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 Charles F. “Cholly” Courtney, Jr

Charles F. “Cholly” Courtney, Jr

Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 2 Dec 1950 (aged 50)
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Columbarium
Memorial ID 66481723 · View Source
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Charles F. Courtney, Jr. was born in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania on 14 September 1900. He was the son of Charles Francis Courtney, Sr. and Annie (Minnich) Courtney. The younger brother of Gertrude (Courtney) Moore, the two were the older siblings of Helen Courtney. Their youngest sibling - a brother born in 1904 - died in childhood.

Raised in the Reading area, Charles - or "Cholly" as he was known to friends and family - became a wire chief at the age of 20 for the telephone company. By 1930, he was working as a salesman for the Reading Iron Company.

Cholly married Catharine Rebecka Snyder on 12 July 1947. He often referred to her as "Kitten" - or "Kit", for short. They resided together in Lancaster, Pennsylvania until his untimely death from a heart attack in 1950.

His ashes remained with Kit until her death in 1995, and then with another family member until his remains were interred in a niche with Kit and her two sisters, H. Corrine Snyder and Lillian E. Snyder, at the Columbarium in Charles Evans Cemetery in Reading, Pennsylvania. (Each individual's remains are separate, but the urns are housed together.)

He was interred 26 Jun 1980.

Family Members



1900 CHARLES F 1950
1906 CATHARINE S 1995

1901 H. CORRINE 1998
1908 LILLIAN E. 2001

Gravesite Details Charles F. Courtney is interred in the same columbarium niche with his second wife, Catharine ("Kit") Snyder Courtney, and Kit's sisters (his sisters-in-law), H. Corrine Snyder and Lillian E. Snyder.





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  • Added: 4 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 66481723
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles F. “Cholly” Courtney, Jr (14 Sep 1900–2 Dec 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 66481723, citing Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by lesnyder1 (contributor 47451559) .