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Charles Ishmel Cantonwine
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Birth: Feb., 1889
Chaffee County
Colorado, USA
Death: Jan. 26, 1917
Chaffee County
Colorado, USA

Charles Ishmel Cantonwine was the youngest son of Alfred Dennis and Etta Hannah/Hannah Etta (Guire) Cantonwine, the grandson of Jacob and Christena (Dilling) Cantonwine, and the great-grandson of Charles and Mary Magdalena (Scholl) Cantonwine. Charles Ishmel was only 28 years old when he died of influenza.

Charles, the patriarch of the Cantonwine family, immigrated to America from Prussia in 1806, arriving in Philadelphia, Penn., aboard the ship Orlando. The ship's passenger list shows "Chr. Kuntentwine, single man." The name Kuntentwine later evolved to Cantonwine, and Charles appears to be the only surnamed Kuntentwine/Cantonwine to immigrate to America. Eight or so years after his arrival in Philadelphia, in about 1814, Charles married Mary Magdalena Scholl, daughter of Charles Jacob & Margaret (Fuhr) Scholl, in Bedford county, Pennsylvania.

San Juan Prospector [Del Norte, Rio Grande Co., CO], February 3, 1917
Salida—One death has occurred and a whole family is seriously ill as the result of a peculiar malady that is puzzling the State Board of Health and the medical authorities of three cities. The disease has been declared by some to resemble typhus, and by others to show some of the characteristics of severe influenza. Charles I. Cantonwine, a farmer living near Salida, was the first victim. He was taken suddenly ill and died in a few days. Investigation showed that no diagnosis could be made of the cause of his death and also that his entire family was ill with the same mysterious disease. 
Family links: 
  Alfred Dennis Cantonwine (1856 - 1926)
  Etta Hannah Guire Cantonwine (1862 - 1939)
  William Oscar Cantonwine (1885 - 1944)*
  Charles Ishmel Cantonwine (1889 - 1917)
*Calculated relationship
Centerville Cemetery
Chaffee County
Colorado, USA
Created by: Ann Koch
Record added: Oct 30, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12210794
Charles Ishmel Cantonwine
Added by: Ann Koch
Charles Ishmel Cantonwine
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 Added: Nov. 7, 2005

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