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Charles Edward Firestone1,2,3

Male
b. 4 May 1869, d. 26 May 1930


Father Jonathan J. Firestone1 b. 4 May 1834, d. 9 June 1904
Mother Catherine Peffley1 b. 27 July 1833, d. 26 February 1918
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Family Cora R. Lechlitner b. circa 1877, d. 20 July 1929
Marriage* circa 1894  Principal=Cora R. Lechlitner7 
Children  1. Lizella Firestone b. 1895, d. 1896
  2. Howard Firestone b. 1898, d. 1899

Note*   From the book Journey into the Past - History of Olive Township, Elkhart Co., IN)

Feb 18, 1888, Charley Firestone and Henry Ritter stole wine from Jacob Kilmer's drug store. Henry turned state's witness. Both plead guilty. (p 266)
4 
Birth* 4 May 1869  Olive Twp., Elkhart Co., IN1,5 
Census* 1870  1870 Federal Census, Indiana, Elkhart County, Olive Township, Series: M593, Roll: 311, Page: 433B, June 9
(enumerated with father, Jonathan Firestone)
23, 22, 22, Firestone, Charles, 1, M, W, , , , Indiana, , , , , , , , , ,1 
Census 1880  1880 Federal Census, Indiana, Elkhart County, Olive Township, ED: 31, Series: T9, Roll: 275, Page: 271A, June 3
(enumerated with father, Jonathan Firestone)
15, 24, 31, Firestone, Charles, W, M, 11, , Son, 1, , , , At School, , , , , , , , , , , Ind, Ohio, Ohio6 
Marriage* circa 1894  Principal=Cora R. Lechlitner7 
Census 1900  1900 Federal Census, Indiana, De Kalb County, Keyser Township, ED: 59, Series: T623, Roll: 367, Page: 305A, June 15
Sheet 10A
22, 187, 196, Firestone, Edward, Head, W, M, May, 1869, 30, M, 5, , , Indiana, Ohio, Ohio, , , , Day Laborer, 0, , Yes, Yes, Yes, R, , H,
23, 187, 196, Firestone, Cora R, Wife, W, F, April, 1878, 22, M, 5, 2, 0, Indiana, Ohio, Ohio, , , , , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,3 
Census 1910  1910 Federal Census, Indiana, Starke County, California Township, ED: 197, Series: T624, Roll: 379, Page: 92B, April 25
Sheet 3B
91, 56, 56, Firestone, Charles E, Head, M, W, 40, M1, 15, , , Indiana, Ohio, Ohio, , , English, Farmer, General Farm, OA, , , Yes, Yes, , O, F, F, 54, , ,
92, 56, 56, Firestone, Cora R, Wife, F, W, 32, M1, 15, 2, 0, Indiana, Ohio, Ohio, , , English, None, , , , , Yes, Yes, , , , , , , ,7 
Census 1920  1920 Federal Census, Indiana, Starke County, California Township, ED: 273, Series: T625, Roll: 466, Page: 7B, February 16
Sheet 7B
54, 153, 159, Firestone, Charles, Head, O, F, M, W, 50, M, , , , , Yes, Yes, Indiana, , Ohio, , Ohio, , Yes, Farmer, General Farm, OA, 123
55, 153, 159, Firestone, Cora, Wife, , , F, W, 42, M, , , , , Yes, Yes, Indiana, , Ohio, , Indiana, , Yes, None, , ,8 
Census 1930  1930 Federal Census, Michigan, Cass County, Mason Township, ED 14-11, Series: T626, Roll: 979, Page: 189A, April 4
Sheet 2A
06, 31, 31, Firestone, Charles E, Head, O, , , Yes, M, W, 60, Wd, , No, Yes, Indiana, Ohio, Ohio, , 60, , , , , Yes, Farmer, Stock Grain, vvvv, O, Yes, , No, , 279 
Death* 26 May 1930  Mason Twp., Cass Co., MI2,5 
News/Obit* 29 May 1930  The funeral of Charles Firestone, 61, died suddenly Monday morning at his farm home two miles northwest of Union, Mich., will be held this Thursday. Following a service at the home at 10 a.m., the body was taken to the North Union cemetery, Elkhart county, for burial. Friends desiring to view the remains will be given the opportunity to do so at the cemetery. The Rev. W. Montgomery of Adamsville, will have charge of the services.

Mr. Firestone, who was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Firestone was born May 4, 1869, on a farm seven miles east of Wakarusa. He was married to Miss Cora Lechlitner of Wakarusa, who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Lechlitner of Union township. Mr. and Mrs. Firestone moved to the Michigan farm 15 years ago. There were no children, and following Mrs. Firestone’s death, which occurred last July 20, he had continued to live on the place, with a young couple as his companions.

Surviving him are the following brothers and sisters: David of Wakarusa, William of Mason township, Cass county, Elmer E. of Chicago, John J. of Allegan, Mich., and Mrs. George Hammond and Mrs. Charles Topper, both of Mason township.

Like his wife, Mr. Firestone died suddenly. Both were found dead. Mr. Firestone’s death was attributed by the coroner to heart disease. He had been ill several days though his condition was not regarded as serious. His tenant, before leaving for the fields Monday morning, stepped into his bedroom and asked how he was feeling and if he desired any food. He replied that nothing need be brought to him as he was better and would get up soon. The tenant’s wife followed her husband to a field, and on returning to the house found Mr. Firestone lifeless, on the floor.

Published in the Wakarusa Tribune 29 May 19305 
Burial* after 29 May 1930  North Union Cemetery, Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., IN, Inscription: Charles E.
1865-19302,5

Citations
  1. [S71] 1870 U.S. Federal Census , 1870 U.S. Federal Census.
  2. [S626] Find-A-Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com.
  3. [S246] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  4. [S423] History of Olive Twp, Elkhart Co., IN., Vicki L. Brown Comstock.
  5. [S1274] IN, Wakarusa Public Library, online www.wakarusa.lib.in.us.
  6. [S100] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , 1880 U.S. Federal Census.
  7. [S73] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , 1910 U.S. Federal Census.
  8. [S247] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , 1920 U.S. Federal Census.
  9. [S248] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , 1930 U.S. Federal Census.


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