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Charles Edward Arcan
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Birth: May 1, 1848
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 17, 1907
Santa Cruz County
California, USA

Charles Edward Arcan was born in Illinois to Jean Baptiste and Abigail Arcan. When Charles was just one year old his parents joined the Sand Walking Company wagon train to travel to California and became one of the original Jayhawkers. Deciding to take a short cut they ended up in Death Valley, and spent Christmas Day there before they found their way out.
His mother, faced with leaving her belongings in Death Valley refused to give us her fine linen tablecloth, so she wrapped it around her and carried it out.
The family moved to Santa Cruz where Charles became an excellent swimmer and once saved the life of Gov. Leland Sanford for which he was presented a gold headed cane.
On March 3, 1868 he married Josephine Chaurett and they had 5 children, John, Hattie, Charles, Josephine and Mary. His wife died in 1880 and on May 25, 1889 he married Etta Berry. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Baptiste Arcan (1813 - 1869)
  Abigail H Miller Arcan (1817 - 1891)
 
 Spouse:
  Etta Berry Ryan (1855 - 1940)*
 
 Children:
  John Edward Arcan (1868 - 1910)*
  Harriette Louise Arcan Barclay (1870 - 1951)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Edward Arcan (1848 - 1907)
  Julia S. Arcan (1850 - 1850)*
  Julia Madeline Arcan (1860 - ____)*
  Abbie Carolyn Arcan Flores (1862 - 1918)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Age: 58 Native of: IL COD: natural
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz County
California, USA
Plot: 214
 
Created by: Santa Cruz Museum of Art...
Record added: Jul 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73844773
Charles Edward Arcan
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