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Charles Marion Cramblet

 

Charles Marion CRAMBLET, the popular assistant postmaster of the city of Muskegon, was born at Newport, Minnesota, August 15, 1880, and is a son of the late Rev. Samuel M. and Jennie (SINNETT) CRAMBLET, the father having been a clergyman of the Baptist church.  The subject of this review was the fifth in order of birth in a family of nine children, all of whom survive the honored parents and two of whom are residents of Muskegon Heights, Michigan, John Albert and Miss Mabel, the latter of whom is a successful and popular teacher in the public schools.  Charles M. CRAMBLET was a lad of about nine years at the time when the family home was established in Muskegon, where his father served three years as pastor of the First Baptist Church, the present edifice of which was erected within his pastorate.  Rev. Samuel M. CRAMBLET held various other pastoral charges in the period from 1892 to 1900, in which latter year he returned to Muskegon county and assumed the pastorate of the Baptist church at Muskegon Heights, where he continued his earnest and effective service until his death, which occurred when he was about sixty-five years of age.  After the return of the family to Muskegon county, Charles M. CRAMBLET, whose youthful education had been obtained in the public schools of the various places where his father held pastorates, was for two years in the employ of the Pere Marquette railroad and in October, 1902, he assumed a clerical position in the Muskegon post office.  Thirty days later he was transferred to the post office at Muskegon Heights, and ten months thereafter he was returned to the Muskegon office and assigned charge of the money-order department.  He continued his supervision of this department until April 1, 1920, when he was advanced to his present office of assistant postmaster.  In politics he supports men and measures rather than being bound by strict partisan lines and he retains the religious faith in which he was reared, both he and his wife being zealous members of the First Baptist Church of Muskegon.  In July 1907, Mr. CRAMBLET was united in marriage to Miss Bernice KESLER, of Elkhart, Indiana, and they have two children, Marion K. and Charles K.

 

Source: “Historic Michigan”, George N. Fuller/ James L. Smith (1925) Vol. III, pp. 142-143

Submitted by Lisa Hoffius

 

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