GODCHARLES, Charles Aiken

GODCHARLES, Charles Aiken

Male 1843 - 1903  (59 years)

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  • Name GODCHARLES, Charles Aiken 
    Born 8 Dec 1843  Farrandsville, Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography
    • CHARLES AIKEN GODCHARLES, son of Henry and Esther (Price) Godcharles, was born at Farrandsville, Clinton Co., Pa., Dec. 8, 1843. He attended the public schools for a few years, and learned the trade of nailmaker, under his father, who was a pioneer nailmaker in this country, traveling all the way from his native place in Canada by foot. At a very tender age Mr. Godcharles enlisted for service in the Civil war in Company G, 131st Pennsylvania Volunteers, and reenlisted in Company A, 201st Pennsylvania Volunteers. After the close of the war he followed his trade at Duncannon, Pa., and later removed to Northumberland, where he accepted a similar position with Van Alen & Co. In 1874 he headed a company which built a nail mill at Milton, later one at Towanda, and then a third at Northumberland. He retired from active business a few years before his death, which occurred January 17,1903. He was a member of the Masonic Fraternity, belonging to all the bodies, and was a prominent member of the Republican party.
    Biography
    • Charles Aiken Godcharles, son of Henry and Esther (Price) Godcharles, was born at Farrandsville, Clinton Co., Pa., December 8, 1843. He attended the public schools for a few years, and learned the trade of nail maker under his father, who was a pioneer nail maker in this country. At a very tender age Mr.Godcharles enlisted during the Civil War in Company G, 131st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, and again re-enlisted as a sergeant in Company A, 201st Regiment.

      After the war he followed his trade at Duncannon, Pa., and later removed to Northumberland, where he accepted a similar position for Van Allen & Company. In 1874 he headed a company which built the nail mill at Milton, later the one at Towanda and a third at Northumberland. A few years before his death, which occurred January 17, 1903, he retired from active business, which his three sons, Brothers Fred. A., William B. and Walter A., are now conducting. He was a brother of William H. and Johnson B. Godcharles.
    Census (desc) 1860  Hepburn Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    living with his parents and working as a nail cutter 
    Census (desc) 1870  Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    living with his brother William and working as a nailor 
    Census (desc) 1880  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    living on Center St. and working as a nail manufacturer 
    Census (desc) 1900  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    living at 125 N Front St. and working as the proprietor of a nail mill 
    _UID 5B02340ABC6F8444BACAAFFC83DFFD203C68 
    Died 17 Jan 1903  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Harmony Cemetery 
    Person ID I68  Milton Families
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2012 

    Father GODCHARLES, Henry,   b. 15 Sep 1817, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1894  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother PRICE, Esther,   b. 1820, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family BURKENBINE, Elizabeth Bird,   b. 1852, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1929, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1871 
    Children 
     1. GODCHARLES, Frederic Antes,   b. 3 Jun 1872, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1944, Leonardtown, St. Mary's, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +2. GODCHARLES, William Burkenbine,   b. 13 Mar 1874, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1955, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. GODCHARLES, Mary B.,   b. 1878,   d. 1952, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. GODCHARLES, Charles C.,   b. Jan 1880, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1880, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    +5. GODCHARLES, Walter Aiken,   b. 13 Jan 1881, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1954, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +6. GODCHARLES, Elizabeth H.,   b. 21 Aug 1882, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1956, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     7. GODCHARLES, Esther L.,   b. Aug 1883, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1978  (Age ~ 94 years)
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F28  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Floyd's History of Northumberland County, PA 1911.

    2. [S128] Freemasonry in Northumberland & Snyder counties, Pennsylvania, Volume 1, 414.

    3. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 19 South Ward.

    4. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 11 Ward 2.

    5. [S4] Gravestone.