|Birth: ||Jan. 29, 1860|
|Death: ||Jan. 6, 1933|
From all accounts my Great Grandfather, Charles Frederick Mader was a Dandy, a performer, a man about town. A good looking man who liked to have his picture taken, which was easily accomplished as his brother, Frederick C. was a professional photographer. He was a very accomplished musician, playing in many bands, directing some, giving music lessons. His most interesting musical note probably was giving music lessons to and being good friends with Warren G. Harding; and having an opportunity to join John Philip Sousa's Band. His wife, Granny wanted no part of his traveling about to further his musical career, and so he also was a grocer. At one point his residence was above and behind the family grocery store; with his brother's photography studio in the same building.
Death Certificate #5536
Charles F. Mader
place, Ross Co.
Residence 365 Mill Street
wife Mary Mader (Mary Florence)
age 72, 11 months 7 days
Father: William H. Mader
father's place of birth: Germany
Mother: Margaret Heinlein
mother's place of birth: Germany
Burial Grandview Cemetery
Birth date 1-29-1860
date of death: 1-6-1933
cause of death: Angina Pectoris
Informant: Mary his wife
no surgery or autopsy was performed
TAKEN FROM JULY 1984 CHILLICOTHE JAYCEES OLD FASHIONED 4TH
OF JULY CELEBRATION PROGRAM BOOKLET
Musical Entertainment through the years...by John R. Grabb June 1, 1984, page 10
CHARLES F. MADER
Charley Mader was one of our finest cornet players. He left Chillicothe in the early
1880's and went to Marion, Ohio, where he led their brass band. In Marion he taught
Warren G. Harding the rudiments of horn-playing. Returning to Chillicothe he played in
the 20th Century Band and gave music lessons at his Mill Street home. He directed the Clarksburg Band at the Republican Rally in Clarksburg on September 20, 1910. On that occasion our soon-to-be president, Warren G. Harding, was pleasantly surprised to discover his old friend and teacher. He recalled how Charley looked cross at him many times when giving lessons and also when they played in the band together at the Ross County Fair. Harding, who played the slide trombone, became President of the U.S. in 1920.
OBITUARY JANUARY 7, 1933, The Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe, Ohio
Charles F. Mader, 365 Mill Street passed away Friday evening at ten o'clock with heart disease, following an illness of one week. The deceased was born January 29, 1860 in this city, son of William H. & Marquerite Heinlen (typo in paper, Heinlein is correct), Mader, and was married to Mary Gartner, November 29, 1888. The deceased was a faithful member of the Walnut Street M.E. church, and will be sadly missed in the community.
Surviving him besides his widow are four children: Mrs. George H. Mathewson of Winnepeg Canada, Mrs. Harry S. Allen of Memphis, Tenn; Albert Mader and Miss Irene Mader of this city. One sister Mrs. Barbara Hagemann of this city and a brother, Jacob S. Mader of Bucyrus, Ohio also survive.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the residence with Rev. Vorhis officiating. burial will be made in Grandview cemetery.
William Henry Mader (1830 - 1895)
Anna Margarite Heinlein Mader (1835 - 1897)
Mary Florence Gartner Mader (1861 - 1956)*
Ida Mader Honnold (1869 - 1964)*
Melissa Marqueretta Mader Mathewson (1890 - 1967)*
Viola Mader Allen (1893 - 1971)*
Irene Mader (1895 - 1988)*
Charles Albert Mader (1896 - 1959)*
Plot: section 19 lot 23
Created by: schcrochet
Record added: Feb 05, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10430353