Charles A. Pierce

Charles A. Pierce[1]

Male 1872 - 1898  (26 years)

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  • Name Charles A. Pierce  [2
    Born 25 Feb 1872  Webster City, Iowa; probably on the Pierce Farm Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1880  Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1880 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 11 
    Pierce, William Henry and Family: 1880 U. S. Federal Census, Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa  [WHP 08.]
    Pierce, William Henry and Family: 1880 U. S. Federal Census, Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa [WHP 08.]
    William H., Elida J. (Bates) Pierce, Frederick, Charles, Frank, Ernest; Maggie Kohler (relationship unknown) and John Bussy, Farm Laborer
    Census 1885  Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    1885 Iowa State Census 
    Age: Abt. 13 
    William H. Pierce; 1885 Iowa State Census, Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa  [WHP 05.]
    William H. Pierce; 1885 Iowa State Census, Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa [WHP 05.]
    William H. Pierce; his wife, Elida Bates Pierce; a step-son, Fred Pierce;sons Charles, Frank (Ernest) William, and Bert. In addition, an unknown female, 19 years of age, Jennie Yaus.
    Census 1895  Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    1895 Iowa State Census 
    Age: Abt. 23 
    Occupation Farmer Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died 30 Dec 1898  Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    Buried Date Unknown  Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa; Memorial ID: 104914269. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 9
    Charles A. Pierce, Isabel E. Smith Pierce, Infant Son Pierce, headstone.
    Charles A. Pierce, Isabel E. Smith Pierce, Infant Son Pierce, headstone.
    Person ID I612  Lange Pierce
    Last Modified 17 May 2019 

    Father William Henry Pierce,   b. 8 Apr 1824, Windham, Windham County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1906, Breckenridge, Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elida Jane Bates,   b. 13 Feb 1851, Mineral Springs, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1938, Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 9 Feb 1871  Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Photos
    Pierce, William Henry and Family
    Pierce, William Henry and Family
    Front Row: Guy H. Pierce, Ernest W. Pierce, William H. and Elida J. Bates Pierce, Fred Pierce, Bert Pierce.Back Row: Frank O. and Charles Pierce
    Pierce, Frank Orlando
    Pierce, Frank Orlando
    Husband of Mabel C. Brewer
    Bates, Elida J.,
    Bates, Elida J.,
    2nd wife of William Henry Pierce
    Pierce, William Henry
    Pierce, William Henry
    Husband of Maria Burton Pierce and of Elida J. Bates
    Pierce, Frederick and Ellenor Neel
    Pierce, Frederick and Ellenor Neel
    Parents of George, Hazel, Jessie, Florence, and Donald Pierce
    Pierce, Guy, Bert, and Ernest
    Pierce, Guy, Bert, and Ernest
    Three Young Pierce Brothers
    Pierce, Charles A.
    Pierce, Charles A.
    Husband of Isabel E. Smith, father of Floyd Pierce
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabel E. Smith,   b. 1875, Prob. Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1899, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years) 
    Married 24 Jan 1894  Webster City, Iowa, Nev. N. L. Call officiating. Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
    +1. Floyd S. Pierce,   b. 30 Jul 1896, Webster City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1968, Prob. Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Infant Son Pierce,   b. 1899, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1899, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
    Photos
    Pierce, Charles and Isabel Smith
    Pierce, Charles and Isabel Smith
    Possible Wedding Picture
    Pierce, Floyd S.
    Pierce, Floyd S.
    Husband of Pearl Blue and Lillian Stein
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2006 
    Family ID F270  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Smith, Isabel E.
    Smith, Isabel E.
    Wife of Charles Pierce; mother of Floyd Pierce
    Pierce, Charles A.
    Pierce, Charles A.
    Husband of Isabel E. Smith, father of Floyd Pierce

    Headstones
    Pierce Charles A., Isabel E. Smith Pierce, and Infant Son Headstone
    Pierce Charles A., Isabel E. Smith Pierce, and Infant Son Headstone
    Headstone reads: Charles A. Pierce, 1872-1898, Isabel E. Smith, His Wife, 1873-1899, Infant Son 1899

  • Notes 
    •        In the 1880 U. S. Federal Census, Charles A. Pierce is an 11 year old, white, single male. He was born in Iowa of parents who were born in Vermont (father) and Wisconsin (mother). He lives in Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa, with his parents, William and Elida, three brothers (Frederick, Frank, Ernest), Maggie Kohler, and John Bussy (farm laborer). [WHP 08.]
             In the 1885 Iowa State Census, Charles A. Pierce is a 13 year old, white, single male. He was born in Hamilton County, Iowa of parents who were both born in the United States. He lives with a step brother, Fred, and three brothers, Frank, William, and Bert, as well as his parents, William H. and Elida Bates Pierce. Jennie Yaus, an unknown person also lives with the family. All live in Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. [WHP 05.]
             In the 1895 Iowa State Census, Charles A. Pierce is a 22 year old, married male, who was born in Iowa. Living with him is his new wife, Bell. He is a Baptist and a farmer. He lives in Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. [CAP 04.]
             According to Mrs. Charles B. Fletchall [ACB 02], Charles died of typhoid fever in late 1898. And, the obituary [CP 01] supports that contention.
             The Death of Chas Pierce:
             Friday afternoon at one o'clock, at his residence one mile south and four miles east of the city, the death of Mr. Chas. Pierce occurred. He had been ill for the past two weeks, afflicted with typhoid fever, which disease caused his death.        Mr. Pierce was a prosperous farmer, living on the Widow Burton's farm at the time of his death. Seven years ago he was married, and is the father on one child. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the residence, and the remains interred in the cemetery in this city (See photo in scrapbook of the gravestone of Charles, Isabel, and an infant son), under the ritual of the Modern Woodmen, of which body Mr. Pierce was a member, carrying a policy of $2,000. The family are trying hard to secure Pastor Artman, formerly of the church of Kamrar, to conduct the services, but it is not known yet whether they will be able to find him. The family have the sympathy of the community in their sad affliction. His death coming after such a short illness makes the affliction seem doubly hard to bear.
             After three weeks of intense suffering, Chas. Pierce died at his home four miles south-east of this city, December 29, 1899, at the age of twenty-six years, ten months, and one day. The deceased leaves a wife and one child to mourn their loss. Charles was the second in a family of six boys, of which the remaining five, with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Pierce, all living, this being the first break in the family. At the age of sixteen, Charles united with the Baptist church of this place, of which he has ever since been a member. Nearly five years ago he was united in marriage to Miss Belle Smith.
             Mr. Pierce was widely known and loved by all in the community in which he lived. His life was one of sunshine and happiness. His sickness was attended by a great deal of suffering, which rendered him unconscious most of the time for the last three days prior to his death. A few hours before he died, he called all in the house to his bedside and told them he was going home, and that he could see the heavenly city with its shining streets. After telling each one what he wish them to do, and asking them to be true to the Master, he sang with as clear a voice as when in health a verse of the three following hymns: "Nearer My God to Thee," O Happy Day," and "Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus." After bidding them all good-bye, he again became unconscious, and after a few house he passed away.
             The funeral services were largely attended by friends and relatives, Reverends Harter, of the Baptist church of this place, and Hoelcher, of the M. E. Church of Kamrar, conducting the services at the home. The regular form of the M. W. A., of which he was a member, was carried out at the grave.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1944] Letter from Nedra Brewer Adams (Mrs. Reginald Adams, 290 Smith Drive, Room 100, Sister Bay, WI 54234) to Dale L. Lange, 30 October 2003; held by Lange (2315 Madre drive NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112-2503). [NAB 03.].

    2. [S9577] Charles A. Pierce, name, birth, death, burial. (2012). Ancestry.com. Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. Memorial ID: 104914269. [CAP 05.].

    3. [S1945] This date is calculated from the death date and an exact indication of length of life provided by his obituary; See Charles Pierce Obituary, Webster City Tribune, 06 January 1899, Webster City, Iowa. [CAP 01.].

    4. [S900] William H. Pierce household, 1880 U.S. Census, Hamilton County, Iowa, town of Boone, enumeration district 103, page 211A, National Archives micropublication T9, Roll 342, image 0427. [WHP 08.].

    5. [S901] William Pierce Household, 1885 Iowa Census, Hamilton County, Independence Township, p. 301, line 90 written, 96, printed. [WHP 05.].

    6. [S1949] Charles A. Pierce, 1895 Iowa State Census, Hamilton County, Independence Township, Dwelling 73, Family 74, p. 429. [CAP 04.].

    7. [S1948] Charles Pierce Obituary, Webster City Tribune, 06 January 1899, Webster City, Iowa. [CP 01.].

    8. [S1946] Mrs. Charles B. Fletchall, "Smith, Isaac Family," [F611] in The History of Hamilton County, Iowa: 1985. Dallas: Curtis Media Corporation, 1986. [ACB 02.] See also Charles Pierce Obituary, Webster City Tribune, 06 January 1899, Webster City, Iowa. [CP 01.] See also Charles Arthur Pierce death record, Record of Deaths, Hamilton County, Iowa, Webster City, p. 210. [CAP 02.].

    9. [S1947] See photo.

    10. [S7189] Pierce-Bates Marriage, 1871 Hamilton County Marriage Record, p. 81, No. 237 (February 09 1871), Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa. [WHP 04; EJB 03.].

    11. [S7364] Pierce-Smith wedding, announcement in Webster City Tribune, Friday, 02 February1894. [CAP 02; IS 02.].


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