Puffer Genealogy



Charles Henry Puffer

Charles Henry Puffer[1]

Male 1856 - 1939  (83 years)

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  • Name Charles Henry Puffer  [1, 2
    • Akron, MI

      "Charles junior, the second oldest child now became the breadwinner of the family (father was fighting in the Civil War, older brother Chauncey had left). We are not sure of his age when he first whent to work in the woods, but we know that he was experienced in lumbering by the time he was 14 years of age. Lumbering was the only work available for youngsters who wanted to earn cash." Ruth La Bounty Puffer

      "When he grew up Charles, Jr. loved to tell a story about himself and a bear. His only pair of pants needed mending and while his mother mended them he went outside in the woods. Then he saw a bear come out of the woods and go after their only pig. Knowing that the pig was their only source of meat, he ran after the bear and scared him away. The bear must have thought that he was a little bear too. Anyway the pig was saved." Ruth La Bounty Puffer
    Born 28 Mar 1856  St. Joseph County, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    FindaGrave 89531278 
    Died 17 Aug 1939  Caro, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Brookside Cemetery/Fairgrove, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I13424  Puffer Genealogy
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2017 

    Father Charles F. Puffer,   b. 6 Sep 1831, Oswego, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1919, Flint, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Margaret Charlotte Livingston,   b. 6 Oct 1832, Geneva, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1909, Fairgrove, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 17 Mar 1852  [1
    Family ID F1724  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia Adelaide Gilbert,   b. 3 Nov 1862, Genesee County, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1945, Tuscola County, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 26 Sep 1877  Fairgrove, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Burton Puffer,   b. 8 Aug 1878, South Boardman, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1900, Fairgrove, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     2. Alta Mae Puffer,   b. 4 May 1882, Fairgrove, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1971, Akron, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +3. Verna Lannette Puffer,   b. 20 Sep 1884, South Boardman, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1976, Phoenix, AZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     4. Raymond Wilford Puffer,   b. 5 May 1888, Fangione, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1974, Tecumseh, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +5. Mary Elizabeth Puffer,   b. 30 Jun 1894, Fairgrove, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1940  (Age 46 years)
    +6. Theron Otto Puffer,   b. 6 Oct 1898, Fairgrove, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1994, Lansing, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
    +7. Alice Agnes Puffer,   b. 4 Oct 1890, Fairgrove, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1981, Saint Petersburg, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F8762  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Aug 1939 - Caro, MI Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
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    charles henry puffer 1856 gs.jpg

  • Notes 
    • Akron, MI

  • Sources 
    1. [S1210] _Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, Charles Nutt, A. B.,, , (The Tuttle Company), 341.

    2. [S178] Puffer/Warren Family Histories, 1998, Ruth La Bounty Puffer, (Family history papers).

    3. [S1327] Death Certificate.