Charles Joplin Pruitt Sr

22 May 1902–8 June 1996 (Age 94)
Sidney, Champaign, Illinois, United States

The Life of Charles Joplin

When Charles Joplin Pruitt Sr was born on 22 May 1902, in Sidney, Champaign, Illinois, United States, his father, William Perkins Pruitt, was 33 and his mother, Minta Hillard, was 33. He married Nora Marie Feeler on 7 January 1927, in Covington, Troy Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Homer, Champaign, Illinois, United States in 1930 and Sidney Township, Champaign, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 8 June 1996, in Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Homer, Champaign, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Joplin Pruitt Sr
Nora Marie Feeler
Marriage: 7 January 1927
William C. " Bill" Pruitt
Charles Wayne Pruitt
Charles W Pruitt
Shirley Carl Pruitt
Delores Josephine Pruitt
Lester Donald Pruitt
Thelma Lavonne Pruitt

Spouse and Children

7 January 1927
Covington, Troy Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Perkins Pruitt


    Minta Hillard




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 8

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 25

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

French and English: nickname from a pet form of Old French proux ‘valiant’, ‘brave’, or ‘wise’ ( see Proulx , Prue ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles J Pruitt, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles J Pruitt, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charley J Pruitt in household of William P Pruitt, "United States Census, 1910"

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