Charles Gray Viele

Charles Gray Viele

Male 1856 - 1928

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  • Born  13 Jun 1856  Forksville, Lake County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  30 Jun 1928  Taylorsville, Alexander County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Charles Gray Viele wrote a column for the local newspaper The Taylorsville Times called "The Viele Column." It provided commentary on current events and other public affair matters.

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      Ex-Mayor Viele Died Here Last Saturday
      Funeral services over the remains of Mr. C. G. Viele, who passed away Saturday morning about 9:00 o'clock, was [sic] conducted from the home Sunday afternoon at 4:30 by Rev. J. H. Carter. The remains were laid to rest in the town cemetery. Mr. Viele was 72 years old, had suffered from heart trouble for some time. During the past week his case became serious and his death was not unexpected to those who knew his condition.

      Mr. Viele is survived by his widow, one son, Mr. Murray Viele, of Altoona, Pa., two daughters, Mrs. T. H. Miller and Miss Ada Viele of Taylorsville. Mr. Viele had served several terms as Major of Taylorsville, his last term expired the first of May 1927.

      The numerous floral designs were in charge of the members of Mrs. Viele's Sunday School Class, Miss Helen Watt, Elizabeth Kelly, Mary Ayers Payne, Elizabeth Burke, Rachel Watts, Luna Stevenson. The active pallbearers were Messrs. R. L. Chamberlain, T. C. Alspaugh, J. M. Watts, J. D. McGill, M. L. Gwaltney, R. B. Campbell, John Reese, Ross Matheson. The honorary pallbearers were: Messrs. H. D. Lindsay, H. T. Kelly, H. C. Payne, J. A. Miller, C. P. McNeely, of Mooresville and Dr. Asa Thurston.

      (The Taylorsville Times newspaper clipping without publication date, but with "died: June 30, 1928" written at the top)


      Former Salisburian Dies, Taylorsville

      Chas. G. Viele, 72 years old, died at his home at Taylorsville Saturday morning and the funeral took place there Sunday afternoon, the interment being in Taylorsville. Surviving is the widow, a daughter of the late J. J. Bruner of Salisbury; one son, Murray Viele of Altoona, Pa., and two daughters, Mrs. T. H. Miller of Taylorsville, and Miss Ada Viele, a teacher in the North Carolina College for Women at Greensboro.

      Mr. Viele resided in Salisbury 35 or more years ago. He was connected with some mining interests in this section and later engaged in newspaper work, being associated with T. K. Bruner in the publication of the Watchman, after the death of its publisher, J. J. Bruner. Mr. Viele married a daughter of J. J. Bruner and 25 or more years ago moved to Taylorsville, of which place he had been mayor a number of times.

      ("June 30th, 1928 written on newspaper clipping without publication name, probably from Salisbury)
    Person ID  I3277  Benbow Family and Allied Lines
    Last Modified  30 Dec 2010 

    Father  Sylvester Dennison Viele,   b. 27 Sep 1827,   d. 04 Oct 1856 
    Mother  Anne Gaskings,   b. 13 Apr 1834, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Feb 1914, Dexter, Penobscot County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Oct 1853  Rondout, Ulster County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1171  Group Sheet

    Family  Annie Josephine Bruner,   b. 15 Jul 1858, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1934, Linville Township, Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Nov 1882  Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1900 federal census of Salisbury, Rowan County, NC:
      Veiley, Charles G., born Jun 1856, married 17 years, born IL, father born NY, mother born NY
      --- , Annie V, Jul 1858, m. 17 yrs, mother of 4 children - 3 now living, born NC, f NC, m NC
      --- , S. Murry, Jun 1886, NC, NC, NC
      --- , Halley, May 1889, NC, NC, NC
      --- , Ada, Nov 1890, NC, IL, NC
      Potts, Clarissa, niece, May 1887, NC, NC, NC
      [enumerator made several errors, including writing down Annie's initial as V instead of B, and putting down NC as POB for children's father except on Ada]

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      1910 federal census of Taylorsville, Alexander County, NC:
      Viele, Charles G., head, M, W, 54, M1, 28 yrs, IL, NY, NY
      --- , Anna B., wife, F, W, 52, M1, 28 yrs, NC, NC, NC
      --- , Ada B., dau, F, W, 19, S, NC, IL, NC

    Children 
     1. Ernest Craige Viele,   b. 01 Nov 1883,   d. 23 Oct 1884
     2. Sylvester Murray Viele,   b. 28 Jan 1886, Taylorsville, Alexander County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Sep 1957, Blowing Rock, Watauga County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Sarah Elizabeth Bruner Viele,   b. 30 May 1889, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1979, Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Ada Brandon Viele,   b. 17 Nov 1890
    Last Modified  15 Dec 2010 
    Family ID  F1170  Group Sheet

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