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Dr Charles Purnell Montgomery
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Birth: Dec. 30, 1872
Saint Peter
Nicollet County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Nov. 27, 1957
Saint Paul
Ramsey County
Minnesota, USA

Born in St. Peter, Minnesota, the middle son of Mjr. Thomas Montgomery and Sarah Purnell Montgomery. Charles was always a very serious boy and good student. He attended local schools in St Peter and St. Paul and as his siblings, attended nearby Hamline University (Class 1896). He continued training at the University of Minnesota, in dentistry. He was an early dentist in St. Paul, Minnesota with a practice both in downtown St Paul, as well as in the Hamline-Macalester neighborhood. As his father, served as a St. Paul Alderman. He also ran for the Minnesota Legislature. He was a very active member of the Hamline M.E. Church and Hamline Alumni Association. He spearheaded the campaign to recognize his father's many years of leadership and financial assistance to both the Hamline church and Hamline University by creating a scholarship and dedication of a large Hamline M.E. Church stained glass window, depicting Thomas Montgomery's many community service activities. Charles was also steward of his father's Civil War letters and diaries, his uniform, maps, rifle and swords. Much of this material was saved, stored and protected as it was passed thru the later generations of the family and donated to the Minnesota Historical Society in the Major Thomas Montgomery Family Collection.
Charles also followed his father into masonry and was an active Mason for over 40 years.

Family links: 
  Thomas Montgomery (1841 - 1907)
  Sarah Ann Purnell Montgomery (1847 - 1940)
  Elizabeth Ann Meachem Montgomery (1878 - 1969)
  Edmund Alexander Montgomery (1868 - 1952)*
  Cora Belle Montgomery (1871 - 1935)*
  Charles Purnell Montgomery (1872 - 1957)
  Edith Margaret Montgomery Catlin (1874 - 1960)*
  George Damren Montgomery (1878 - 1931)*
  Thomas Baskin Montgomery (1881 - 1941)*
  Grant Montgomery (1885 - 1964)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakland Cemetery
Saint Paul
Ramsey County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: D. Montgomery
Record added: Nov 20, 2012
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Dr Charles Purnell Montgomery
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Dr Charles Purnell Montgomery
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Dr Charles Purnell Montgomery
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 Added: Jan. 23, 2013

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