Charles Augustus TREFETHEN0888
(10 January 1842 - 18 April 1935)
Married Christina Harriet BAIN
PARENTS: John TREFETHEN0889
(19 February 1818 - 25 June 1907) with Emma COPELAND
Born in Garland, Maine (Death Certificate says Dexter, Maine)
Married in October 1867 in Vermont
He left home at age 18, and then, in 1866, he moved to Walpole, New Hampshire and worked on a farm there for a year. Then he travelled south to Bellows Falls, Vermont where he worked as an ice packer for a season. In 1867 - 1867 he was found in Provodence, Rhode Island, driving the team for the fire department. In June, 1869, he moved to Oregon by way of Isthmus of Panama and located in Josephine Company, buying 160 acres of land in what's now called Holland and started farming it. In 1882 - 1895 he moved to Del Norte County California and started a Livery business, located in Crescent City and Smith River. He sold his stables in 1886 and bought a 475 acre ranch seven miles north of Smith River and rented 1100 more acres and was very successful raising & breeding cattle and horses while farming the land on the side. He sold it all in 1895 and went back to his old farm in Holland. With 470 acres, he continued to raise stock, farm the land, and he operated a small lumber mill as well. He also owned some mining stock. [s36: Portrait & Biological Record of Western Oregon, Capman Pub. Co., Chicago, 1904]
Wife was the daughter of Calvin & Hannah TREFETHEN [#1154], born in Cornville, Maine 04 January 1847, died on 03 October 1929 in Grants Pass Oregon. [S36:1880 Josephine Co. OR Census:1900 Census as bef.:Jos. Co. Mar. Rec]. They married in Vermont and she was the daughter of Calvin Baine who went to California by way of Cape Horn in 1852 and got into the mining profession [s36 as above]
Resided in Holland, Oregon when he died, last worked as a farmer in 1925. Died from heart problems (Conorary thrombosis). Buried in Kerby, Oregon on April 20, 1935 [s36:Death Certificate]
(SOURCES: 36, Death Certificate, Portrait & Biological Record of Western Oregon, Capman Pub. Co., Chicago, 1904)
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