Charles William Van Avery

6 January 1870–17 May 1957 (Age 87)
Fulton, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

The Life of Charles William

When Charles William Van Avery was born on 6 January 1870, in Fulton, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, his father, Oscar Almarion Van Avery, was 33 and his mother, Lucinda Warner, was 28. He married Viola Lance on 16 March 1889, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in 1910. He died on 17 May 1957, in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Fulton, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States.

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Charles William Van Avery
Viola Lance
Marriage: 16 March 1889
Ernest William van Avery
Forrest or Forest VAN AVERY
Roy Millard Van Avery
Leo Dale Van Avery
Robert Glenn VAN AVERY
Lucinda M. VAN AVERY

Spouse and Children

16 March 1889
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Oscar Almarion Van Avery


    Lucinda Warner




World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

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.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 9

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles Van Avery, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Charles Van Avery, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Cas Van Avery in entry for Leo D. Van Avery, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"

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