Person:Charlotte Harris (1)

Charlotte Elizabeth Harris
  • F.  William Harris (add)
  • M.  Charlotte Lawson (add)
  1. Charlotte Elizabeth Harris1844 - 1910
m. 24 Feb 1860
  1. William Samuel Hicks1862 - 1889
  • HPerry A. Gunn1837 - 1890
  • WCharlotte Elizabeth Harris1844 - 1910
m. 5 June 1864
  1. Flora Marie Gunn1865 - 1866
  2. Fanny Marie Gunn1867 - 1937
  3. Allister Gunn1871 - 1958
  4. Grace Alameda Gunn1879 - 1968
Facts and Events
Name Charlotte Elizabeth Harris
Gender Female
Birth[1] 22 Jan 1844 Seasend, Lincolnshire, England
Marriage 24 Feb 1860 Parma Center, Monroe, New York, United Statesto George W. Hicks
Marriage 5 June 1864 Galesburg, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United Statesto Perry A. Gunn
Death[1] 25 Nov 1910 Vermontville, Eaton, Michigan, United States
Burial[1] Vermontville, Eaton, Michigan, United StatesWoodlawn Cemetery

Charlotte Harris Hicks Gunn. Her first husband, George W. Hicks, died at age 21 in the Civil War. Charlotte was granted a pension of $8 per month for the care of her child via a certificate dated 9 Mar 1864, but commencing retroactively on 20 Jul 1863, the date of her husband's death. [Certificate no. 55,834] A pension increase of $2 was approved on 10 Feb 1874.

Following the death of Perry in July 1890, Charlotte again received a pension of $8, plus $2 for the care of daughter Grace, commencing 26 Jul 1890.

After the Renewal Act of 3 Mar 1901, she made a claim for the restoration of her earlier pension and received approval to get $12 per month commencing 20 May 1903.

Charlotte didn't have good luck -- her first husband, son and daughter all died young; her second husband (Perry) died at age 53 from a kidney disease. Charlotte herself died at age 66 of breast cancer. Life was hard, disease was rampant, and death was often early in the 1800s.

1870 Census
Name: Charlotte Gunn
Birth Year: abt 1844
Age in 1870: 26
Birthplace: England
Home in 1870: Vermontville, Eaton, Michigan
Household Members:
Lery (Perry) Gunn 32
Charlotte Gunn 26
Fannie Gunn 3
William Hicks 8 = Charlotte's son from first husband

1900 Census:
Name: Charlotte C Gunn
Home in 1900: Vermontville, Eaton, Michigan
Age: 56
Birth Date: Jan 1844
Birthplace: England
Immigration Year: 1852
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Mother: number of living children: 3
Mother: How many children: 5
Marital Status: Widowed
Occupation:
Household Members:
Charlotte C Gunn 56
Grace A Gunn 20

1910 Census:
Name: Charlotte E Gunn
Age in 1910: 66
Estimated Birth Year: 1844
Birthplace: England
Relation to Head of House: Mother-in-Law
Father's Birth Place: England
Mother's Birth Place: England
Home in 1910: Vermontville, Eaton, Michigan
Marital Status: Widowed
Year of immigration: 1860
Household Members:
Lloyd L Gunn 33
Grace A Gunn 30 = Charlotte's daughter
Lawrence Gunn 9
Max C Gunn 8
Gladys A Gunn 6
Charlotte E Gunn 66

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Find A Grave.

    Tombstone shown, Plot A Lot 94. Memorial ID 121932909: [1]