AYERS, Charles Warren 1872-1920
AYERS, WILLSON, RAMBACH
Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 3/18/2014 at 03:10:05
[Evening Courier and Reporter, Waterloo, Iowa, Monday, December 27, 1920]
Charles Warren Ayers, who died at his home near Nashua, Ia., at 4 p.m. Wednesday, after 24 hours' illness, was born Nov. 22, 1872*, in Waterloo. He was the son of Homer and Martha Warren Ayers. His father at that time owned a meat market here. In 1895 Mr. Ayers was united in marriage to Minnie Willson, sister of Dr. C. W. Wilson.
Mrs. Ayers died at the birth of their only child, Charles Warren, jr., June 12, 1899. Mr. Ayers was married to Gene Rambach, who is a sister of Phil Rambach, this city. He was then employed in the post office, first as mail carrier in the west part of the city, and later in station A. About 18 years ago they moved to Nashua, Ia., where Mr. Ayers held various positions with the Cedar Valley Telephone company which was later known as the "Corn Belt" and finally as the Iowa Telephone Company. About two years ago he retired to a farm near Nashua. He was preparing to return to town for the winter when his death took place.
He was affiliated with the Masons in several capacities, having membership in the blue lodge at Nashua, R. A. M., Charles City, and the consistory of Clinton.
Surviving him are the widow, his son, Charles W., Jr., who with his wife and infant daughter are here from Fort Smith, Ark., and a cousin, Mrs. Ruby Elam, Waterloo.
Funeral services were conducted at the Masonic lodge in Nashua at 2 p.m. yesterday. Remains were accompanied to Waterloo by the relatives and many Mason for burial, which was at 9 a.m. today, in Elmwood Cemetery.
* A gravestone at Elmwood is inscribed Charles W. Ayers 1852-1920. This stone may be wrong or maybe another Charles Ayers as the census in Chickasaw County and Black Hawk show him born 1872.
1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Charles W. Ayers
Spouse: Gena R Ayers
Birth: abt 1872 - Iowa
Residence: 1920 - city, Chickasaw, Iowa
Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925
Name: Charles W. Ayers
Birth: abt 1872 - Black Hawk
Residence: 1885 - Black Hawk, Iowa
His first wife Minnie's gravestone is inscribed:
Minnie, Wife of C. W. Ayers, Born Jan. 19, 1978, Died Mar. 9, 1898
2nd wife Gene/Gena was born June 11, 1878 and died March 3, 1971
Black Hawk Obituaries maintained by Kermit Kittleson.
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