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Charles Kimball Worcester FRENCH

Charles Kimball Worcester FRENCH

Male 1898 - 1967  (69 years)

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  • Name Charles Kimball Worcester FRENCH 
    Born 14 Feb 1898  Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Nov 1967  Lakeville, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried South Buxton, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    South Buxton Cemetery 
    Person ID I23810  Puffers
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2021 

    Father Charles Kimball WORCESTER,   b. 2 Dec 1875, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1960, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Mary Pendlegras FRENCH,   b. 6 Oct 1871, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1931, Buxton, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Family ID F10845  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances Alma SMITH,   b. 24 Jan 1901, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1979, Canaan, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 7 Nov 1917  Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Stanley Nelson FRENCH, Sr.,   b. 15 Jan 1918, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1983, Waynesboro, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     2. Owen Forrester FRENCH,   b. 6 Dec 1922, Buxton, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 2010, Ocala, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     3. Mary Edith FRENCH,   b. 30 Dec 1924, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 2005, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. Norma Imogene FRENCH,   b. 25 Feb 1925, Bar Mills, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1990, Torrington, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     5. Carol Westford FRENCH,   b. 14 Nov 1926, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1996, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 9 May 2021 
    Family ID F10872  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
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    Photos
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  • Notes 
    • He is named after his biological father, Charles Kimball Worcester and was given his mother's maiden name.

      According to the 1900 Federal Census he was living with his grandfather, Talbot and mother, Mary Pendlegras French, in Columbia, Maine.

      According to the 1910 Federal Census he was living with his stepfather, Harvey Holly Smith and mother, Mary Pendlegras French Smith, in Columbia, Maine.

      According to the 1930 census he was living on Branch Avenue in Providence, RI, with his wife, oldest son, and youngest son and daughter.

      According to his WWI Draft Registration Card, 1917-1918, he was a laborer for the Northern Maine Packing Company, Corinna, ME.

      Lived at 14 Winchester Street, Providence, RI in 1940s.

      He was known as "Charlie K. Smith" as a boy as his step-father was a Smith (according to Charles Drisko, local Columbia, ME historian who knew him as young man).

      In an interview with his daughter, Mary Edith French on July 18, 1999 she said "Grampa's mother and step-father were strict Baptists. They made him stay dressed on Sunday and walk around outside reading the Bible".

      He worked at the Steere textile mill off Veazie Street in Providence, RI as a boilerman. He was burned on his arm, head and chest. He lost all his hair in the incident. He then went to the Wanscutt mill on Branch Ave, Providence, RI as a boilerman and watchman. He also worked at Brown University as a watchman. He became sick for several years and his wife had to go to work in the mills. He was an excellent housekeeper, cook, baker and he sewed. He was also an excellent carpenter and cabinet maker. He was strict with his children teaching them to share. The family considered themselves "poor". Two of their children (Norma and Carol) were sent to live with his half sister Hazel because of their poverty. They lived in several "row" houses owned by the mills and he ultimately purchased the duplex house he lived in on Winchester Street when the mill closed.