Charles Wesley Meredith

Male 1859 - 1940


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  • Name  Charles Wesley Meredith 
    Born  17 May 1859  probably, Woodstock, Oxford Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Census  14 Jun 1894  Thompsonville, Benzie Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • The Meredith family lived on Fourth Avenue in Thompsonville. Charles is listed as "common laborer" and was not employed 4 months during the past census year (June 1893-1894). He indicated he had first come to Michigan 34 years prior.
    Died  23 Mar 1940  Roscommon, Roscommon Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Charles died while riding in an automobile traveling with his (son-in-law, Rex?) returning to Houghton Lake from a visit in Lansing. After stopping for food in Clare, Michigan, by the time they reached Houghton Lake he had quietly died.

      Ingham Co: no death record 12/98
      Check Roscommon Co
    Buried  26 Mar 1940  Thompsonville Cemetery, Thompsonville, Benzie Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • In the 1900 census, Charles Meredith was "French Canadian", as were his parents. Later in the 1910 and 1920 census, he lists his birthplace as Canada (English)? In 1920 he is still not a naturalized citizen. He came to Michigan in 1861 with his parents.

      The 1900 census indicates that Sarah was the mother of 6 children but with 3 alive in 1900. The 1910 census indicates that she was the mother of 8 children with 4 children alive. According to a cousin in Thompsonville, Craig Meredith, three children died in a fire. Need to determine the date of the fire from cemetery records of Thompsonville Cemetery. [db 12/94]

      The family moved to Michelson near Houghton Lake in Roscommon County about 1906. In the 1920 Census, Sarah lists her father and mother as being both born in New York. There were four boarders listed and seemingly they were all Merediths as the enumerator did not indicate other surnames. Charles listed his occupation as Lumber Piler at a sawmill.

      He had red hair and often had a pipe in his mouth. His later years, he lived with his son Verl in Lansing.
    Person ID  I1422  Bryant
    Last Modified  6 Feb 2016 

    Father  Cyrus Meredith,   b. 20 Jun 1836, probably, Garafraxa Twp, Wellington Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1909, Thompsonville, Benzie Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah Lorena Lounsbury,   b. 23 Jul 1839, probably, Woodstock, Oxford Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Nov 1912, Lansing Twp, Ingham Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1856  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Married 44 years in 1900 census.
    Family ID  F200  Group Sheet

    Family  Sarah M. Harrison,   b. 29 May 1866, Kinderhook, Branch Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 May 1921, Charlevoix, Charlevoix Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 Sep 1880  Greenleaf Twp, Sanilac Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Record as recorded in Sanilac Co: page 110, #77, 14 Sep 1880 in Greenleaf Township. Charles W. Meridith, age 27, born Canada, occupation: farmer, residence: Tuscola Co; Sarah M. Harrison, age 16, born: Michigan; Married by Wilson J. M. Jones, Justice of the Peace; Witnesses: Richard Merideth (of Greenleaf) & Holly Ridgeway.
    Children 
     1. Ada Belle Meredith,   b. 09 Aug 1881, Cass City, Tuscola Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 May 1974, Roscommon, Roscommon Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Alton Wells Meredith,   b. 17 Feb 1884, Cass City, Tuscola Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1976, Lansing, Ingham Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Louise E. Meredith,   b. Jun 1886, Cass City, Tuscola Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1924
     4. Verl Charles Meredith,   b. 11 Sep 1906, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1998, Lansing, Ingham Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F199  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 May 1859 - probably, Woodstock, Oxford Co, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Sep 1880 - Greenleaf Twp, Sanilac Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 14 Jun 1894 - Thompsonville, Benzie Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Mar 1940 - Roscommon, Roscommon Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 26 Mar 1940 - Thompsonville Cemetery, Thompsonville, Benzie Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S179] 1894 Census, Michigan, Weldon Twp, Benzie Co. (Thompsonville)..


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