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Charles William "Charlie" McLaughlin, III
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Birth: Aug. 29, 1879
Butler County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 25, 1923
Creek County
Oklahoma, USA

Gravestone photos ęGia Hays.

Charles, like his namesake grandfather and father before him, worked in oil. Charles' First World War Draft Registration proves that Charles married Fannie by Sept 12, 1918, but nothing more is known by the family at this time. They had no children.

They stayed in Oklahoma to work the fields after their documented presence in 1917-1918. The First World War Draft Registrations show Charles and Fannie living in Oilton, Creek, Oklahoma.

The next mention of Charles and Fannie is an AP story filed in Bristow, Oklahoma on August 25th and printed in the Waco News-Tribune on page 3 of the August 26, 1923 paper. "Oklahoma Woman Kills Self As Husband Dies: Within an hour after her husband had died in a local hospital from injuries suffered in an oil field explosion, Mrs. Charles McLaughlin shot and killed herself in her home here early today. McLaughlin was injured Tuesday by parts of drilling machinery blown out of a gas well that had been ignited." 
Family links: 
  Charles William McLaughlin (1836 - 1925)
  Margaret Agnes Ruan McLaughlin (1835 - 1907)
  Fannie Lisa Osmun McLaughlin (1892 - 1923)
  James Ruan McLaughlin (1872 - 1953)*
  Mary Agnes McLaughlin (1878 - 1920)*
  Marcus John McLaughlin (1878 - 1948)*
  Charles William McLaughlin (1879 - 1923)
  Sarah Emma McLaughlin Pitzer (1882 - 1950)*
*Calculated relationship
Charles W.
Fannie, his wife
died Aug 25, 1923
Mannington Cemetery
Marion County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Carolynn ni Lochlainn
Record added: Jan 11, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103435959
Charles William Charlie McLaughlin, III
Added by: Carolynn ni Lochlainn
Charles William Charlie McLaughlin, III
Added by: Carolynn ni Lochlainn
Charles William Charlie McLaughlin, III
Added by: Carolynn ni Lochlainn
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Great-granduncle Charlie, I have had your roasary beads for years and I have always wondered how much of the death/suicide story was true. I hope to learn how you died, but also about how you lived. Bless me with inspiration.
- Carolynn ni Lochlainn
 Added: Feb. 8, 2013

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