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? 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? 25 Nov 1910 Vermontville, Eaton, Michigan, United States
Burial? 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
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