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Charles J. Firestone1,2

b. 27 October 1880, d. 4 February 1933

Father George Alphonso Firestone1 b. 1855, d. 14 March 1893
Mother Adaline Isabell Shull1 b. 6 March 1859, d. 19 June 1887
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Family 1 Lupita Lopez
Marriage* circa 1920  Albuquerque, Bernallilo Co., NM, Principal=Lupita Lopez7 
Child  1. Bessie Hazel Firestone b. 10 Jan 1924, d. 27 Aug 2006

Family 2 Mercedes Goff
Marriage* circa 1928  Albuquerque, Bernallilo Co., NM, Principal=Mercedes Goff7 

Birth* 27 October 1880  Jerusalem Corners, De Kalb Co., IN, His WWI Draft Registration gives his birth as 27 Oct 1880.1,3 
Census* 1900  1900 Federal Census, Indiana, DeKalb County, Franklin Township, ED: 55, Series: T623, Roll: 366, Page: 259B, June 18
Sheet 9B
(enumerated with Edwin A. Prawl)
61, 198, 204, Firestone, Charles, Servant, W, M, Jan, 1882, 18, S, , , , Indiana, Indiana, Indiana, , , , Farm Laborer, 0, , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,

This is probably not the correct Charles.4 
Milit-Beg* 1902  Artificer, 29 Inf. World War I5,6 
Census 1910  1910 Federal Census, New Mexico, Eddy County, Precinct 4, Lakewood, ED: 77, Series: T624, Roll: 914, Page: 107B, May 15
Sheet 11B
67, 165, 170, Firestone, Charles J, Boarder, M, W, 28, S, , , , Indiana, Indiana, United States, , , English, Carpenter, Railroad, W, No, 10, Yes, Yes, , , , , 12, 2, x, 52 
Draft Registration* 12 September 1918  Chicago, Cook Co., IL, World War 1 Draft Regisatration Card C - (12 September

Serial Number: 18043
Order number:A-764
1) First Name: Charles
Middle Name: J
Family Name: Firestone
2) Permanent Home Address
No.: 6356
Street or R.F.D. Number: Union Ave.
City or Town: Chicago
County: Cook
State: Ill
3) Age by Years: 37
4) Date of Birth
Month: Oct
Day: 27
Year: 1883
5) White: x
6) Negro:
7) Oriental:
8) Indian
10) Native Born: x
11) Naturalized:
12) Citizen by Father's Nat.:
13) Declarant
14) Non-declarant
15) If not a citizen of the U.S., of what nation:
16) Present Occupation: Car Inspector (R.R.)
17) Employer's Name: Adam S. Steenberg
18) Place of Employment or Business
No.: Bell R.R. of Chicago
Street or R.F.D. Number:
City or Town: Clearing, Chicago
State: Ill
Nearest Relative:
19) Name: Samuel Morton Firestone
20) Address
Street or R.F.D. Number:
City or Town: Wilmot
State: Ohio
I Affirm I Have Verified Above ANswers and That They
Are True
(Registrant's signature or mark)
Charles J. Firestone

Registrar's Report: 34-1-1C
Description of Registrant
21) Tall:
22) Medium: x
23) Short:
24) Slender: x
25) Medium:
26) Stout:
27) Color of Eyes: Brown
28) Color of Hair: Black
29) Has person lost arm, leg, hand, eye, or is he
obviously physically disqualified? (Specify): Wounded in left foot

30) I certify that my answers are true, that the
person registered has read or has read to him his
answers, that I have witnessed his signature or mark
and that all of his answers of which I have knowledge
are true, except as follows:

Signature of Registrar: Nettie M. Hall
Date of Registration: Sept 12, 19183
Marriage* circa 1920  Albuquerque, Bernallilo Co., NM, Principal=Lupita Lopez7 
Census 1920  1920 Federal Census, Texas, Lubbock County, Justice Precinct 2, Slaton Town, ED: 174, Series: T625, Roll: 1829, Page: 227A, January 15
Sheet 9A
03, 185, 203, Firestone, Charles J, Head, R, , M, W, 39, M, , , , Yes, Yes, Indiana, , Indiana, , Indiana, , Yes, Car Inspector, Railroad, W,8 
Marriage* circa 1928  Albuquerque, Bernallilo Co., NM, Principal=Mercedes Goff7 
Death* 4 February 1933  De Kalb Co., IN6 
Burial* after 4 February 1933  Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton, Steuben Co., IN, Inscription: Charles J.
Artificer, 29 Inf.
February 4, 1933
Name: Charles E Or Charles J Firestone
Event: Cemetery
Death Date: 04 Feb 1933
Burial Place: Hamilton, Indiana
NARA Publication Title: Applications for Headstones for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1941
NARA Publication Number: M1916
NARA Roll Number: 37
Film Number: 1878186
Digital Folder Number: 4832204
Image Number: 01063
Collection: United States, Applications for Headstones for Military Veterans, 1925-19415,9
News/Obit* 19 February 1933  Firestone

Charles J Firestone, great grandson one of the early settlers of DeKalb County, who formerly hailed from Stark County, Ohio; grandson of Samuel K and Caroline Firestone, who because of the loss of his parents at the age of 7 and 12, respectively, became his foster parents; son of George Alfonso and Adeline (Shull) Firestone, came to the light of his earthly existence October 27,1881, near Butler, Indiana and passed the portals of this life on February 4, 1933, at the age of 51 years, three months and seven days.

He obtained his education almost entirely from the Hook District School.

Mr. Firestone enlisted in the regular Army, Company H, 29th Regiment, US Infantry, on January 28, 1902, and served in the Spanish-American war, spending nearly three years in the Philippine Islands. He later went to some pains in an attempt to enter the service of his country during the World War, but because of a wound received during his former service, was rejected. He was honorably discharged January 27, 1905.

Since coming back into private life, he engaged vocationally in railroading for the most part, attaining some degree of success as inspector and chief of inspectors on several systems.

Somewhat less than a year ago, Charles returned to the home community, purchased the old Dan Tombow farmstead southwest of Butler. There he lived with his nine-year-old daughter, Bessie Hazel, until recently through a relapse from a siege of flu he contracted pneumonia, which was the direct cause of his death.

The subject of this sketch was converted when quite young and was active in the program of the United Brethren church near Butler, as also later was he active in church while he homesteaded in New Mexico.

There remain to suffer the sad and untimely death, besides his little Bessie Hazel, one brother, Rev. Samuel M. Firestone of East Sparta, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Amos Warford, Spencerville, Ind.; five nieces, four nephews, two uncles, Mr. James E Firestone, of Butler, Ind., and Mr. Charles G Shull, Alexandria, Ohio; one aunt Mrs. Adam S Sternberg, of Chicago, besides numerous cousins.

Published in the Auburn Star (De Kalb, IN) 19 Feb 19336 

Last Edited 22 Aug 2012

  1. [S945] Samuel M. Firestone, "S. M. Firestone Autobiography".
  2. [S73] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , 1910 U.S. Federal Census.
  3. [S600] WWI Draft Cards, online
  4. [S246] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  5. [S626] Find-A-Grave, online
  6. [S958] Family Records of Eileen Alwood.
  7. [S1370] New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Marriage Index, 1888-2011, online
  8. [S247] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , 1920 U.S. Federal Census.
  9. [S1361] U.S. Applications for Military Headstones 1925-1941, online

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