• Charles Manson

    1934 - 2017

    Charles Manson (1934 - 2017)

    Charles Manson Charles Milles Manson (born Charles Milles Maddox, November 12, 1934 – November 19, 2017) was an American criminal and cult leader who formed what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune in California in the late 1960s. Manson’s followers committed a series of nine murders at four locations in July and August […]

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  • Charles Melville Hays

    1856 - 1912

    Charles Melville Hays (1856 - 1912)

    Disaster Victim. Died in the sinking of the “RMS Titanic” on April 14-15, 1912. He was President of Canada’s Grand Trunk Railway.  Family links:  Spouse:  Clara Jennings Gregg Hays (1859 – 1955)*  Children:  Orian Hays Hickson (1884 – 1979)* *Calculated relationshipCause of death: Titanic sinking Inscription:The inscription on the back of the monument at the […]

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  • Charles Michael Schwab

    1862 - 1939

    Charles Michael Schwab (1862 - 1939)

    Industrialist. Born in Williamsburg, Pennsylvania, to John Anthony Schwab and his wife Pauline Farabaugh, Charles Schwab early came to the attention of industrial baron Andrew Carnegie. Schwab rose to the presidency of Carnegie Steel by 1897, and became first president of the newly-organized United States Steel in 1901. He resigned the presidency two years later […]

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  • Charles Morrison Durand

    1811 - 1905

    Charles Morrison Durand (1811 - 1905)

    Lawyer and author. He was convicted of complicity in the 1837 rebellion and, as a result, spent many years in exile in the United States.  Family links:  Spouses:  Sarah Bostwick Durand (1820 – 1855)*  Mary Ann Bradshaw Durand (1829 – 1918)*  Children:  Charles H. Durand (____ – 1847)*  Charles Albert Durand*  Helen Durand (1838 – […]

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  • Charles Mott

    1875 - 1973

    Charles Mott (1875 - 1973)

    Charles Mott was born on June 2, 1875 in Newark, Essex County, N.J.[1] to John Coon Mott and Isabella Turnball Stewart. He graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1897 with an engineering degree. He began working for his father and his uncle, Fred Mott, who had purchased a bicycle wheel making business (Weston-Mott Co.).[citation needed] […]

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  • Charles Nash

    1864 - 1948

    Charles Nash (1864 - 1948)

    Charles Nash was born to a poor farming family in Cortland, Illinois, on what is now Route 38 — Lincoln Highway. His mother was Anna E. “Annie” Cadwell (1829–1909) who married David L. Nash. Other Nash siblings included Mazovia (b. 1862), George C. (b. 1866) and Laura W. (b. 1868). After Charles’ parent’s separation, at age […]

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  • Charles Nolan

    1957 - 2011

    Charles Nolan (1957 - 2011)

    Charles Nolan (June 5, 1957 – January 30, 2011 in New York City, New York) was an American fashion designer. He was the fifth in a family of nine children and was raised in the New City borough of Brooklyn and the New York City suburb of Massapequa, Long Island.  Nolan graduated from the Fashion […]

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  • Charles O’Banion

    1892 - 1924

    Charles O’Banion (1892 - 1924)

    O’Banion was born to Irish Catholic parents in the small town of Maroa in Central Illinois. The O’Banion family moved to Aurora, Illinois, when Dean was a small child. In 1901, after his mother’s death, he moved to Chicago with his father and one of his brothers (a second brother, Frank, remained in Maroa). The […]

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  • Charles Ormand Eames

    1907 - 1978

    Charles Ormand Eames (1907 - 1978)

    Renowned Furniture Designer, Architect. St. Louis native Eames began his architectural studies at Washington University. After returning from Europe, he founded the firm of Gray & Eames. His work mainly consisted of designs for stained glass, textiles, furniture and ceramics. In 1839 he received a fellowship to Cranbrook Academy in Michigan where he studied and […]

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  • Charles Pearce Coleman

    1885 - 1951

    Charles Pearce Coleman (1885 - 1951)

    Actor in 223 films including: “The Girl From Missouri” (1934), “The Gay Divorcee” (1934), “One Hundred Men and A Girl” (1937), “Raffles” (1940), “Mexican Spitfire” (1940), “Girl Crazy” (1943), “Jane Eyre” (1944), “Diamond Horseshoe” (1945), and “Ma and Pa Kettle Go To Town” (1950). (bio by: TLS)

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  • Charles Peyton Glocker

    1970 - 1951

    Charles Peyton Glocker (1970 - 1951)

    Actor. A noted stage actor in New York City, he also appeared in films. His films include “Slander” (1916), as ‘Tremaine’s Valket,’ and “April Folly” (1920), as the ‘Butler.’

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  • Charles Pfizer

    1824 - 1906

    Charles Pfizer (1824 - 1906)

    Businessman. He co-Founded Pfizer Pharmaceuticals with his cousin Charles Erhart in 1849.  Family links:  Spouse:  Anna Hausch Pfizer (1840 – 1908)*  Children:  Ann Pfizer (____ – 1876)*  Gustavus Pfizer (1861 – 1944)*  Emile Pfizer (1866 – 1941)*  Alice Bachofen Pfizer Von Echt (1876 – 1959)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Charles Pillsbury

    1842 - 1899

    Charles Pillsbury (1842 - 1899)

    Charles Pillsbury was drawn to business in Minneapolis after experiencing and observing the commercial interests in Montreal, which processed grain from the west. Pillsbury’s uncle, John S. Pillsbury, had settled at the Falls of St. Anthony at Minneapolis in 1855; in 1869, Charles Pillsbury moved to the growing city of Mineapolis and established his flour […]

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  • Charles R. Bowers

    1887 - 1946

    Charles R. Bowers (1887 - 1946)

    Silent film actor and cartoonist. Supposedly kidnapped by the circus at age 6, he became an accomplished tightrope walker before returning home two years later. He held all sorts of random jobs, including various circus jobs, theatrical work and bronco busting. Bowers eventually took charge of the entire Mutt and Jeff series of cartoons for […]

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  • Charles Reed Bishop

    1822 - 1915

    Charles Reed Bishop (1822 - 1915)

    Businessman. Confidant of Hawaiian kings, husband of Princess Bernice.

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  • Charles Revson

    1906 - 1975

    Charles Revson (1906 - 1975)

    Businessman. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he was a pioneering cosmetics industry executive who created and managed Revlon. He began working for the Elka Cosmetic Company when decided to go into business for himself. He started the Revlon Cosmetics Company which specialized in a line of nail polishes, lipsticks, marketed through beauty salons and later at […]

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  • Charles Ringling

    1863 - 1926

    Charles Ringling (1863 - 1926)

    Entertainer. Born Charles Edward Rüngeling, one of seven sons of German immigrant and harness maker, August Rüngeling. After moving to Baraboo, Wisconsin the brothers Ringling created and performed a vaudeville-type show in Mazomanie, Wisconsin, on November 27, 1882. Two years later, the Ringling Brothers were able to open their first circus. By 1887, the growing […]

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  • Charles Rocket

    1949 - 2005

    Charles Rocket (1949 - 2005)

    Charles Rocket appeared from time to time with his friend Dan Gosch as superheroes “Captain Packard” and his faithful sidekick “Lobo”. In an RISD yearbook, the dynamic duo appeared in a photo at the Rhode Island State House with then-Governor Frank Licht.[citation needed] Rocket made several short films and fronted his band, the Fabulous Motels, […]

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  • Charles Ross “C. R.” Anthony

    1884 - 1976

    Charles Ross “C. R.” Anthony (1884 - 1976)

    Businessman. Founder of the Anthony’s chain of department stores. An orphan of a Tennessee farming family, Anthony started his career in retail with the J. C. Penney Company. In 1918 he partnered with the J. P. Martin Company in Cleveland, OK. Four years later he liquidated his shares in Martin and opened his own company […]

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  • Charles S. “Charlie” Abbey

    1866 - 1926

    Charles S. “Charlie” Abbey (1866 - 1926)

    Major League Baseball Player. He made his debut as an outfielder for the National League Washington Senators on August 16, 1893, and was the first person from Nebraska to play in the Major Leagues. He played his whole five year career, 1893 to 1897, with the Washington Senators, ending with a  .281 batting average, 492 […]

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  • Charles Samuel Addams

    1912 - 1988

    Charles Samuel Addams (1912 - 1988)

    Cartoonist. Born an only child in Westfield, New Jersey, he attended Westfield High School, where he was the art editor for the ‘Weather Vane’. He attended Colgate University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Grand Central School of Art in New York City briefly but refused to graduate from any of them. Making his first […]

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  • Charles Schmid

    1942 - 1975

    Charles Schmid (1942 - 1975)

    Charles Schmid was an illegitimate child adopted by Charles and Katharine Schmid, owners and operators of Hillcrest Nursing Home in Tucson, Arizona. He had a difficult relationship with his adoptive father, whom Katharine Schmid later divorced. When Schmid tried to meet his birth mother, she angrily told him never to come back.  He did poorly […]

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  • Charles Schulz

    1922 - 2000

    Charles Schulz (1922 - 2000)

    Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Schulz grew up in Saint Paul. He was the only child of Carl Schulz, who was born in Germany, and Dena Halverson, who was Norwegian. His uncle called him “Sparky” after the horse Spark Plug in Billy DeBeck’s comic strip, Barney Google.  Schulz loved drawing and sometimes drew his family dog, […]

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  • Charles Starkweather

    1938 - 1959

    Charles Starkweather (1938 - 1959)

    Starkweather was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, the third of seven children born to Guy and Helen Starkweather. The Starkweathers were a respectable family with well-behaved children of working class background. The family was poor, but they always had the basics. Guy Starkweather was by all accounts a mild-mannered man; he was a carpenter who was […]

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  • Charles Stewart Mott

    1875 - 1973

    Charles Stewart Mott (1875 - 1973)

    Industrialist, Philanthropist. He was an automotive pioneer who founded the Weston-Mott company which built a factory in Flint, Michigan which supplied axles for Buick automobiles at the adjacent Buick assembly plant. His company was sold to General Motors and he served as a General Motors director for the rest of his life. He established the […]

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  • Charles Stewart Rolls

    1877 - 1910

    Charles Stewart Rolls (1877 - 1910)

    British Automotive Pioneer, Industrialist. Known as the co-founder of Rolls-Royce Limited. Born into an aristocratic family, he graduated in Engineering at Cambridge, beginning very young to devote himself to engines design. The meeting with Henry Royce, which occurred in 1904 at the Automobile Club of London, was decisive for the creation of the prestigious english […]

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  • Charles Struckman Coyle

    1908 - 1996

    Charles Struckman Coyle (1908 - 1996)

    Charles S. Coyle, a 50-year resident of University City, Missouri, grew up in the Central West End. He was a graduate of The Principia and the University of Wisconsin and worked in management at Ralston Purina Co. for 20 years. He left to found the Folkestone Press, which published books on local history and architecture. […]

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  • Charles Stuart

    1959 - 1990

    Charles Stuart (1959 - 1990)

    In 1989, Charles ‘Chuck’ Stuart was serving as the general manager for Edward F. Kakas & Sons, furriers on Newbury Street. Stuart’s wife, Carol (née DiMaiti, born March 26, 1959, in Boston), was a tax attorney, and pregnant with the couple’s first child. On October 23, the couple were driving through the Roxbury neighborhood after […]

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  • Charles Sumner Greene

    1867 - 1957

    Charles Sumner Greene (1867 - 1957)

    Architect during the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century. Working with his brother, Henry, they designed what came to be known as “ultimate bungalows”, the most famous of these being the Gamble House in Pasadena, California. (bio by: Dear Jayne)  Family links:  Parents:  Thomas Sumner Greene (1842 – 1931)  Lelia Ariana Mather […]

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  • Charles Sydney Ainsworth

    1873 - 1922

    Charles Sydney Ainsworth (1873 - 1922)

    Actor. Born Charles Sydney Ainsworth in England (he used his middle name as his first name throughout his life), he came to the United States in 1877. During the Spanish-American War, he enlisted in the United States Army, and served as a Private in Company G, 1st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. After serving in Cuba, he […]

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