DECATUR AND A SISTER MRS. CARRIE B IRWIN OF MONROVIA CALIF. HE ALSO LEAVES A GRANDSON KIRK WAGENSELLER OF CHICAGO A NEPHEW. DR. SAMUEL WAGENSELLER OF PHOENIX, ARIZ. A NIECE KATHRYN WAGENSELL OF DECATUR.
THE BODY WAS TAKEN TO THE J. J. MORAN & SONS FUNERAL HOME WHERE PRIVATE SERVICES WILL BE AT 2:45 P.M. TUESDAY. THE CASKET WILL NOT BE OPENED. THE BODY WILL BE TAKEN TO ST. LOUIS FOR CREMATION AND BURIAL WILL BE LATE IN THE FAMILY LOT IN FAIRLAWN CEMETERY.
THE FAMILY REQUESTS THAT NO FLOWERS BE SENT. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary M. Munson Wagenseller (1879 - 1958)*
 
 Children:
  Kirk William Wagenseller (1901 - 1987)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairlawn Cemetery
Decatur
Macon County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Sec H
 
Created by: janet donner
Record added: Jan 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64265758
Charles N. Wagenseller
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Charles N. Wagenseller
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