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Sunday, July 26, 2015

TEMPLER, Charlie

"Charlie Templer when one year old - 1870"
This photo of CHARLIE TEMPLER was located at an outdoor Antique show in Liverpool NY. The photo was taken in 1870 at a photographic studio in Rochester Minnesota. It was apparently taken on the occassion of his first birthday on March 4. 1870.

1870 Federal Census, Rochester, Olmsted County, MN
TEMPLER, Thomas, 28?, wheat buyer
TEMPLER, Alice, 22, keeps house
TEMPLER, Charlie, 1

1875 State Census Minnesota
TEMPLER,  T.J. 33, born in OH
TEMPLER,  Alie E. 26, born in VT
TEMPLER, Charlie, 6 male, born in MN
TEMPLER, Tess, 3 female, born in MN

1880 Federal Census Kansas City MO
TEMPLER, Thomas J., 38, head, grain dealer
TEMPLER, Allie E., 31, wife, keeps house
TEMPLER, Chas. W., 11, son, at school
TEMPLER, Tess, 8, daughter, at school
ELLS, John E., 60, father-in-law, grain dealer
ELLS, Elizabeth, 56, mother-in-law

Charlie died at the age of 23 (11 August 1892) of accidental drowning while swimming with friends, and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Kansas City Missouri. His father passed in August of 1917 and is buried next to him.

Charlie was a well-regarded young man throughout southern Kansas, where he and his father lived and worked in the field of grain dealing and storing. His death came as a shock to everyone who knew him.

His younger sister Tess later married William K. McMillan and they had several daughters in Kansas. The family later moved to Seattle Washington along with Tess' mother Sarah Alice "Allie" Ells Templer. William died in 1930, Tess in 1933. Allie died at age 92 in Seattle, having outlived her husband and both of her children.

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