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Charles CAUNTER

Male 1819 - 1887  (68 years)


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  • Name Charles CAUNTER  [1
    Born 3 Mar 1819  Kingsbridge, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 13 Apr 1819  St. Pancras Church, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Charles CAUNTER, son of George and Alice of Bittleford, carpenter, 13 April 1819.
    Gender Male 
    Witness 1853  [3
    • He witnessed the marriage of Elizabeth NORSWORTHY to John H. WATTS on 27 June 1853.
    Witness 1854  London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • He appeared as Charles COUNTER, witness at the marriage of George INGRAHAM to Sophia M. WALTON, on 4 May 1854; Henry NOSWORTHY was the other witness.
    Died 19 Jun 1887  Belleville, Republic, Kansas, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • "Being one of the early settlers here he did much toward building up the community, ever exerting an influence in favor of the right. The Methodist Episcopal Church in this place, of which he was a member from the time of its organization, owes a great deal to Father Counter. No one contributed more to the upbuilding and sustaining of that society than he. Here where he has lived for so many years he has ever been held in high esteem, as a worthy citizen and an exemplary member of the community - no one in the community whose loss would be more sincerely regretted. Up until a few weeks since, he had been in good health for one of his years, and his death was unexpected, as few outside of the immediate friends of the family knew of his sickness.

      The funeral services were held Monday at the M.E. Church, Rev. George W. Wood, the pastor, preaching the sermon from Acts 13:36. The attendance at the funeral was large, said by old residents to have been the largest ever seen on an occasion of the kind in Belleville. Father Counter leaves five sons and three daughters to mourn his loss, his wife having died about two years since. The sons are: Charles who resides in Toledo, Ohio, Fred in Montana, Henry in Oberlin, Kansas, James in Wray, Colorado, and Theo in Belleville. The daughters are Mrs. J. C. HUMPHREY, Mrs. C. PERRY, and Mrs. A.W. LAWRENCE of Belleville. To the bereaved ones the sympathy of those who knew and loved their kind father are given".
    Buried Belleville, Republic, Kansas, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • He and his wife are buried in a cemetery near Belleville. There is a two column marble monument. Beneath Charles' name the inscription reads: Father thou art gone to rest / we will not weep for thee/ For thou is now where oft on earth/ The spirit longed to be. Beneath his wife's name it reads: Mother thou were mild and lovely/ Gentle to your children dear/ Oh, how we miss thee/ When the evening shades draw near.
    Person ID I4413  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2017 

    Father George CAUNTER,   b. Abt 1782, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1862, Thamesford, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Mother Alice CLEAVE,   b. Abt 1782, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1854  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 4 Oct 1801  St. Pancras Church, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • George CAUNTER and Alice CLEAVE, both of this parish, were married in this church by Banns on 4 October 1801. Both signed the register. Witnessed by John TREMILLS (signed others) and the mark of John POTTER. [5]
    Address 1814  [1
    Ponsworthy, Widecombe in the Moor, Devon 
    • Address at the time of Richard's baptism.
    Address 1814-1821  [1
    Bittleford, Widecombe in the Moor, Devon 
    Address 1841  [6
    Lynchaford, Widecombe in the Moor, Devon 
    Address 1851  [7
    Lynchaford, Widecombe in the Moor, Devon 
    • They were living beside their married son, John.
    Family ID F1193  Group Sheet

    Family Jane Adelaide WATTS,   b. 11 Apr 1826, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1884, Belleville, Republic, Kansas, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 1843  Galt, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address 1843-1856  Galt, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address 1861  Clinton, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • They were living beside Henry NORSWORTHY.
    Address 1856-1870  Clinton, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address 1875  Belleville, Republic, Kansas, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • In that year his name was added to the list of advertisers in Belleville: Chas. COUNTER, Manufacturer and Dealer in Boots and Shoes.
    Children 
     1. William George COUNTER,   b. 4 Dec 1844, Galt, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1871, Belleville, Republic, Kansas, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     2. Charles Walton COUNTER,   b. 11 Oct 1846, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1933, Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     3. Frederick Theophilus COUNTER,   b. 10 Nov 1848, Thamesford, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1936, Twin Bridges, Madison, Montanta, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     4. Eliza Jane COUNTER,   b. 10 May 1850, Thamesford, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1870, Belleville, Republic, Kansas, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     5. Henry Edward COUNTER,   b. 8 Feb 1852, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1920, Oberlin, Decatur, Kansas, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     6. Annie Sophia COUNTER,   b. 30 Jan 1854, Thamesford, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1927, Mountain View, Santa Clara, California, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     7. Elizabeth Adela COUNTER,   b. 25 Jan 1856, Thamesford, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1919, Belleville, Republic, Kansas, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     8. James Nicholas COUNTER,   b. 10 Jan 1858, Clinton, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1922, Brighton, Adams, Colorado, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     9. Theophilus Watts COUNTER,   b. 6 Feb 1860, Clinton, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1951, Winter Haven, Polk, Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     10. Mary Margaret COUNTER,   b. 30 Mar 1862, Clinton, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1918, Wray, Yuma, Colorado, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     11. John Franklin COUNTER,   b. 4 Apr 1864, Clinton, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1866, Clinton, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F1429  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S208] Parish Register, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon, Rev. E. C. WOOD; H. TAPLEY- SOPER, (Exeter, Devon and Cornwall Record Society, 1938.).

    2. [S328] Book: Genealogy of the Counter Family, William Charles Counter, (Published by Edward F. Counter Co.; Reprinted by Higginson Book Co., Salem, Mass. Full text online at Brigham Young University; microfilmed 24 June 2000.).

    3. [S317] Ontario Archives.

    4. [S676] Personal communication.

    5. [S246] Parish Register, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon.

    6. [S137] Census of England, 1841.

    7. [S696] Census of England, 1851.

    8. [S429] Ontario Genealogical Society - Huron County.


  

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