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Charles, William B. - Capt

DEATH OF CAPT. CHARLES.

A Well Known Citizen of Greenville Passes Away.

Special to The State.

Greenville, May 8.--Capt. Wm. B. Charles, a well-known and highly respected citizen of Greenville county, who lived near "Waycross," some two and one-half miles from Piedmont, died on Saturday morning last. Mr. Charles was 66 years of age. He was born and reared in the neighborhood of the home in which he died, and he has always followed the business of farming, at which he made a success. When the war between the States occurred, he entered the Confederate army, and was captain of Co. F., Hampton Legion, known as the Davis Guards. He was a brave and faithful officer, cool and intrepid, and such a thing as fear was unknown to him. He was kind to the men under him and careful of their welfare but a the same time he demanded strict attention to the duties of a soldier. His former comrades held him in highest esteem.

When the war was ended he sheathed his sword, and turned his attention to following the plow and tilling the soil. As a citizen and neighbor he was conservative large hearted and public spirited. He was twice married, and four children of his first wife survive him. Mr. Charles was a man of religious convictions, and was one of the best friends and supporters of Waycross church, located next his home. He has been a member of the Masonic fraternity for more than forty years.

The State, Columbia, SC 12 May 1901



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