52 Prompts in 52 Weeks #6 – Sympathy Saturday – Charles Ward Karthaeuser

The Geneablogger Tribe has a prompt for Sympathy Saturday in which the blogger is encouraged to post about any aspect of the passing of a person. This week I’m choosing to highlight about a person who was not long on this earth and whose passing occurred on this posting date 79 years ago. He was a 1st cousin 2x removed to me. His grandmother was also my great-grandmother, Anna Marie (Karthaeuser) Repsher.

That person is Charles Ward Karthaeuser. He was the son of Charles Ludwig and Carolyn (Franklin) Karthaeuser, longtime residents of Stirling, New Jersey. Charles Ward was born on 21 January 1939 in New Jersey and lived just 20 short days. His passing occurred on 10 February 1939.

Charles had a younger brother named Paul, born in 1947, who I met here in Tucson a few years back. Paul related the story he wasn’t told that he had an older brother until he himself was around sixteen years old.

A quick search of Ancestry, FamilySearch, Find a Grave, and Newspapers.com turns up no results for Charles. With such a short life, it’s not surprising that few records, if any, exist.

So, that’s my short post on Sympathy Saturday for this week.


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