|Birth: ||Nov. 10, 1881|
|Death: ||Dec. 7, 1906|
Son of John Francis and Lucy Emma (Mickelwait) Lingenfelter
Charles, his brother, Fred and his father all had Typhoid Fever from drinking bad water out of a creek and were given medicine by doctor, but Charles didn't like the taste and spit it out behind his sick bed and died.
His brother and father recovered but were to ill to attend Charles's funeral.
Fred grieved the rest of his life for his older brother.
Survivors included his parents; brothers, Frederick John, Ralph Chester, and Samuel Ray; and sisters, Mary Winifred and Anna Laura.
Chas. Leslie, eldest son of John and Lucy Lingenfelter, was born Nov. 10, 1881, at Hillsboro, Iowa.
Peacefully and quietly departed this life, Dec. 7, 1906, at the home of his parents in Rocky Ford, Colo., at the age of 25 years, after an illness of almost three weeks with typhoid fever.
He came to Rocky Ford, May 10, 1905, in company with his eldest sister whose health requested a change of climate. Her health improving so rapidly, the parents were persuaded to leave the old Iowa home and come to Colorado which they did in September of 1905, hoping also that it would prove beneficial to a younger son whose health was not good.
In departing this life Charles Leslie leaves to mourn his loss a father and mother, three brothers, and two sisters as well as a large host of sympathizing friends.
Charles was a bright, energetic, upright, thoughtful and industrious young man, caring but little for the pleasures of the world. He was moral in habits and religiously inclined. When not at his work his time was mostly spent at home in reading. The parental roof was always vety dear to him and he found but little satisfaction away from home. He often admonished his young friends of the foolishness of recklessly wasting their time and money in wild ways and that they should save it for their older days.
Of a happy, cheerful disposisition he won many life long friends and he could truthfully say, "I keep a faithful friendship with my friend whom loyally I serve before myself." He was a patient, uncomplaining suffer during his last illness.
One of the sad features connected with the funeral services was the fact that another brother, Fred was lying ill with typhoid fever in the house at the time of his brother's death and burial.
A private funeral service was conducted from the home Sunday Dec. 9, 1906 at 2:30 p.m., by the Rev. Frank Hollenback of the First M. E. Church of Rocky Ford, the music being furnished by a quartet from the Methodist choir.
Beautitul floral offerings were given by friends and the Royal Neighbors.
"What language can justly pay tribute to the man who lived to
John Francis Lingenfelter (1853 - 1937)
Lucy Emma Mickelwait Lingenfelter (1857 - 1950)
Mary Winifred Lingenfelter Boling (1880 - 1960)*
Charles Leslie Lingenfelter (1881 - 1906)
Frederick John Lingenfelter (1882 - 1941)*
Ralph Chester Lingenfelter (1885 - 1969)*
Anna Laura Lingenfelter Amos (1887 - 1978)*
Valley View Cemetery
Plot: block 11
Created by: Flintstone
Record added: Apr 13, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13949889