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Charles C. Carmichael (1870-1936)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 11/27/2022 at 12:19:37

Charles C. Carmichael
(June 1, 1870 June 12, 1936)

Charles C Carmichael is one of the most progressive business men of the thriving little city of Lohrville, and his ability, enterprise and upright methods have established for him an enviable reputation. Although he is still a young man comparatively, his popularity is established on a firm basis that of his own well tested merit.
A native of Iowa, Mr. Carmichael was born in Poweshiek County, June 1, 1870, his parents being William and Mary M. (Zigler) Carmichael. His father, who was a carpenter by trade, was born in Baltimore,
Maryland, and remained a resident of that city until his removal to Poweshiek County, Iowa in 1861. There he followed farming in connection with carpentering until 1876, when he came to Calhoun County and purchased land in Logan Township, where he resided until his death June 28, 1892. He was a most exemplary man, and was highly respected and esteemed by all who knew him. His widow now makes her home in Ashton, Iowa. Unto them were born eleven children, ten of whom are still living, and of these our subject is next to the youngest. Mr. Carmichael was a mere boy when he accompanied his parents on their removal to Calhoun County, and his education was acquired in the public schools of Rockwell City. He was reared to agricultural pursuits upon the home farm, but on reaching manhood chose a mercantile career. He was first employed as clerk in his brother's store at Ashton for two years, and then
went to Everly, Iowa where, in partnership with his brother. J. H. Carmichael, he embarked in business on his own account. This connection lasted about three years, at the end of which time our subject purchased his brother's interest and was alone in business until coming to Lohrville in February, 1899. Here he carries a complete line of drugs and also handles school books. He has a well regulated store and enjoys an excellent trade, which is constantly increasing. In 1894 Mr. Carmichael married Miss Lizzie Roberts, a native of Dallas Center, Iowa, and to them has been born one son, Paul Elmer. Religiously he is a member of the Catholic church, and politically he is identified with the Democratic party. During his residence in Lohrville he has made many warm friends, and is held in high regard by all who know him. [Source Biographical Record of Calhoun County, Iowa, by S.J. Clarke, 1902, p.473]


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