Charles Wesley Pace

2 June 1855–9 July 1934 (Age 79)
Luzerne, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Charles Wesley

When Charles Wesley Pace was born on 2 June 1855, in Luzerne, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John D. Pace Jr., was 24 and his mother, Hannah Marie Biesecker, was 22. He married Abbie L. Clark on 21 September 1876, in Mondovi, Buffalo, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Naples, Buffalo, Wisconsin, United States for about 50 years and San Leandro, Alameda, California, United States in 1930. He died on 9 July 1934, in Mondovi, Buffalo, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Oak Park Cemetery, Mondovi, Buffalo, Wisconsin, United States.

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Charles Wesley Pace
Abbie L. Clark
Marriage: 21 September 1876
Floy Ethel Pace
Clair Royal Pace
Forest Clark Pace
Wayne Meredith Pace
Vema H Pace

Spouse and Children

21 September 1876
Mondovi, Buffalo, Wisconsin, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Edgar Rensslaer Pace


    Henry Benton Pace


    John Dillon Pace


    Emma Jane Pace


World Events (8)

1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 2

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 21

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a vernacular short form of the Latin personal name Paschalis ( see Pascal , Italian Pasquale ).2 nickname for a mild-mannered and peaceable person, from Middle English pace, pece ‘peace’, ‘concord’, ‘amity’ (via Anglo-Norman French from Latin pax, genitive pacis).3 Italian: from the medieval personal name Pace, used for both men and women, from the word pace ‘peace’ (see 1).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Charles Wesley Pace in household of John Pace, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Charles Pace in household of John Pace, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Charles Wesley Pace, "United States Census, 1930"

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