Charles was born in Guthrie County, Iowa on September 15, 1888. He enlisted in the American Army in 1916, but was discharged after three months due to fallen arches. In 1920, Charles and his wife Bertha came to the South Peace and filed on NW 34-72-11-W6 and SE 33-72-11-W6. Charles died in Hythe on March 16, 1966.
Sources: Pioneer Round Up p. 223