Charles Simpson Thoeny

3 June 1876–1954 (Age 77)
La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Charles Simpson

When Charles Simpson Thoeny was born on 3 June 1876, in La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States, his father, John Thoeny, was 30 and his mother, Mary Rau, was 27. He lived in La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States for about 50 years. He died in 1954, at the age of 78, and was buried in La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States.

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Charles Simpson Thoeny

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    John Thoeny


    Mary Rau




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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 7

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Swiss German: from a pet form of the medieval personal name Anton ( see Anthony ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles Thoeny in household of John Thoeny, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Charles Thoeny, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles S Thoeny in household of John Thoeny, "United States Census, 1910"

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