|Birth: ||Jun. 21, 1880|
|Death: ||May 16, 1955|
Funeral services for Charlie Carson, 74, will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Stanton chapel, the Rev. Harold Roberts officiating. Burial will be in the Old Huron cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tommy Carson, Virgil Carson, Ralph Hollands, Leo Hiebsch, Herbert Koppa and Lloyd Vandiver.
Farmer Found Shot to Death
Charlie Carson 74, prominent retired farmer of the Old Huron community, died at 6:30 o'clock this morning at his home of a gunshot wound. Dee Walker, coroner of Atchison county, and Sheriff Casimir Kurtz, who made an investigation, said that the wound was self-inflicted with a 410 – gauge shotgun. They reported that Carson had been in poor health two years. Mrs. Carson was mending overalls when her husband went into the hallway of the home and shot himself, they said.
A son of P. K. Carson and Lonisa Shields Carson, Charlie Carson was born June 21, 1880, on a farm in Smith County near Cedar. He was nine years old when his parents came to Atchison county in a covered wagon. Their home was originally in Nodoway county, Missouri.
Charlie Carson was reared in the Cummings community and attended the Cummings school.
April 14, 1909 he married Miss Frank Etta Grimes. The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Grimes, near Shannon, by Rev. J. H. Bishop.
Mr. and Mrs. Carson began housekeeping on a farm west of Shannon before moving to the present farm home in Old Huron.
For many years Carson was member of the Old Huron school board.
Carson liked fine horses and always had a number of them on his place.
Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. George (Wilda) Behler, of the home: three sister, Mrs. Nell Vandiver, Mrs. Maude Peak and Mrs. Maggie Holland, all of Atchison, and Oral Carson, Wymore, Neb., and nine grandchildren, Edythe, Lois, Linda, Sharon, Kent, Pamela and Paul Behler, all of the home and Grimes Behler, in the army at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., and Mrs. Conrad McConnaughey, Atchison, Route3: and a great grandson.
Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
Mr. Carson was a devoted father and husband and a good neighbor.
Funeral services will be held at the Stanton chapel at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the old Huron cemetery. Pallbearers will be Virgil and Tommy Carson, Leo Hiebsch, Herbert Koppa, Ralph Hollands and Lloyd Vandiver.
Atchison Daily Globe, Tuesday, May 17, 1955
Frank Etta Carson (1883 - 1968)
Created by: Stephen Nottingham
Record added: Nov 21, 2011
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