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Adolph Charron


Submitted by Doris Rake and Bill Moore


Adolph Charron, County Sheriff,

Muskegon, Michigan


Adolph Charron, born in Muskegon, Michigan, April 1, 1881; son of Celix and Henriette (DeMars) Charron.

Celix Charron, born in Canada, in 1846.  He later came to the United States, and settled in Muskegon, Michigan., where he was employed in a sawmill.  He was accidentally drowned in 1888.  His wife, Henriette (DeMars) Charron was born in Canada, in 1849, and died in 1925.  They were the parents of twelve children of whom Adolph was the tenth.

Adolph Charron, attended grade school, in Muskegon, Michigan.  When 14 years of age, he entered the employ of the Stewart Hartshorn Curtain Manufacturing Company, of Muskegon, where he remained, six years.  He then was successively employed as follows:  by the Chase-Hackley Company, manufacturers of pianos, two years; by Gray Brothers, dealers in office supplies; by the Century Club, as assistant steward, and later as bartender.  Mr. Charron then owned and operated a saloon, 4 years.  In 1921, he was appointed deputy sheriff, and in1925, became manager of a gasoline station of the Cardinel-Dixie Oil Company, maintaining this position until 1931.  In 1931, he was elected sheriff of Muskegon County, Michigan, on the Republican ticket, which office he holds at the present time.  Mr. Charron is a member of  the following:  Elks Lodge; Moose; Eagles; Knights of Columbus; Muskegon Recreation Club; Foreman's Club; Citizens Historical Association (Indianapolis, Indiana) ; and Saint Joseph's Catholic Church.

On May 8, 1906, Adolph Charron married Amelia Schuler, who was born in Muskegon, Michigan, daughter of John Schuler.  Mr. and Mrs. Charron are the parents of three children;  (1) Evelyn M., who is employed by the Consumers Power Company, of Muskegon.  (2) Dorothy, who also is employed by the Consumers Power  Company, of Muskegon.  (3) Adolph, Jr.


Source: Citizens Historical Association, Indianapolis  Number 2 B474 D20 E61 F13 - AGA/BDK   June 13, 1936



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