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Charles Chester Nelles (1885 - aft. 1940)

Charles Chester Nelles aka Nellis
Born in Harwich, Kent, Ontario, Canadamap
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Biography

Charles was born on 31 Jan 1885 in Harwich, Kent, Ontario, Canada. He was the son of John Adolphus Nelles and Priscilla C Pearson. [1][2][3][4]

Charles was married to Edith May McMeekan[5][6] on 14 Oct 1908 in Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada, at the house of his bride's parents.[4] Their marriage was witnessed by Charles' brother, John A. Nelles Jr. and Edith's father, James McMeekan.[4]

Charles was father of Gertrude Margery[5][6] and Bruce Eden[6]. His wife, Edith May McMeekan died of a stroke in 1927.[7] He remarried.[8]

Charles worked as a teamster at a stave mill at the time he was married[4][5], perhaps owned by his father.[4] Within a few years, he was working at the Grand Trunk Railway as a brakeman[6], which was where his father in law worked as a conductor.[4]

Timeline

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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6]

1940: Charles Nelles; occupation: brakeman; 294 Albert Street, Romeo Ward, Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada.[8]

Research Notes

Information on his second marriage has not been found. His wife, Eva, died in 1927.[7] The 1940 voter list records a "Mrs. Chas. Nelles."[8]

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

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Ontario Births, 1869-1912," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNGM-Y85 : 16 July 2017), Charles Chester Nellis, 31 Jan 1885; citing Birth, Harwich, Kent, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,874.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Canada Census, 1891," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLH-VTB : 3 August 2016), Charles C Nelles, Harwich, Kent, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148148.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Canada Census, 1901," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHLW-HGG : 9 December 2020), Chas C Nellas in household of John A Nellas, Kent, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSZF-13K : 1 January 2021), Charles Chester Nelles and Eva May McMeekan, 14 Oct 1908; citing registration , Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,871,868.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "Recensement du Canada de 1911," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:276V-H21 : 16 March 2018), Charles Chester Nelles, 1911; citing Census, Perth North Sub-Districts 1-57, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,517.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Source Citation: Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 81; Census Place: 81, Perth North, Ontario; Page Number: 12; Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.; Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Sixth Census of Canada, 1921. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2013. Series RG31. Statistics Canada Fonds.
  7. 7.0 7.1 “Stroke Is Fatal: Mrs. C. C. Nelles Dies at Stratford Home.” Windsor Star. June 23, 1927. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/70265690/obituary-for-c-c-nelles-aged-39/.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Voters Lists, Federal Elections, 1935–1980. R1003-6-3-E (RG113-B). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Voters Lists, Federal Elections, 1935-1980 Accessed on ancestry.ca, February 2021.

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