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Charles Wesley Tolles
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Birth: Dec. 2, 1823
Geneva
Ontario County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 8, 1923
Washington
Washington County
Iowa, USA

First wife was Sylvia Case. 2nd wife was Mary Amanda Nash Tolles.

Charles Wesley "Hundred Weight" Tolles was born in Dec 1823 in Batavia, Genesse, New York, USA.In About 1850 he married Sylvia C. Case. They lived in Silvercreek, Mills, Iowa in 1860. Their neighbors were Z.B. Nash and his wife Anna who was a sister of Sylvia Case. By 1870 C.W. had run away with Mary Nash, the daughter of his wife's sister, leaving Sylvia with 4 children. Sylvia married Thomas L. Rogers and lived in Seward Co., Nebraska. C.W. and Mary (Nash) Tolles had 9 children. They lived in Hedrick, Keokuk Co., IA in 1895. In
1900 he and Mary lived in Center Twp., Wapello Co., IA. By 1910 Mary had died and C.W. was living with his son Harry and wife in Fremont, Colorado. He visited Mills Co., Iowa where he gave an account of the early days in Mills Co.
(see Mills Co IA GenWeb) In the 1915 Iowa Census C.W. was in Ottumwa and in 1920 he was in Washington, Washington County, Iowa, living with his daughter Mary (Tolles) Woods and her family. In about 1921 An article was published about the
old man walking around the town square every morning. That article was seen by his son Loren/Lorain Gaston Tolles who traveled to Washington, knocked on the door and surprised his long lost father. C.W. then went back to Elkhart, Iowa
and lived with Loren and his family for a few months then returned to Washington where he died in March 1923. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Amanda Nash Tolles (1843 - 1901)
 
 Children:
  Maria E Tolles Rogers (1852 - 1921)*
  Lorain Gaston Tolles (1856 - 1935)*
  Mary Mae Tolles Woods (1865 - 1962)*
  Helen Patience Tolles Nash (1869 - 1964)*
  Grace Melissa Tolles McMullen (1872 - 1957)*
  Harry Augustus Tolles (1878 - 1947)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Brooks Cemetery
Hedrick
Keokuk County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: "IRISH EYES ARE SMILING"
Record added: Apr 04, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8596921
Charles Wesley Tolles
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Charles Wesley Tolles
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From your great-great-great granddaughter with love,Amy
- amyanne4
 Added: Jul. 18, 2012
Charles Wesley Tolles is the maternal grandfather of my maternal grandmother.
- Betty L. Buchanan
 Added: Feb. 3, 2009

- "IRISH EYES ARE SMILING"
 Added: Apr. 4, 2004
 
 
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