Charles Joseph Lister

13 December 1854–8 February 1947 (Age 92)
Iroquois, Illinois, United States

The Life of Charles Joseph

When Charles Joseph Lister was born on 13 December 1854, in Iroquois, Illinois, United States, his father, William Marshall Lister, was 28 and his mother, Catherine Songer, was 29. He married Martha Jane Guthrie on 16 January 1876, in Douglas Township, Jackson, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Douglas Township, Jackson, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Wabaunsee, Wabaunsee, Kansas, United States in 1910. He died on 8 February 1947, in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Mission Creek Cemetery, Marshall, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Joseph Lister
Martha Jane Guthrie
Marriage: 16 January 1876
Francis or Frank Marion Lister
Winfield Scott Lister
Hugh Marshall Lister
Maud Leona Lister
Ethel Rosemary Lister
Jesse Lister
Lewis Lister
Versie Lister

Spouse and Children

16 January 1876
Douglas Township, Jackson, Kansas, United States


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Parents and Siblings



    Bessie Lister


    Jane Lister



    Ellen Lister



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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 2

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 27

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a dyer, Middle English litster, an agent derivative (originally feminine; compare Baxter ) of lit(t)e(n) ‘to dye’ (Old Norse lita). This term was used principally in East Anglia and northern and eastern England (areas of Scandinavian settlement), and to this day the surname is found principally in these regions, especially in Yorkshire.2 Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Fhleisdeir ‘son of the arrow maker’.

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

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Story Highlight


I show in the book written by Jessie Mohe Lister Daniel that Charles was a farmer and Martha was a homemaker.

Sources (3)

  • Charles Lister in household of Julia Zlatnik, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • C Lister in household of W M Lister, "Kansas State Census, 1865"
  • Charles Lister, "United States Census, 1880"

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