Hiram R Charles

December 1839–9 April 1901 (Age 61)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Hiram R

When Hiram R Charles was born in December 1839, in Ohio, United States, his father, James Milton Charles, was 24 and his mother, Eunice ( Emma) Donaldson, was 20. He married Frances Almira Cook on 11 November 1891, in Monroe, Monroe, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Perrysburg, Wood, Ohio, United States for about 40 years. He died on 9 April 1901, in Perrysburg, Perrysburg, Wood, Ohio, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Perrysburg, Wood, Ohio, United States.

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Hiram R Charles
1839–1901
Frances Almira Cook
1858–1921
Marriage: 11 November 1891
Almira C. Charles
1892–1963
Leslie Robert Charles
1893–1965

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MARRIAGE
11 November 1891
Monroe, Monroe, Michigan, United States
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World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 2

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.
1846

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 17

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

1 French, Welsh, and English: from the French form of the Germanic personal name Carl ‘man’ (which was Latinized as Carolus). In France the personal name was popular from an early date, due to the fame of the Emperor Charlemagne ( ?742–814 ; Latin name Carolus Magnus, i.e. Charles the Great). The Old French form Charles was briefly introduced to England by the Normans, but was rare during the main period of surname formation. It was introduced more successfully to Scotland in the 16th century by the Stuarts, who had strong ties with France, and was brought by them to England in the 17th century. Its frequency as a Welsh surname is attributable to the late date of Welsh surname formation. Old English Ceorl ‘peasant’ is also found as a byname, but the resulting Middle English form, Charl, with a patronymic in -s, if it existed at all, would have been absorbed by the French form introduced by the Normans. Compare Carl . English variants pronounced with initial k- for the most part reflect the cognate Old Norse personal name Karl, Karli.2 Swedish: ornamental form of a Frenchified form of the Old Norse personal name Karl.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hiram Charles in household of James Charles, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Hiram Charles in household of James Charles, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Hiram Or Hiram R Charles, "United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890"

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