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Walter Charles Cantonwine
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Birth: Oct. 18, 1869
Waterloo
Black Hawk County
Iowa, USA
Death: 1952
Iowa, USA

Walter Charles Cantonwine was the son of David "Doc" and Cynthia (Irish) Cantonwine and the grandson of Charles and Mary Magdalena (Scholl) Cantonwine.

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 Scholl, in Bedford county, Pennsylvania.

Walter married Elizabeth "Tressie" Kries, daughter of John and Mary Kries, on April 19, 1889 in Massillon, Cedar Co., Iowa. They had seven children--four sons and three daughters: Leefay Leona (m. Paul Neitzke/Neitzcke), Lloyd Walter, Tressa Viola (m. Glenn Sanders), Howard Conger (m. Gertrude M. Meek), Hugo Charles (m./div. Fern Ellen Craig), Florence Mae (m./div. Virgil Dwight Cheyne), and Irving John (m. Phyllis Valen). Two of their sons were well-known wrestlers--Howard Conger ("Hangman") and Hugo Charles ("Bulldog"). 
 
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 Parents:
  David "Doc" Cantonwine (1819 - 1897)
  Cynthia Emily Irish Cantonwine (1836 - 1917)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Kries Cantonwine (1871 - 1954)*
 
 Children:
  Howard Conger Cantonwine (1901 - 1977)*
  Hugo Charles Cantonwine (1902 - 1985)*
 
 Siblings:
  Frank George Cantonwine (____ - 1917)*
  Mary Louise Cantonwine Hubbard (1850 - 1903)**
  Alvira J Cantonwine Hoag (1851 - 1934)**
  Julius C. Cantonwine (1852 - 1934)**
  Gideon C. Millett (1858 - 1929)**
  David W Cantonwine (1860 - 1928)*
  Austin Cantonwine (1861 - 1937)*
  Emma Jane Cantonwine Marks (1866 - 1944)*
  Walter Charles Cantonwine (1869 - 1952)
  Burton Gilbert "Bert" Cantonwine (1876 - 1918)*
  Louis Cantonwine (1878 - 1939)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Graceland Cemetery
Webster City
Hamilton County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Ann Koch
Record added: Oct 29, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12210707
Walter Charles Cantonwine
Added by: Alan Dorothy
 
 
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My gg grandfather and grandmother! how cool!
- larissa Ballard
 Added: Nov. 20, 2013
I would appreciate being notified of any errors regarding this family member and also receiving any new information or headstone and family photographs.
- Ann Koch
 Added: Oct. 29, 2005
 
 
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