Charles Draper Wilder, Jr.

Male 1875 - 1944  (68 years)


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  • Name Charles Draper Wilder  [1, 2
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 15 Aug 1875  Richland Township, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Feb 1944  Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Burial: Apr 1944, Pulaski Village Cemetery - Route 11 - Pulaski, Oswego Co., New York
    Age 68 years 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    Elias Wilder  (3 x Great Grandfather) 
    Amelia Hazelton,   b. 6 Oct 1828, Frankfort, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1907, Richland, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  (Grandmother) 
    Person ID I11433  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 18 May 2020 

    Father Ancestors Charles Draper Wilder, Sr.,   b. 1854, Sandy Creek Township, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1875, Richland Township, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Cora Hazelton Minot,   b. 16 May 1852, Albion, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1926, Richland, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Other Partners: John Dempster Ledyard  m. 2 Mar 1886  
    Relationship natural 
    Married Oct 1869  Richland Township, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2525  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Fannie Belle Stark,   b. 14 Aug 1877, Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1955, Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 15 Dec 1897  Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Newspaper Article - Friday, December 10, 1897 Oswego Daily Times - Oswego, New York - Pulaski, December 9 - Mr. and Mrs. Byron Starks have issued invitations to the marriage of their daughter, Fannie Belle, to Mr. Charles D. Wilder, the event to take place Wednesday afternoon, December 15.
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Dorothy Elizabeth Wilder,   b. 27 Jul 1914, Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 2005, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  [natural]
    Francis Bion Geer  m. 21 Jun 1938
    Last Modified 18 May 2020 
    Family ID F3638  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Newspaper Articles - Tuesday, October 23, 1934 Oswego Palladium Times - Oswego, New York - Burns To Death Trying To Save Cattle When Flames Raze Three Wilder Barns - Neighbors Find Charred Body of William Scoville in Ruins Left By Disastrous Blaze On Farm Near Pulaski Tuesday Morning; Loss Is $10,000 - Pulaski, October 23 - The most disastrous barn fire here in many years, starting about 4:30 Tuesday morning cost the life of William Scoville, burned many head of cattle and completely destroyed three barns on the farm of Charles M. Wilder, located a short distance south of the village line and a half mile west of the Syracuse highway. The barns were about the largest in the vicinity of Pulaski and the blaze could be seen for many miles. Loss is estimated at $10,000, partially covered by insurance. Scoville who with James Deshane, was employed on the farm, was not missed until after the collapse of the main barn. A hurried search of the crowd failed to locate anyone who had seen him since the start of the fire and it is believed that he lost his life trying to get the cattle out of the stable. According to information available, the fire is believed to have started from a backfiring gasoline engine using for pumping water and located in a small shed attached to the southeast corner of the large barn. Deshane last saw Scoville when they were attempting to get out the cattle. The flames spread with almost incredible rapidity and only a few of the cows could be released from their stanchions and driven out. In the confusion and darkness and the crowd of neighbors and townspeople which quickly gathered, no one missed Scoville until fully a half hour after the start of the fire, when inquiry was made in connection with the cause of the blaze, and he could not be located. At that time most of the large barn had collapsed, and if he had been overcome while trying to release the stock, his body was buried under many tons of blazing hay. There were three large buildings in the group destroyed, a main barn which, with additions, was more than 100 feet long and about 40 feet in width, a horse barn attached to the front of it, about 36 feet square, and a large wagon house and granary on the southwest side. There were also two large silos attached to the main barn. Mr. Wilder estimated that the main barn and horse barn contained more than 90 tons of hay and 40 tons of straw and the silos were filled with ensilage. In the granaries were many hundred bushels of oats. Neighbors arrived in time to get out four horses, and some chickens which were in a henhouse attached to the carriage house. A few farm machines were saved. At the time of the fire there were 87 head of cattle in the cow barn, and it is believed that not more than seven or eight were driven out to safety. The house on the property, located about 50 feet from the wagon house was saved, mostly by the wind which kept the flames and much of the heat in the opposite direction. For a time the walls were in danger of igniting but water was kept sprinkled on them and the small pumper from Pulaski was on hand with a chemical hose in reserve. There was no water available except a little from the cistern of the house and all wells on the farm were dry. The great quantity of hay and straw in the barn as well as their unusual size made the heat so intense that no one could venture within many feet of them during the height of the blaze and it will be several days before the embers will be extinguished. Shortly after the granary was well in flames, there was a heavy explosion which drove the crowd nearest it back hurriedly, but the west wall held and the resulting sparks caused no damage. - Body Recovered - The charred body of Mr. Scoville was found at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday morning by James Teachout, a neighbor. It was lying about two feet inside the cow barn door where the man evidently was trapped when trying to get the cattle outside. The fierce flames had nearly consumed the body. The skeleton of one of the cows lay partially across it. William M. Scoville was born July 23, 1884, in Redfield. He had worked on the railroad and on farms in this section and in Sandy Creek. He began work for Mr. Wilder 2½ years ago. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Watson Scoville and is survived by two brothers, Emery Scoville, also employed by Mr. Wilder and Watson Scoville. There are also two sisters, Mrs. Fanny Cronk, Ellisburg, and Mrs. Anna Joyner, Fayetteville. The body was brought to the A. E. Lawrence funeral home where services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the local cemetery.

      Newspaper Article - Wednesday, October 24, 1934 Oswego Palladium Times - Oswego, New York - Rites For Blaze Victim Thursday - Funeral for William Scoville Will Be at A. E. Lawrence Rooms - Pulaski, October 24 - Funeral services for William Scoville, farm hand, who was burned to death early Tuesday morning when fire destroyed the barns on the Charles D. Wilder farm south of this village will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the A. E. Lawrence funeral rooms. The Rev. Lee A. Howe, Jr., of the Baptist church will officiate, and burial will be in Daysville cemetery. Scoville was trapped while attempting to lead cattle out of the flames. Eighteen cows, one thoroughbred Brown Swiss calf, fodder and farm machinery are included in the $10,000 loss. Nine head of cattle were driven out to safety. James DeShane, who manages the farm for Mr. Wilder, also had a narrow escape as he remained in the barn for some time to drive out the cows. He has minor burns about the head and arms. Scoville went to the barn ahead of DeShane Monday morning and was attempting to start the gasoline milking machine when it backfired. DeShane arrived first as the fire had spread to a small pool of gasoline which had dripped from the carburetor of the machine. Both men threw several pails of water on the burning oil, but only spread the fire.

      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday February 24, 1944 The Palladium Times - Oswego, New York - Charles D. Wilder Has Fatal Stroke - Well Known Pulaski Cattle Dealer Stricken Yesterday While On Trip - Pulaski - Charles D. Wilder, Widely known cattle dealer in this section, died late Wednesday night after an illness of only a few hours. Mr. Wilder was on one of his regular cattle buying trips north of Pulaski, when he suffered a stroke between Belleville and Henderson. He was removed to his home in Maple Avenue, Pulaski, where he died in a few hours without recovering consciousness. Born August 15, 1875, Mr. Wilder in early life was engaged in cheese making. He owned and operated three farms as well as conducting his cattle business, and was known throughout the North Country for his activities along the latter lines. He was a member of Pulaski Baptist church and _ groups. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Fannie Starks Wilder; a daughter, Mrs. Francis Geer; two grandchildren, all of Pulaski; and a brother, Thomas Wilder of Pulaski, R. F. D. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at the family home by Rev. Clifton R. Bohannon, pastor of the Baptist Church, Pulaski. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.
    • CENSUS: June 9, 1900 Sandy Creek Township, Oswego County, New York - Head of Household - Charles D. Wilder, age 24, born in New York in August 1875, Father and Mother born in New York, Married 2 years, Renting farm, Farmer; Wife, Francis Wilder, age 23, born in New York in August 1876, Father and Mother born in New York, No children born to her.

      CENSUS: April 28, 1910 Village of Pulaski, Richland Township, Oswego County, New York - Head of Household - Charles D. Wilder, age 33, born in New York, Father and Mother born in New York, Married 12 years, Owns mortgage free home on Furnace Street, Speculator; Wife, Fanny B. Wilder, age 32, born in New York, Father and Mother born in New York, No children born to her; Mother-in-Law, Elizabeth C. Starks, age 66, born in New York, Father born in Rhode Island, Mother born in New York, Widow, 3 children born to her with 3 children still living, Own income; Boarder, Roy W. Ripson, age 31, born in New York, Father and Mother born in New York, Single, Farm laborer.

      CENSUS: June 1, 1915 Richland Township, Oswego County, New York - Head of Household - Charles D. Wilder, age 39, Cattle dealer; Wife, Fanny S. Wilder, age 38; Daughter, Dorothy E. Wilder, age 310 days; Mother-in-Law, Elizabeth Stacks, age 70.

      CENSUS: January 26, 1920 Village of Pulaski, Richland Township, Oswego County, New York - Head of Household - Charles D. Wilder, age 45, born in New York, Father and Mother born in New York, Owns mortgage free home on Maple Avenue, Cattle dealer; Wife, Fannie B. Wilder, age 43, born in New York, Father and Mother born in New York; Daughter, Dorothy E. Wilder, age 5, born in New York, Father and Mother born in New York; Hired Nurse, _ French, age 28, born in New York, Father and Mother born in New York, Single, Registered nurse for private family; Servant, Emma Schaad, age 26, born in New York, Father and Mother born in Poland, Servant for private family.

      CENSUS: June 1, 1925 Richland Township, Oswego County, New York - Head of Household - Charles D. Wilder, age 49, Residing at #13 Maple Avenue, Speculator; Wife, Fannie R. Wilder, age 47; Daughter, Dorothy E. Wilder, age 10.

      CENSUS: April 1930 Village of Pulaski, Richland Township, Oswego County, New York - Head of Household - Charles D. Wilder, age 54, born in New York, Father and Mother born in New York, Owns home valued at $6,000 at #13 Maple Avenue, Owns a radio, First married at age 22, Farmer; Wife, Fannie B. Wilder, age 52, born in New York, Father and Mother born in New York, Retailer of ladies wear; Daughter, Dorothy Wilder, age 15, born in New York, Father and Mother born in New York, Attending school; Servant, Emma Schaad, age 36, born in New York, Father and Mother born in Switzerland, Single, Servant for private family; Boarder, Wallace Hotelling, age 26, born in New York, Father and Mother born in New York, Single, Truck driver; Boarder, Lila Washburn, age 58, born in New York, Father and Mother born in New York, Widow, First married at age 18, Saleslady at millinery; Boarder, Cicero Hancock, age 77, born in New York, Father born in Massachusetts, Mother born in New York, Single, Retail merchant of pianos.

      CENSUS: April 20, 1940 Village of Pulaski, Oswego County, New York - Head of Household - Charles D. Wilder, age 64, born in New York, Education 4 years of high school, Residence in 1935 same house, Farmer; Wife, Fannie B. Wilder, age 63, born in New York, Education 4 years of high school, Residence in 1935 same house, Proprietor sales woman of retail ready to wear store; Servant, Emma C. Schaad, age 46, born in New York, Single, Education 8 years of school, Residence in 1935 same house, Housekeeper for private family; Lodger, Lillian E. Washburn, age 67, born in New York, Widow, Education 2 years of high school, Residence in 1935 same house, Seamstress in private home.

  • Sources 
    1. [S248] U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Registration State: New York; Registration County: Oswego; Roll: 1818708; Draft Board: 3.

    2. [S1994] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Year: 1920; Census Place: Richland, Oswego, New York; Roll: T625_1254; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 186; Image: 371.