Charles John Wise

29 July 1878–26 July 1951 (Age 72)
Paton, Greene, Iowa, United States

The Life of Charles John

When Charles John Wise was born on 29 July 1878, in Paton, Greene, Iowa, United States, his father, Henry Franklin Wise, was 31 and his mother, Amanda Ellen Ridenour, was 24. He married Winifred G. Buck on 14 June 1911, in Paton, Greene, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Adel, Dallas, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Sugar Grove Township, Dallas, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 26 July 1951, in Dallas Center, Dallas, Iowa, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Dallas Center, Dallas, Iowa, United States.

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Charles John Wise
Winifred G. Buck
Marriage: 14 June 1911
Gould DeVere Wise
Charles John Wise Jr.

Spouse and Children

14 June 1911
Paton, Greene, Iowa, United States


    Gould DeVere Wise


    Charles John Wise Jr.


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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.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 6

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

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

1 English: nickname for a wise or learned person, or in some cases a nickname for someone suspected of being acquainted with the occult arts, from Middle English wise ‘wise’ (Old English wīs). This name has also absorbed Dutch Wijs, a nickname meaning ‘wise’, and possibly cognates in other languages.2 Americanized form of German and Jewish Weiss ‘white’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles J Wise in household of Marcus A Jensen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charlie J Wise, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Charlie Wise in household of James Vance, "United States Census, 1900"

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