Charles Edwin Colwell

8 March 1851–29 April 1928 (Age 77)
Maine, United States

The Life of Charles Edwin

When Charles Edwin Colwell was born on 8 March 1851, in Maine, United States, his father, Charles Colwell, was 34 and his mother, Delia Ann Morgan, was 27. He married Lillie Sarah White on 28 March 1882. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Wahkonsa Township, Webster, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 29 April 1928, at the age of 77, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States.

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Charles Edwin Colwell
Lillie Sarah White
Marriage: 28 March 1882
Merton E Colwell
Augusta Colwell
Eva May Colwell
Augustus W. Colwell
Martha Delia Colwell

Spouse and Children

28 March 1882
Webster, Iowa


    Merton E Colwell


    Augusta Colwell


    Eva May Colwell



    Martha Delia Colwell


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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 6

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 21

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Northumberland and Devon named Colwell. The former is named with Old English col ‘(char)coal’ or cōl ‘cool’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’; the latter has as the first element a Celtic river name, Coly, apparently meaning ‘narrow’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles Colwell in household of Charles Colwell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Chas Colwell in household of Chas Colwell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Charles E Colwell, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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