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     Charles Oliver Mentzer was born on 1 Jul 1869 in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States.112 1,10,1314 He lived in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States on 23 Aug 1870.15 Chas O Mentzer was listed in the household of Geo Mentzer on the 1870 census. According to the census, Chas was 1 year old and born in Illinois. He lived in Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1871.2

In 1880, Charles was educated at school district no. 44 in Woodson County, Kansas, United States.16 He lived in Center Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 11 Jun 1880.17 Charles Mentzer is listed as the 11 year old son of Geo Mentzer in the 1880 census. Charles was born in Illinois. He lived in Center Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 1 Mar 1885.18

Charles  resided in 1891 in Henry, Illinois, United States .2 for about 12 months He  visited Shenandoah, Iowa in Sep 1891.19 He had been sourjouring in Iowa, Nebraska and Illinois for some months in 1892.20

On 18 Oct 1893, Charles married Nettie Adell Wells. The marriage took place at his parents home in Woodson County, Kansas.

Charles lived at NE 1/4 S36T24R14 in Woodson, Kansas, United States in Nov 1893.2,12 After 1893 he was a farmer in North Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States.2 He lived in North Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1895.21 He was listed on the 1895 census as a 24 year old male farmer born in Illinois who came to Kansas from Illinois and was listed as Chas O. Mentzer. 22

Charles lived in North Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 26 Jun 1900.23 He was listed on the 1900 census as a 31 year old male farmer born July 1868 in IL and was listed as Charles Mentzer. He  purchased land from George Mentzer and Emeline Mentzer his wife being the NE 1/4 of Section Thirty-six (36) in Township Twenty-four (24) South of Range Fourteen (14) East of sixth (6) PM on 28 May 1903 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.24 He  owned land being the NE 1/4 of section 36 in township 24 South of Range 14 East in 1904 in North Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States.25 Charles lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1905.26 He was on the 1905 Kansas census as a 35 year old male farmer born in Illinois who was listed as C. O. Mentzer.

He lived in Liberty Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States on 27 Apr 1910.27 He was on the 1910 census as a 41 year old male farm laborer who was born in Illinois and had been married 16 years. He was listed as Charles O. Mentzer on the census record. He lived in Crandall, Coffey, Kansas on 22 Jan 1912.28

Charles rented the Mrs. H. Harreld farm in Crandall, Coffey, Kansas on 1 Mar 1913.29 He lost a cow on 25 Mar 1913 in Crandall, Coffey, Kansas.30

He entertained daughters Pauline and Gladys on 17 May 1914 in Crandall, Coffey, Kansas.31

Charles received $150 from The Topeka Mutual Live Stock Insurance Company for death of live stock in 1915 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.32 He lived in Neosho Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1915.33 He was on the 1915 Kansas census as a 45 year old male farmer born in Kansas who was listed as C. O. Mentzer.

He lived in Everett Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1919.34 Charles lived in Everett Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 10 Feb 1920.35 He was on the 1920 census as a 50 year old male farmer born Illinois and was listed as Charles O. Mentzer. He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in Sep 1921.36 He lived in Everett Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1925.6 He was on the 1925 Kansas census as a 57 year old male farmer born in Illinois.

On on 10 Jul 1926 Charles attended the Wells family reunion in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States.37

He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 2 May 1930.38 He was on the 1930 census as a 60 year old male farmer born Illinois and was listed as Charles O. Mentzer. He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1937.39 Charles lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1938.40

He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 3 Apr 1940.4142 He was on the 1940 census as a 70 year old widower living on Oak Street in the household of Stella Miller, listed as Charles Mentzer. He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1942.43 Charles lived in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States on 17 May 1943.4445 He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1944.46 He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1945.47

Charles was ill in Dec 1945 in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States.48

He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1946.49 He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1947.50 Charles lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1948.51 He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1949.52

He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 26 Apr 1949.53 Charles lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1950.54 He  resided in Jun 1951 in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States. .2 As water crept into the house during the flood, he made his way upstairs taking with him the Mentzer family Bible and was rescued the following day. He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 19 Jul 1952.55

Charles lived in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States in 1953.5657

He died on 15 Aug 1955 at the age of 86 at Newman Hospital in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States.1,5,7,58 He was buried on 18 Aug 1955 at Yates Center Cemetery in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.1,5,7,5961

ENDNOTES

  1. Charles O. Mentzer, death certificate #55 011802 (1955), Kansas State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Topeka, Kansas.
  2. Duncan, L. Wallace and Chas F. Scott, History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas (Iola, Kansas: Iola Register, 1901), pp. 831-832 (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.025). Hereinafter cited as History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas.
  3. Charles Mentzer family, Holy Bible Self Pronouncing Edition (: , ); Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, Kansas, stored in filing cabinet. Hereinafter cited as Holy Bible Self Pronouncing Edition.
  4. Marriage License Record, Woodson County, Kansas, [Page], Woodson County Courthouse, Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas.
  5. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online July 2016), memorial for Charles Oliver Mentzer (1869-1955), Find a Grave Memorial no. # 55747430, created by J Geoghan, citing Yates Center Cemetery, Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas; accompanying photograph by RisingSun, Charles Oliver Mentzer.
  6. Ancestry.com, Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009), Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1925 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: KS1925_167; Line: 16.
  7. Ancestry.com, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).
  8. Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), Source number: 128.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: MP1.
  9. Ancestry.com, Kansas, County Marriages, 1811-1911 (Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016).
  10. George Mentzer (Company C, 24th Regiment Massachuses Infantry), pension no. WC 741.913, Case FIles of Approved Pension Applications, 1861-1934; Civil War and Later Pension Files, Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group 15; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  11. Mentzer, George, Family Bible of Emeline Minnick Mentzer (: , ); Doris Ryan, Yates Center, KS, (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.006). Hereinafter cited as Family Bible of Emeline Minnick Mentzer.
  12. , “The Mentzers,” In the Beginning (Woodson County Historical Society), 15 (No. 58): pp 3-5.
  13. “Obituary – Mentzer,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 26 January 1912, image 4; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed onlnie August 2018).
  14. , “The George Mentzer Family,” In the Beginning, Woodson County Historical Society, 3 No. 11 (July 1970): p. 9-12.
  15. 1870 U.S. Census, Henry County, Illinois, population schedule, Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois, page 52, household 382, Geo Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication M593. Found online at [WebAddress].
  16. “School Reports,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 15 January 1880, page 3; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online December 2018).
  17. 1880 U.S. Census, Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas, ED 56, Page 9, household 97, Geo Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T9. Found online at [WebAddress].
  18. 1885 Kansas Census, Neosho County, state census, Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas, page 1, line 25, George Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online August 2018); Kansas State Historical Society. Found online at [WebAddress].
  19. “Personals,” Woodson County Advocate (Yates Center, Kansas), 25 September 1891, page 5; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online December 2018).
  20. “Personals,” Woodson County Advocate (Yates Center, Kansas), 9 September 1892, page 5; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online December 2018).
  21. 1895 Kansas State Census, Woodson County Kansas, kansas state census, [CivilDivision], [ED], [PageID], [HouseholdID], [Person]; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : [AccessType] [AccessDate]); Kansas State Historical Society. [FileNumber] Found online at [WebAddress].
  22. Social Security Administration, “Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007,” database on-line, Ancestry, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2017), Paul Emory Mentzer. Found online at [WebAddress].
  23. 1900 U.S. Census, North Township, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, North Township, ED 186, Sheet 1A, household 2, Charmes Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); FHL microfilm: 1240503. Found online at [WebAddress].
  24. Woodson County, Kansas, Deeds, Book 41 page 93, George Mentzer and Emaline Mentzer to Charles Mentzer, 28 May 1903; Recorder of Deeds, Yates Center, Kansas.
  25. Standard Atlas of Woodson County, Kansas 1904 (: , 1904), (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.003). Found online at [WebAddress].
  26. 1905 Kansas Census, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, state census, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas, page 12, household 72, C. O. Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017). Found online at [WebAddress].
  27. 1910 U.S. Census, Liberty Township, Coffey County, Kansas, population schedule, Liberty Township, Coffey County, Kansas, ED 15, sheet 7B, household 124, Charles O Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017). Found online at [WebAddress].
  28. “Plainview,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 26 January 1912, image 4; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online July 2018).
  29. “News of Coffey County,” Burlington Independent (Burlington, Kansas), 28 February 1913, image 6; Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).
  30. “Crandall,” Burlington Independent (Burlington, Kansas), 25 March 1913, image 2; Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).
  31. “Crandall,” The Daily Republican (Burlington, Kansas), 19 May 1914, image 6; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).
  32. “Advertisement,” The Topeka State Journal (Topeka, Kansas), 11 May 1915, page 7; digital image, My Heritage (www.myheritage.com : viewed online December 2018).
  33. 1915 Kansas Census, Coffey County, state census, Coffey County, Neosho Township, 11 (image 21 of 58), dwelling 91, C. O. Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online March 2016). Found online at [WebAddress].
  34. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, C O Mentzer, 1919; database with images, Ancestry.com http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online December 2018. Original Source: Kansas State Board of Agriculture. Found online at https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2270/31984_238147-00146?pid=15407326.
  35. 1920 U.S. Census, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, Everett Township, Woodson County, Kansas, ED 155, Sheet 6A, household 116, Charles O Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T625. Found online at [WebAddress].
  36. “Locals,” Woodson County Journal (Yates Center, Kansas), 1 September 1921, page 3; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online December 2018).
  37. “Newspaper clipping from unknown newspaper”, (), to (), “The Wells Reunion” probably from Yates Center News (Wells.Notebook); , . Hereinafter cited as “Newspaper clipping”.
  38. 1930 U.S. Census, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, ED 104-6, Sheet 4B, household 126, Mentzer Charles O; digital iamge, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA T626. Found online at [WebAddress].
  39. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, C O Mentzer, 1937; .
  40. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Charles O Mentzer, 1938; .
  41. 1940, Woodson County Kansas, population, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas, enumeration district (ED) ED 104-6, sheet 2B, dwelling 22, Mentzer (in household of Stella E. Miller); digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online June 2015); National Archives adn Recods Administration, 1940.T627.
  42. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Charles Mentzer, 1 Mar 1940; .
  43. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Charles O Mintzer, 1942; .
  44. “Yates Center News”, (Yates Center, Kansas), to (), “Obituary: Fred Mentzer” 27 May 1943, page 8, col. 3 (George Mentzer Notebook); ,
  45. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Charles Mentzer, 1943; .
  46. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Charles O Mentzer, 1944; .
  47. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Charles Mentzer, 1945; .
  48. “Neosho Falls News Item,” Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 18 December 1945, image 4; Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).
  49. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Charles Mentzer, 1946; .
  50. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, C O Mentzer, 1947; .
  51. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Charles Mentzer, 1948; .
  52. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Charles Mentzer, 1949; .
  53. “Neosho Falls News Item,” Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 26 April 1949; Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).
  54. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Charles Mentzer, 1950; .
  55. , Obituary Clipping (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), [Page].
  56. Polk’s Emporia (Lyon County, Kans.) City Directory 1953: including Lyon County (Kansas City, Missouri: R. L. Polk, 1953), page 114, Mentzer C O; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online December 2018).
  57. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, C O Mentzer, 1953; .
  58. Pauline Mentzer Briles family, The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments King James Version (: The World Publishing Company, ); Letha Doolittle, San Bernadino, California, Transcription (Charles Mentzer Notebook). Hereinafter cited as The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments.
  59. , (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.001), Yates Center Cemetery, , , .
  60. , (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.007), .
  61. BillionGraves, digital images of tombstone, BillionGraves (billiongraves.com : viewed online December 2018), memorial for Charles O. Mentzer (1869-1955), BillionGraves created by mcphilbrick, citing Yates Center Cemetery, Yates Center, Kansas; accompanying photograph by AK, Charles O. Mentzer.