Charles Stearns Fountain

23 October 1878–6 April 1969 (Age 90)
Sugar Creek, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Charles Stearns

When Charles Stearns Fountain was born on 23 October 1878, in Sugar Creek, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Thomas Fountain, was 43 and his mother, Luna Lucinda Stearns, was 34. He married Katherine White on 14 September 1905, in Sugar Creek, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Wisconsin, United States in 1969. He died on 6 April 1969, at the age of 90, and was buried in Tibbets, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States.

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Charles Stearns Fountain
Katherine White
Marriage: 14 September 1905
Forrest Charles Fountain
Vivian Fountaine
Winifred L. Fountaine

Spouse and Children

14 September 1905
Sugar Creek, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Fountain


    Luna Lucinda Stearns




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 5

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 24

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a spring or well, from Old French fontane, Middle English fontayne ‘fountain’; in some cases the name may have arisen from French habitational names ( Fontaine , Fonteyne, Lafontaine) of the same derivation.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Charles Fountaine, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles S Fountaine, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles S Fountaine, "United States Census, 1920"

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