Charles Sullings Kingsley

Charles Sullings Kingsley

Birth
Pittsford, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Death 11 Jul 1919 (aged 75)
Blossburg, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Mansfield, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 96280721 · View Source
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Occupation: Tanner

KINGSLEY Charles Sullings – Charles Sullings Kingsley died at the Blossburg hospital July 11, after a short illness. He was born in Pittsford, Vermont, June 13, 1844, the son of Ralph R. and Sara Sullings Kingsley. In 1847 his parents moved to Troy, Pa., where Mr. Kingsley was interested in the tannery. The family consisted of Mr. and Mrs. Kingsley, their son, Charles, and their daughters, Flora E. and Frances E. In 1865 the family moved to Mansfield, where Mr. Kingsley purchased the tannery, which was run by himself and his son, Charles, for many years, and later became the property of the subject of this sketch. Charles Kingsley conducted the tannery until a few years ago, when it was abandoned and Mr. Kingsley retired from business. Among his other business interests he owned the New Era Mills for many years. He was always one of the valued and substantial citizens of Mansfield and had a great deal to do with building up the town, says the Advertiser. Besides various interests in the town, he was a director of the Merchants National Bank in Elmira for many years. He served two enlistments during the civil war and was an active member of the G.A.R. On September 12, 18872, he married Jennie L. Bailey, of Mansfield. To them were born three children, Harry B., Ralph R., and Kate S. Mrs. Kingsley died in February, 1907. The two sisters of Mr. Kingsley, Frances E. and Flora E., both moved to California and both died in that state a few years ago. He is survived only by his children. Harry B. of Mansfield; Ralph R. of Ithaca, N.Y., and Kate S. (Mrs. F. P. Porcher, of Las Mesa, New Mex.) Mr. Kingsley was one of the valued citizens of the community. He was a fair man, in business and in his judgment of Men. His many acts of kindness and charitableness are known only to those who benefitted by the, but he was ever ready to respond to the deserving calls. He retired from business several years ago, but had lived most of the time at his home in this borough. He had spent some time with his sister, Miss Flora Kingsley, in California, previous to her death, and had also spent some time with his daughter in New Mexico. He had held many offices in Mansfield, and was for many years one of the valued directors of the school board. He held a warm spot in the affections of the G. A. R. and in fact, of all with whom he became acquainted. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. Joseph H. Bond officiating; members of the G. A. R. gave him the honors of their body in a portion of the service. The pall bearers were Dr. J. E. Williamson, Charles W. Earley, Charles T. Baldwin, A. H. Vosburg, Percy A. Coles and M. Schipbanker; interment in Prospect cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator 23 July 1919.


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  • Created by: Mbrick
  • Added: 30 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 96280721
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Sullings Kingsley (13 Jun 1844–11 Jul 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 96280721, citing Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Mbrick (contributor 47734541) .