Charles was married to Edith May McMeekan on 14 Oct 1908 in Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada, at the house of his bride's parents. Their marriage was witnessed by Charles' brother, John A. Nelles Jr. and Edith's father, James McMeekan.
Charles worked as a teamster at a stave mill at the time he was married, perhaps owned by his father. Within a few years, he was working at the Grand Trunk Railway as a brakeman, which was where his father in law worked as a conductor.
1885: Nellis, Charles Chester; male; father: John A Nellis; mother: Priscilla Pearson; profession of father: farmer; description of informant: father of child; when registered: Feb 20 1885.
1891: In the household of: Nelles, John A.; Nelles, Charles C.; male; 6 years old; son; province of birth: Ontario; place of birth of father: Ontario; place of birth of mother: Ontario; religion: Baptist F.
1901: in the household of: Nellas, John A.; Nellas, Charles C.; male; white; son; single; born: Jan 31 1885; 16 years old; born in: Ontario rural; race: Dutch; nationality: Canadian; religion: Baptist; can read; can write; speaks English; mother tongue: English.
1908: husband: Nelles, Charles Chester; profession: teamster; bachelor; 23 years old; religion: Baptist; usual residence: 113 Perth Street, Stratford; father: Nelles, John Adolphus; profession: mill owner; mother: Pearson, Priscilla; spouse: McMeekan, Eva May; spinster; 19 years old; religion: Baptist; usual residence: 14 Ross Street, (Stratford?); father: McMeekan, James; profession: railway conductor; mother: Eaves, Sarah; married: 14 Oct 1908 at 14 Ross Street, Stratford by license; witnesses: James McMeekan, 14 Ross Street, Stratford and John A. Nelles Jr., 104 Perth Street, Stratford.
1911: Nelles, Charles Chester; 129 Perth St; Male; Head; Maried; January 1885; 26 years old; Ontario born; Canadian race; Canadian citizen; Baptist; Teamster; occupation: 5-9-68 [Forestry and lumbering - Mill Work and Manufactures of Wood / Employees, workers, operators, skilled workers / Stave factory employee]; wage earner; employer: Stave Mill; Weeks employed in 1910 at chief occupation: 44; Hours of working time per week at chief occupation: 60; Total earnings in 1910 from chief occupation or trade: 528; Insurance Held at Date Upon life $1450; Against accident or sickness $128; Cost of insurance in census year $20.89; Can read: Yes; Can write: Yes; Language: English.
1921: Nellis, Charles C.; residence: 39 Perth St; municipality: Romeo Ward; Home owned; Single home; Wood construction; Rooms occupied by family: 6/7; head of house; male; married; 35 years old; nativity: Ontario; father's nativity: Ontario; mother's nativity: Ontario; nationality: Canada; racial origin: English; can speak English; can not speak French; religion: Baptist; can read; can write; occupation code: 90-33 [Transportation: Steam Railways / Brakeman]; wage-earner; employer: G T R B [Grand Trunk Railway]; total earnings: 2000; out of work: no; weeks unemployed: 6; weeks unemployed (illness): 6.
1940: Charles Nelles; occupation: brakeman; 294 Albert Street, Romeo Ward, Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada.
Information on Charles' death has not been found. Charles' date of death is not listed on his Ancestry profile; no record was found searching newspapers.com; no record was found searching Find a Grave; although his wife and son are buried in Avondale Cemetery in Stratford, there is no record of his burial there according to http://geneofun.on.ca/cems//ONPER13336?filter=nelles
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