Obit: Carleton, Charles E. (1850 - 1919)

Transcriber: Stan


----Source: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Wis.) 06/19/1919

Carleton, Charles E. (1850 - 9 JUN 1919)

Charles E. Carelton died at his farm home two miles north of Granton, Clark County, Wis., Monday morning June 9, 1919, of acute stomach trouble after many weeks of ill health.

The Carleton's are one of the first families of New England, tracing their ancestry in an unbroken line to Sir Baldwin de Carleton, who in 1066 came from Normandy to England with William the Conqueror. In 1630, Edward Carelton came to Haverhill, Mass. and the family history is closely interwoven with Colonial History during the two and more centuries that elapsed before the birth at Trenton, Wis., in 1850 of the subject of this sketch, his parents having come to this state a few years before. In his early youth the family moved to Sun Prairie, wich has until recently been the family home.

Mr. Carleton received his education in the public schools of Sun Prairie and being a mechanic by nature, learned wagon making and blacksmithing, which occupation he followed until 1884, when he took charge of the Carleton farm a mile north of Sun Prairie. Here the family lived until they moved to Colby, Wis., buying the Richard Bracht farm in the town of Hull, Marathon Co. Disposing of this farm in 1906, he moved into Colby, which has been the family home except for four years spent in Maine, until last October when he purchased the Daughhetee farm north of Granton. For several years Mr. Carleton operated a general shop on second street and built up a trade founded on the principals of honest workmanship, turning out many milk wagons that are in use today bearing mute evidence of his skill and ability.

Mr. Carleton was united in marriage at Windsor, Wis., to Miss Mary Kenison, who has shared with him the sunshine and shadows of life for nearly 42 years. To this happy couple were born to children, Mattie Carleton Zimmerman of Rosedale and Guy E. Carleton, lately of Bayfield, but now at the farm home at Granton, who with two grandchildren, Francis Zimmerman and Helen Carelton, are left to mourn his loss.

Mr. Carleton was a home man and loved to spend his hours in the family circle. He took great pleasure reading his papers, magazines and books. Never a seeker of office, he was content with his business, family and friends. He was a member of the I. O.O. F. for nearly 45 years and until his health began to fail was a faithful worker in this his beloved organization..

The funeral services were held at his late home Wednesday June 11 under the auspices of Colby Lodge N. 234 I. O. O. F. and the remains were taken to Sun Prairie for interment, accompanied by members of the bereaved family.



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