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Charles Patterson Cantrell (1874 - 1948)

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Charles Patterson Cantrell
Born in DeKalb County, Tennessee, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Died in Joelton, Davidson, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 16 May 2017
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Categories: Medal of Honor | Cantrell Name Study | 10th Infantry Regiment, United States Army, Spanish-American War.

Charles Cantrell was awarded a Medal of Honor.

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Biography

Pvt Charles Cantrell served with the United States Army during the Spanish-American War.
Service Started: May 3, 1898
Unit(s): Company F, 10th U.S. Infantry
Service Ended: 1899

Medal of Honor citation

Cantrell, Charles P.

  • Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 10th U. S. Infantry.
  • Place and date: At Santiago, Cuba, 1 July 1898.
  • Entered service at: Nashville, Tenn. on 3 May 1898
  • Born: 13 February 1874, Smithville, Tenn.
  • Date of issue: 22 June 1899.

Citation: Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy. [1]

Charles was born in February 1874 in DeKalb County, Tennessee. He was the son of Abraham Cantrell and Martha Cantrell. He passed away in August 1948 in Joelton, Davidson, Tennessee.[2] He is buried at Nashville National Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County.[3]

Charles entered the Army from Nashville, Tennessee on 3 May 1898 and served as a private in the United States Army during the Spanish-American War with Company F, 10th US Infantry in Cuba.

After his discharge from the Army, Charles settled in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1900 he was living as a boarder in the household of George Hunt and working as the Dye House Boss in a cotton mill.[4]

By 1910 Charles and his family had moved back to DeKalb County, Tennessee. He owned a general farm, with a mortgage on it, and was living there with his wife Cora, their five children and Charlie's brother Thomas Cantrell.[5] Later they decided to move back to Nashville. In 1920 they were living in Nashville and Charlie was working as a boilermaker in the local power plant.[6]

Charles and Ella have not been located on the 1930 or 1940 census records. In 1930 three of their daughters, Agnes, Laura and Bessie, were living together in Nashville, Davidson County. Bessie was the youngest, just 17. This might indicate that Charles and Ella have left the area for a while. They were back by the late 1940s because Charles died in Joelton, Davidson County in 1948. (Still looking,)

Marriages & Children

In 1900 Charles was living in the household of George Hunt, father of his soon to be bride, Cora Hunt.[7] Charles married Cora G Hunt on 20 November 1900 in Davidson County, Tennessee.[8] Cora died on 17 March 1920 in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee. They had children:

  1. Albert F Cantrell, son, b 1902 in Tennessee
  2. Mattie Agnes Cantrell, daughter, b 1903 in Tennessee
  3. Mary M Cantrell, daughter, b 1905 in Tennessee
  4. Leo Alexander Cantrell, son, b 1907 in Tennessee
  5. Laura L Cantrell, daughter, b 1909 in Tennessee
  6. Bessie L Cantrell, daughter, b 1913 in Tennessee

Charles married again to Ella R Tipton on 4 September 1922 in Sumner County, Tennessee.[9] They had no children.

Sources

  1. Military History
  2. Tennessee Death Records
  3. Find A Grave: Memorial #7867379
  4. 1900 census
  5. 1910 census
  6. 1920 census
  7. 1900 census
  8. Tennessee, County Marriages, 1900
  9. Tennessee, County Marriages, 1922
  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD7S-MN6 : 13 July 2016), Charles P Cantrell in household of A P Cantrell, District 6, De Kalb, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district ED 29, sheet 162A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1252; FHL microfilm 1,255,252.
  • "United States Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJDR-HVG3 : 24 May 2014), Charles P Cantrell, 03 May 1898; citing p. 208, volume 094, Nashville, , Tennessee, United States, NARA microfilm publication M233 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 49; FHL microfilm 1,465,935.
  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MS87-VNZ : accessed 17 May 2017), Charles Cantrell in household of George Hunt, Nashville city Ward 2, Davidson, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 74, sheet 15A, family 286, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,563.
  • "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZW9-RXR : 22 December 2016), Chas P Cantrell and Cora G Hunt, 20 Nov 1900; citing Davidson, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 2,047,738.
  • "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKH3-Z56S : 22 December 2016), Chas P Cantrell and Ella R Tipton, 04 Sep 1922; citing Sumner, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 467,488.
  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGX1-YHV : accessed 17 May 2017), Charlie P Cantrell, Civil District 6, DeKalb, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 56, sheet 7B, family 141, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1497; FHL microfilm 1,375,510.
  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MN5Y-5BM : accessed 17 May 2017), Charley Cantrell, Nashville Ward 20, Davidson, Tennessee, United States; citing ED 80, sheet 11A, line 16, family 236, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1735; FHL microfilm 1,821,735.
  • "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NSNX-RDS : 25 May 2014), Charles P Cantrell, 03 Aug 1948; citing National Cemetery, Joelton, Davidson, Tennessee, cn 16703, State Library and Archives, Nashville; FHL microfilm 2,137,399.


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