The grave marker for Charles L. Winters, who died in March 1919 at age 75 from heart trouble. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Published as it appeared on March 18, 1919, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Page 1, Column 7.

Aged Citizen
Died This Morning


Charles Winters, aged 75 years, passed away at 2 o’clock this morning at the family home at Eleventh and Railroad streets. Mr. Winters had been ill a month or more from heart trouble and his death was not unexpected. The funeral service will be held from the Baptist church at 10 o’clock Thursday morning, Dr. George Varney officiating.

Mr. Winters is survived by his widow, Mary R. Winters, and one son, George P. Winters, superintendent of Mill City schools.

Published as it appeared on March 21, 1919, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Page 4, Column 4.

Charles Winter
Is Laid to Rest


Yesterday the remains of Charles L. Winters, for eighteen years a resident of the Philomath and Alsea vicinities, and recently of Corvallis, was laid to rest in Newton cemetery. Mr. Winters was born at Fox, Illinois, January 14, 1844, and in 1874 became a Kansan, where he married Mary I. Hicks June 10, 1880. In 1889 the change to Oregon was made and in the places above named Mr. Winters and family lived and enjoyed the respect and confidence of a wide circle of friends. About five years ago Mr. Winters moved to Corvallis, and on Tuesday, March 18, he passed away from heart trouble. The widow and a son, George C. Winters, who teaches at Mill City, are left, together with one sister, Mrs. M.A. Wing, of Ottawa, Illinois. The elder Winters was a member of the A.O.U.W. At the service and the grave there were very many lovely floral offerings, and thus a splendid citizen passes into memory.




We desire to extend our sincere heartfelt thanks for the many kindnesses extended us by our friends during the illness and death of our beloved husband and father, Charles Winters, and especially do we gratefully remember the Baptist church, A.O.U.W., I.O.O.F., Rebekahs, W.O.W., Women of Woodcraft, teachers of the Mill City schools and High School, who rendered us such touching services.


Brad Fuqua

Brad Fuqua, Philomath News

Brad Fuqua has covered the Philomath area since 2014 as the editor of the now-closed Philomath Express and currently as publisher/editor of the Philomath News. He has worked as a professional journalist since 1988 at daily and weekly newspapers in Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota, Arizona, Montana and Oregon.