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Charles Robert "Charlie" Medford
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Birth: Dec. 4, 1869
Helena
Phillips County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Mar. 22, 1959
Lamesa
Dawson County
Texas, USA

He was not a large man, as I remember him. About 5 foot 7 inches tall and always a slim build. When young his hair was light brown but thinned and receded early. He had light gray eyes. From the time I can remember him, he chewed Beech-Nut tobacco. He always wore sleeve garters, the only person I ever knew to wear them, and also wore suspenders.

Charlie never learned to drive a car, although he owned some and would drive a tractor only if none of the boys were there to do it.

He was a deacon in the First Baptist Church at Avery from 1912 till they left the county in 1923. He was later at First Baptist in Lamesa.

Charlie and Ruth also wore nightcaps to bed. I guess they clung to some of the old ways longer than most.

Tradition has it that Charlie was born in the covered wagon as they were crossing the Mississippi River in December 1869. He did state his birthplace as Helena, Phillips County, Arkansas.

In the fall of 1922, Charlie moved his family to Dawson County, Texas.
They moved by train. The family rode the passenger car, but Charlie rode with the stock in the freight car. Luther Lewis, a friend of the family in East Texas and had moved west earlier, wrote Charlie and wanted him to come out and help farm some land he had rented. Charles and Ruth had moved to Jones County in 1908 and stayed about a year but must not have liked it, as they moved back to Red River County within a year but the land here was worn out for cotton production and so it must have seemed a
good idea at the time in 1922 to move again.

When they moved to Jones County (1908), they were near Charlie's half brother Dr. James A. Arwood, a self educated Dr. who had moved there a couple of years earlier and bought land on the Clear Fork of the Brazos. In fact Dr. Arwood delivered the baby, Joe D., who was born while they were there.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Luke Rupert Medford (1824 - 1895)
  Louise Tedder Medford (1843 - 1926)
 
 Spouse:
  Ruth Anna Beatrice Keen Medford (1876 - 1967)*
 
 Children:
  Vivian Aileen Medford (1897 - 1900)*
  Charles Herman Medford (1898 - 1898)*
  Mary Louise Medford Hardman (1900 - 1981)*
  Gervaise R. Medford (1902 - 1993)*
  Perry Laval Medford (1904 - 1984)*
  Opal Mozelle Medford Ashby (1906 - 1986)*
  Joe Davis Medford (1909 - 2000)*
  Esther Imogene Medford Teague (1911 - 2001)*
  Seldon Irskin Medford (1914 - 2007)*
  James Edward Medford (1918 - 2007)*
 
 Siblings:
  Salena Adeline Medford McCleskey (1850 - 1928)**
  James Jefferson Medford (1852 - 1926)**
  William Monroe Medford (1854 - 1932)**
  Edward Lonzo Medford (1856 - 1928)**
  Parker Josiah Medford (1859 - 1949)**
  Charles Anderson P. Medford (1860 - 1870)**
  Theodore Napnee Arwood (1861 - 1894)**
  James Andrew Arwood (1862 - 1944)**
  Benjamin Wheeler Medford (1866 - 1943)**
  Charles Robert Medford (1869 - 1959)
  Matilda Jane Medford Wolf (1871 - 1918)*
  Havannah Medford Hall (1873 - 1900)*
  Sara Frances Medford Ozment (1876 - 1964)*
  Oscar Newton Medford (1878 - 1955)*
  Nora Edna Medford Hall (1882 - 1972)*
  Mae Florence Medford Wood (1885 - 1935)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Lamesa Memorial Park
Lamesa
Dawson County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Rose
Originally Created by: Shawn The Grave Hunter
Record added: Oct 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22333006
Charles Robert Charlie Medford
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Charles Robert Charlie Medford
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Charles Robert Charlie Medford
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