Charles Fremont Canterbury of Springfield, a former resident of Athens, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. DeWitt H. Montgomery, 1617 South Pasfield Street, at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, 1936, at the age of 77 years.

Mr. Canterbury was born in Athens and spent the greater part of his life in this community where he was engaged in farming for a number of years, later retiring.

He moved to Athens where he and his family lived until 28 years ago when they moved to Springfield.

Mr. Canterbury was 77 years old at the time of his death, his wife having preceded him 12 years ago as a result of an accident when a truck making a fire call ran into the family car in Springfield.

Surviving are four children, Mrs. A. Edwin Washburn of New Berlin; Mrs. Montgomery, Miss Margaret Canterbury, and Charles P. Canterbury, Springfield; and a brother, Perry of Buffalo, Wyo.

Funeral services were held last Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Montgomery, at 2 p.m., Rev. E. C. Sandmeyer officiating.

Interment was made in Hall Cemetery, Athens.

Source: Athens Free Press, 5 June 1936 


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