What happened to Charles (Charley) Arnett, brother of Thomas Edward Arnett after 1900?

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in Genealogy Help by Brenda Gutekunst G2G Rookie (190 points)
You need to include any of the following that  you might know.

Location - Country>Province, Region, County, State > City, town

Dates or approximate dates of birth, marriage, death.

Is 1900 the approximate birth year?

Do you know the names of their parents or spouses? or any children?
The instructions were for one sentence; hence the one...  Charles father was my great grandfather, Minus Washington Arnett, age 38 at the 1880 census;  Mother was Mary E age 22.  Thomas Edward (my grandfather) was 4 and Charles was 2.  Minus was born in Maryland, Mary in Ind., the boys in Illinois in Vermillion Co. (map shows near  Paris, IL)


In 1900, Charley was married to Jane, (1872) from TN., Thomas (brother) 18, Lotie E, daughter 4 mo., and Gilbert Cobb (brother) age 22  (TN.)  This info is the census from Hardin Co., TN.   (I think my great grandfather's second wife was Harriet Cobb.)

I can go into more detail on Thomas and others, but will do that when I fill in the rest of my profile and tree.  Might be another month cause husband is going in for surgery in another week and I will be busy.  Sorry....But, I won't forget...
A bit of difference between the  1910 and 1020 census; almost like two different families.   Family records show that Charley's Mother was Mary Ellen Smith from Indiana.  We kind of hit a snag there when my brothers and I went there because there are so many Smiths and we were running out of time.  However, I thank you for the information and will add it to what I have.
One more thing.  Emmer (dau  llisted) might be Emma considering the way the people talked then and the way the pollster heard it.  I was called Brender (still am by some) not Brenda.
I was thinking that maybe "Willie E" - listed as a daughter in 1910 census might be "Emma" in 1920, and 'Coleman'  might be Walter "C" by the ages/dob and were called by middle names.  The death cert just lists him as W. C. Arnett, son.  Because Lottie E is in both and the correct age.

And Jane is Martha's middle name?

Gilbert Cobb is listed as a boarder, not a brother.

As far as that oddball dob - seeing the image isn't online you can't tell if it's simply a transcription error and instead of age abt 26 it might say age abt 36 -but that's all speculation.

And census takers wrote what they 'heard' and spelled it in their own manner, so Emmer is most likely Emma!

And it might be someone entirely different.
Gilbert Cobb is the step brother of Charley and Thomas.  His mother, Harriet C Cobb was a wife of Minus Washington Arnett.  They are buried together at Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery on CR20, 7 miles east of Corinth on Farmington Rd.  She was married to B. F. Cox, W.A. Channell and to M W Arnett .   She was born on 9/21/1852 and died 4/11/1935.


My uncle Elbert E Arnett took  my sister and me to the burial site.  Other relatives are buried there also. I have pictures of the tombstone (somewhere).

This is making more sense.  So Ellen or Mary Ellen Smith must have died before 1910.  And Minus remarried Harriet Butler Cobb.  So there were more children of Minus and either Harriet or Ellen.  But I guess none of this helps you with Charlie.

But Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

Census 1870 Sidell, Vermillion,  IL

M W Arnett  M 22y MD

 Noma Arnett F 35y MD

 James Arnett M 24y MD


U S Census, 1910 Blackburn, Lauderdale, AL

self  Mimus W Arnett M 63y MD

wife  Harriett C Arnett  F 57y AL

son  Henry A Arnett M 21y TN

dau  Addie J Arnett F 14y TN

 Alas A Arnett F 15y TN


U S Census, 1920 Alcorn, MS

self  M W Arnett M 74y MD

wife  Harriet C Arnett  F 67y AL


Ohio, County Marriages

Gilbert S. Cobb

Marriage  Franklin, OH

age 49 est birth 1880 TN

father: Benjamin F. Cobb  mother: Harriet Butler

spouse: Maude Ashley

age 48  est birth  1881 OH

spouse's birthplace: Ohio

father: W. S. Ashley

mother: Missouri Wooten

Alabama, Marriages

groom Benjamine F. Cobb

bride Harriet C. Butler

marriage  12 Dec 1871  Lauderdale County, AL



I'm so glad I have you!!     James was my grandfather's uncle.  He signed his marriage certificate to my grandmother.  I believe I still have a copy with my stuff still stored in the garage.  Most of this stuff my sister and I found out on our travels to various cities when I came back on vacation when I lived in Thailand.  And of course, our uncle took us around some.


I'm getting all excited now.  I probably won't have time to get everything out before my husband has to go to California for his surgery.  Darn!!

I also just found my husband's info that his Motherf and Aunt had put together.  Can't wait!!
I remember my Mother's aunt Addie.  We visited her a lot.

PS The data I am finding is from familysearch.org at   https://familysearch.org/

There is a free search tool and you can enter names, approximate dates/locations etc. of b, m, d and probably find even more, when you have the time.

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The additional information helped.

From familysearch.org.  Death cert and more children's names.

U S Census, 1900ED 35 Civil District 5  Maddox town, Hardin, TN

head  Charley Arnett  M 22 IL May 1878

wife  Jane Arnett F 28 TN  June 1872  married 0 yr

dau  Lotie E Arnett F 0 TN

brother  Thomas Arnett M 24 IL

boarder  Gilbert Cobb M 23 TN


US Census, 1910 Civil District 5, Hardin, TN

self  Charly M Arnett  M 33y IL

wife  Martha J Arnett F 26y TN b. abt 1894 (no image to view)

dau  Lottie E Arnett F 10y TN

dau  Willie E Arnett F 8y TN

son  Walter C Arnett M 5y TN

son  Cecil O Arnett M 3y AL


Tennessee, Death Records   

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11683-128094-83?cc=1417505&wc=8250661  (image online can save or print)

 Charlie L. Arnett

Occupation: Farmer

Residence: Rte 1 Savannah, Hardin, TN

Death  20 Jan 1947  Bolivar, Hardin, TN

State of  TN: 768;  Reg. No 2;  Reg Dist no. 361

Filed Date: January 25, 1947

Male  Married : White  Age 72 yrs  8 mos

Birth  19 May 1874   IL

Spouse: Martha J. Arnett

Father: M. Arnett   b.Maryland

Mother: Ellen Smith  b. unk

Informant: Son W. C. Arnett, Corinth, MS #1

Burial place: Hardin Co., TN  Cemetery: Mt. Zion

Burial date: 21 Jan 1947

Undertaker: McPeters Funeral Home, Corinth, MS

volume/page/certificate number: cn 768


?????? U S Census, 1920 Hardin, TN

self  Charley Arnett  M 42y 1878  IL

wife  Jane Arnett F 47y 1873 TN

dau  Emmer Arnett F 18y  1902 TN  (? Willie E)

son  Coleman Arnett M 15y  1905 TN (? Wallace C)

dau  Lala Arnett F 9y 1911 TN



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