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Charles Edward Ensko, I
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Birth: Apr. 29, 1880
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 24, 1952
Levittown
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA

Charles Edward Ensko I (1880-1952) was the manager for Hunyardi Mineral Water Company of Budapest, Hungary. (b. April 29, 1880; Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA - d. November 24, 1952; Levittown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA)

Parents:
William Arthur Ensko II (1850-1889) and Eloise Lindauer I (1852-1944).

Birth:
He was born in April 29, 1880 in Manhattan. The date comes from his World War II draft registration.

Marriage:
On January 13, 1917, he was traveling first-class aboard the twin screw Steamer "Noordam" going from Rotterdam in the Netherlands to New York. On June 29, 1918 he married Elizabeth Dempster MacIlwraith (1890-1987) in Manhattan and his marriage certificate number is "19630".

Children:
Together they had the following children: Charles Edward Ensko II (1921-2004); and Eloise Ensko II (1925-1993).

Death:
He died on November 24, 1952 in Levittown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Funeral notice:
His funeral notice appeared in the New York Times on November 24, 1952, on page 23: "Ensko - Charles Edward, Sr. at Levittown, Pennsylvania, beloved husband of Elizabeth McIlwraith Ensko, devoted father of Eloise Ensko Higgins and Charles Ensko, Jr. Services at 'The Universal Chapel.' Lexington Avenue at 52nd Street on Wednesday, November 26, 1952 at 11 a.m." Another funeral notice appeared in the Brooklyn Eagle on Monday, November 24, 1952. "Charles E. Ensko, Ex-Silversmith. Funeral services for Charles Edward Ensko of 34-40 78th St. Jackson Heights, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Universal Chapel, Lexington Avenue and 52nd Street, Manhattan. Mr. Ensko, who was associated with Robert Ensko, Inc. silversmiths, for 25 years before he retired 20 years ago, died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ralph Higgins in Levittown, Pennsylvania. He was 72. Also surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Ensko; a son, Charles E. Jr., two sisters, Eloise and Sophie, and three grandchildren."

Burial:
He was buried in Hackensack Cemetery in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Memories about Charles Edward Ensko I:
According to Eloise Ensko Higgins (1950- ): "They were having a birthday party for me in Levittown and he said he was feeling tired. He went to lay down in a bedroom and he never woke up. He dated his future wife for 10 years before they married". Charles Edward Ensko II (1921- ) said: "My father was [nine] years old when his own father died. My father studied bookkeeping and he worked for a company in Germany and in Hungary. The company, Hunyardi sold mineral water. The owner was Hungarian and the business did well. The New York office was around Houston Street. My father was there from about 1900 or 1910 and he got a gold watch for his 10 year anniversary that I still have. My dad took over the agency when his boss retired. The Hungarian guy paid him $80 per week and told him to 'always give everyone a weeks pay for Christmas'. During WWI the company had trouble and my father took a boat over to Hungary and I have the papers from the trip. He came back just before war was declared. The business was confiscated by the government as alien property. After the war hyperinflation destroyed the Mark and the business went under. Then he worked as a bookkeeper for Robert Ensko in his silver business. He retired from there around 1947 or 1948."

Relationship:
Charles Edward Ensko I (1880-1952) was the first cousin, three times removed of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )

Research:
Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on July 26, 2003. Updated on July 28, 2011 with his birth date from his World War II draft registration.


 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Arthur Ensko (1850 - 1889)
  Eloise Lindauer Ensko (1852 - 1942)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Dempster MacIlwraith Ensko (1890 - 1987)
 
 Children:
  Charles Edward Ensko (1921 - 2004)*
  Eloise Ensko Higgins (1925 - 1993)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Arthur Ensko (1877 - 1942)*
  Charles Edward Ensko (1880 - 1952)
  Eloise Ensko (1882 - 1966)*
  Sophie Charlotte Ensko (1886 - 1954)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hackensack Cemetery
Hackensack
Bergen County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1...
Record added: Jul 26, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7711486
Charles Edward Ensko, I
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Charles Edward Ensko, I
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
 
Charles Edward Ensko, I
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
 
 
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 Added: Aug. 19, 2003
 
 
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