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Charles Henry Ainge
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Birth: Jul. 14, 1863
Wychavon District
Worcestershire, England
Death: Jul. 2, 1939
Los Angeles County
California, USA


Occupation: Detective (on the scene when they captured John Dillinger)

Died: at age 76; heart attack

Married (1): Nov 30, 1885, ADA SEAL, in St. Savior Church, Aston, District of Birmingham, County of Warwick, England

Three children:
1. Maude Louise AINGE
1889 -
2. unkn
3. unkn

Married (2): Sep 7, 1900, ELIZABETH PETERSON, Long Beach, California

Four children:
1. Violet Mabel AINGE
abt 1903 -
2. Arthur Henry AINGE
1904 - 1977
3. Walter Edward AINGE
1908 - 1968
4. Everett Charles AINGE
1910 - 1982

Charles Henry had an earlier wife, Ada Seal Ainge. They immigrated from England and lived in Atlantic City New Jersey. He was a well respected detective. They had three children, including my grandmother, Maud Louise Ainge. One day in 1898 or 1899, Charles Henry did not return home after work. He never returned home. Ada Seal Ainge returned to the Birmingham, England area, with her three children. She worked as a seamstress, which was about the lowest occupation available. Maud Ainge grew up to marry Harry Edgar Woodcock. They had three children, two daughters and a son, my father, Wallace George Woodcock. My dad shared a bed with Ada, Charles' wife, until she died. When Ada died, my father discovered she had been sending money to Pinkerton Detectives, all her life, in a futile effort to find Charles Henry Ainge. Ada, my grandmother and my father tried to track down Charles Ainge. They suspected he had been shot and his body dumped, while working as a detective.
by Valerie Woodcock Chandler, great-granddaughter

Letter written by Charles Ainge:
Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 29th 1898
To His Excellency the Governor of Florida
Dr Sir,
I beg to ask your excellency for position to look up Spanish Spies in Florida. There are no doubt many in this Country this is Spains means of warfare barbarism destruction of life and property - Enclosed please find my history
and references. I have filed a bond of $5000 here to act as a State Detective but there is nothing much to do in this State. I have been Employed in the English Detective Service and can Easy detect Suspicious Characters

I trust your Excellency can offer me employment to detect any Inhuman Spanish Spies that may be plotting to destroy life and property in Florida. If you cannot offer me position Kindly return my history. I can furnish you any letters of recommendation you may require.

Yours faithfully
Chas Ainge
Member of the Inter-State Sheriffs' Association

P.O. Box 63
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Family links: 
  Elizabeth Peterson Pearson (1878 - 1944)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Birth certifificate reflects Charles Henry Ainge was born in 1862
San Gabriel Cemetery
San Gabriel
Los Angeles County
California, USA
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Record added: Jun 05, 2009
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