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Patricia, found some more info on Ancestry. Been following up on the Charles Lewis in
Pinckneyville, b 1861. Traced him back to 1900 Sparta Randolph Co. married 13 years to
Elizabeth aka Lizzie Langwith. Children: Harry E 12, Mary E 10, Bessie May 8. Charles
date of birth: June 5, 1861 IL, father b. TN, mother IL. Wife Elizabeth b. IL, possibly
OH (explain later), father b Ireland, mother PA possibly OH.
1910: S. Main St. Pinckneyville IL listed under Charles Louis, age 49, married 23 years to
Elizabeth, age 47, children Harry 22, Marry 18, Bessie 16, mother-in-law Marry Langwith
living with them age 73, b OH mother PA, father PA.
1920: Pinkneyville, Chas. F. Louis, 58, Elizebeth 55, son Harry E 33.
1930: Charles S Lewis, 69, Elizabeth 62, ages 25 and 23 at first marriage, he is a Mine
Manager, listed as coal miner.
Since the Charles you asked about was died in Pinckneyville, I'd bet this is the
Charles you are looking for. You did mention 2 Charles Lewis' being born about the
same time. Did you have a time frame in mind? As I mentioned, this Charles b. 1861
pretty consistently according to all the censuses. Also, I looked up his wife Elizabeth
Langwith and she was daughter of William and Mary Langwith from Sparta, listed age 17 in
1880. She had siblings Henry, John, George, Julia, Maggie, Edmond and Samuel. So I'm
betting Charles lived in Sparta too likely married there. I found some Lewis families
there in 1880 but didn't find a Charles in particular unless he was going by his
middle name. That could be about anything as middle initial was listed one place as F,
another as S. OK< found his marriage record to Elizabeth Langwith on April 21, 1887 in
Randolph Co, pg. 162, license #54. He is listed as Charles F. Lewis. You just may be
able to get his parents' names from this mar!
riage record if you send for it from Perry County Courthouse, and would be $3 for
genealogical copy. I think parents' names were listed on the marriage licenses after
1877. Usually, they will be on the back of the certificate they send you. I'd try
this first if you are just looking for his parents' names in case he isn't the
Charles you were looking for. That way, you haven't invested much. If it's not
the right one, you could post that you have it in case someone other descendant is looking
for that one. But I have a hunch he may be your guy. BTW, the Perry County Courthouse is
the same address as Perry Co Government Building.
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