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Charles Elmer Bainum
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Birth: Jan. 10, 1862
Monroe County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 2, 1942
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA

Charles was the youngest of 7 children. He was a cowboy-farmer-Methodist preacher. He worked on a ranch as a young man. When he had young children and times were tough, he worked as a sheepherder in the Dakotas for two years, and his family lived with his wife's parents in Kansas. He wrote a poem "The Lonesome Sheepherder." After the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma was opened, he filed on an abandoned 160 acre claim ten mile southwest of Alva,OK. His sister, Nancy, filed on an adjoining 160 acres. All but the two older of his 7 children were born there. Later, he bought a 40 acre farm just south of Wichita where he built several houses. 
Family links: 
  Levis Hargus Bainum (1822 - 1863)
  Mary Elizabeth McConnell Bainum (1819 - 1878)
  Mary Jane Tapp Bainum (1866 - 1943)*
  Vesper Leland Bainum (1888 - 1915)*
  Zaida Lillian Bainum Metz (1890 - 1979)*
  Audrey Elizabeth Bainum Kinzie (1894 - 1982)*
  Lera Aralin Bainum Maxted (1897 - 1994)*
  Lorena May Haseltine Bainum Reed (1900 - 2000)*
  Charles Evan Bainum (1908 - 1988)*
  Nancy Bainum (1844 - 1927)*
  Rachel Bainum Watkins (1851 - 1929)*
  Levi Hargus Bainum (1856 - 1944)*
  Charles Elmer Bainum (1862 - 1942)
*Calculated relationship
Highland Cemetery
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section 4, Lot 251, Grave 1
Created by: The Old Genealogist
Record added: Jan 06, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 23776130
Charles Elmer Bainum
Added by: Mike Jones
Charles Elmer Bainum
Added by: Mike Jones
Charles Elmer Bainum
Added by: Mike Jones
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