|Birth: ||Feb. 14, 1864|
|Death: ||Jan. 21, 1909|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
From: Portrait and Biographical Record of the State of Colorado, 1899
CHARLES L. TUTT, president of the Colorado-Philadelphia Reduction Company, of Colorado Springs, vice-president and a director of the C. O. D. Gold Mining Company, president of the Cripple Creek Sampling and Ore Company, president of the Townsite Gold Mining Company, the Hayden Gold Mining Company, the Pennsylvania Gold Developing Company and the Annie Gold Mining Company, of Cripple Creek, has been identified intimately with the development of this famous mining region, which, in 1897, produced one-fifth of the entire output of gold in the United States and one-twentieth of that of the whole world.
Mr. Tutt and his sister, Mrs. F. O. Woods, were the only children of Dr. Charles Pendleton Tutt. The latter was born on Santa Rosa Island, Fla., November 2, 1832. His father, Col. Charles Pendleton Tutt, who was navy agent at the port of Pensacola, near which Santa Rosa Island is situated, died one month before the birth of his only sou. A few months later the widow took her two children north in ship, provided for that purpose by President Jackson, a personal friend of the family. After a narrow escape from shipwreck in a furious storm off Cape Hatteras, they reached the old homestead, near Leesburg, Va., and there passed his early youth. He spent two years in Burlington (Vt.) College, but after two years there was compelled to leave on account of poor health. He spent a year in the mountains of Virginia and so improved in health that he was able to resume his studies. He entered the University of Pennsylvania in 1852, and was an office student of Dr. George B. Wood, professor of the theory and practice of medicine. In 1856 he graduated with honors. Soon afterward he was appointed resident physician in Blackley Hospital, Philadelphia, where he remained for eighteen months.
January 4, 1859, Dr. Tutt married Miss Rebecca, daughter of J. Fisher Leaming, a merchant of Philadelphia. During the preceding year he was elected a district physician of the Philadelphia Dispensary, which office he filled for six years. In 1862 he was appointed visiting physician to the Satterlee United States Army General Hospital in Philadelphia, a position which he occupied from that time until the close of the war. For some years he was demonstrator in the Philadelphia School of Anatomy, and assistant to the professor of theory and practice in the University of Pennsylvania, under Drs. Pepper and Stille. He was also physician to Magdalene Hospital. From 1859 he served as visiting physician and librarian to Blackley Hospital, where he presided over daily clinics. In April, 1866, an epidemic of typhus fever spread through the almshouse, and he was constantly in attendance upon the sick. April 26 he retired ill, and the next day was attacked by the fever, from which his death followed May n, 1866. His untimely death inflicted a heavy loss upon his widow and two children, upon the profession his talents had honored, and upon his personal friends. Inheriting much of the intelligence of his distinguished father, studious, courageous, manly, and with high principles, he was esteemed for the sterling qualities that compelled admiration and won friendship. Well-grounded in professional in formation, he yet had the courage to investigate and think for himself, and his talents were an ornament to his profession.
The subject of this article was born in Philadelphia February 14, 1864. He attended and graduated from the Ury Boarding School, after which he was a student in Ferris Institute. Choosing a business life, at seventeen years of age he became a clerk for Peter Wright & Co., and after two years accepted a place in the main office of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, where he spent two years. In 1884 he came to Colorado, where he bought a ranch eighteen miles northeast of Colorado Springs, on the divide. For three years he continued in the stock business at "Thayden," then sold out his ranch and started in the real-estate business in Colorado Springs, opening a branch office in Pueblo. He was among the first to enter the Cripple Creek region, where he located the C. O. D., and after operating it for two years he and his associates sold it for $260,000, this being the first large sale of a mine in the district. In 1894 he erected the Cripple Creek Sample and Ore Company's plant, located on the Denver & Rio Grande tracks, but it proved too small and was sold, a new sampler being built on the Midland Terminal road in Cripple Creek; this is still operated.
In 1896 the Colorado-Philadelphia Reduction Company was formed and the works erected in Colorado City. The officers of the company are: Charles L. Tutt, president; Spencer Penrose, secretary and treasurer; and C. M. MacNeill, vice-president and general manager. The plant has a capacity of two hundred and fifty tons per day, and employment is furnished one hundred and twenty-five hands. Some years ago Mr. Tutt organized the Totman Patent House Company, which built many houses in mining camps. He and his partner, Mr. Penrose, started the town of Gillett, El Paso County, and have also been large contributors to the development of their home town, Colorado Springs.
In February, 1899, Messrs. Tutt, Penrose & MacNeill organized the National Gold Extraction Company, located at Florence, Fremont County. The company have purchased the reduction works at Florence, formerly owned by the Kilton Company; also the sampler belonging to the same company in Cripple Creek, and have enlarged the Kilton reduction plant, this work being completed in May, 1899. The new works are located on the Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad. The capacity of the chlorination plant will be about one hundred tons a day, the sampler upwards of two hundred tons a day. About sixty men are employed. These works will offer shippers an outlet via Florence and the Rio Grande Railroad. The general offices of the company are at Colorado Springs, with local offices at the works. The officers are: Charles I. Tutt, president; Spencer Penrose, secretary and treasurer; and C. M. MacNeill, vice-president.
Mr. Tutt is a member of the board of governors of the El Paso Club, and of the Cheyenne Mountain Country Club, and is also a non-resident member of the Denver Club. He has a country home on the banks of the Columbia River in Oregon, where he has excellent sport in hunting and fishing, when his business duties permit him a well-earned vacation. Politically he is a Republican. His marriage took place in Philadelphia and united him with Josephine Thayer, who was born in that city. Her father, Hon. Russell M. Thayer, was one of the most eminent jurists of Philadelphia, occupying a seat upon the bench for more than twenty years, besides which he was honored by election as a member of congress. Mr. and Mrs. Tutt have three children: Sophy, Charles L., Jr., and William Thayer.
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Pendleton Tutt (1832 - 1866)
Rebecca Leaming Tutt (1835 - 1888)
Josephine Thayer Thayer Tutt (1858 - 1912)*
Sophia Watwough Tutt (1887 - 1903)*
Charles Leaming Tutt (1889 - 1961)*
Russell Thayer Tutt (1890 - 1891)*
William Thayer Tutt (1893 - 1917)*
Note: Buried: 1/21/1909, Source: City of Colo Spgs cemetery data 3/20/09
El Paso County
Plot: Block 0000K 000050 - 0000SW
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