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Charles Francis Alger
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Birth: Oct. 4, 1877
Hudson
Columbia County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 21, 1930
Bloomfield
Essex County
New Jersey, USA

He was the only son of Charles Alger and Helena Willett Freeland who had three older daughters. Charles Francis Alger married Elizabeth Charlotte Wirth of Jamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts on Oct. 9, 1912. They had one son - Carl Wirth Alger, born 1921 at Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts who married and had a daughter and son before he died at age 53 of the complications of juvenile diabetes.

Charles Francis Alger was also the only grandson of Charles Coffey Alger (1809 to 1874) who was prominent in the iron business during his lifetime and C. C. Alger's first wife Sarah Palmer from whom he obtained a divorce after 30 years of marriage and then six years of living separately.

Charles Francis Alger rose to the rank of First Sergeant in the Spanish-American War. He spent time working in the West Indies before and after his marriage. He also worked in the Boston area in a restaurant owned by his father-in-law. When the business had financial troubles Charles and his wife and son moved to Bloomfield, New Jersey. Charles died at his New Jersey home after a brief illness. At that time he was a car salesman and he left a wife and son who was about nine years old.

He was an Episcopalian and a Mason. He was only a year and a half old when his mother, Helena Willett Freeland, died at age 32 of pneumonia leaving a husband and three daughters who ranged in age from 4 to 12. He was raised by his widower father, Charles Alger, at Hudson, New York. As a young boy he had attended military school. His middle sister, Helena Willett Alger, the wife of Frank Farrand, was my grandmother on my father Frank Freeland Farrand's side of the family.

His parents and two of his three sisters and some other family members are buried at the Hudson City Cemetery at Hudson, New York. 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Alger (1836 - 1897)
  Helena Willett Freeland Alger (1846 - 1879)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Wirth Alger (1887 - 1936)
 
 Children:
  Carl Wirth Alger (1921 - 1975)*
 
 Siblings:
  Grace Coffey Alger Groat (1867 - 1942)*
  Helena Willett Alger Farrand (1870 - 1929)*
  Sarah Palmer Alger (1875 - 1949)*
  Charles Francis Alger (1877 - 1930)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory
Jamaica Plain
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Barbara Doxey
Record added: Nov 12, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6921839
Charles Francis Alger
Added by: Barbara Doxey
 
Charles Francis Alger
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