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Charles F. Jewell

Charles F. Jewell

Male 1940 - 2016  (75 years)

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  • Name Charles F. Jewell  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 30 Oct 1940  Dubuque, Dubuque Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5
    Gender Male 
    Military Service US Army - 1957-1959 
    Occupation Transportation - Truck co. service manager 
    Died 20 May 2016  Dubuque, Dubuque Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Person ID I144  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 27 May 2016 

    Family Carol Jean Snouffer,   b. 6 Jun 1939, New York City, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 2015, Remlap, Blount Cnty, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 31 Mar 1973  Hennepin Cnty, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 6
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F42  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Charles F. Jewell
    Charles F. Jewell (1995)

  • Notes 
    • In an Email letter (14 Feb 2000), his wife Carol Jewell wrote:
      "In regards to Jewell [family history] -- I have had little to no success ... for several reasons.
      "We are very much aware that the [genealogy] line of Chuck's father is dramatically ruined. His father was [illegitimate]. His birthmother died within the first year of his life. He lived with his mother's family. When he was less than 5 years of age, the father [returned from WW II and] made is presence known. This man, with the Jewell last name, had been in military service (which we have no data on, nor can we confirm the first name) [and] returned to the area where the mother was living when he shipped-out.
      "It seems that he and the mother were to marry but he was unaware she was pregnant when he went to war. It seems that after he returned for young Charles, he learned of the death of the mother. He convinced [Charles' mother's] family to let him take the child. Where he went or what happened is unknown, but Charles was put in an orphanage somewhere in Illinois and was adopted by unknowns with the last name of Wright.
      "When Charles was about 16 or 17, he ran away from the home of his adoptive parents. Somehow he located his natural father and just took back the name Jewell.
      "We were located [recently] by a cousin of Charles who hoped that he had finally found my husband's father. From this man we learned that my husband's grandmother (deceased) was a Basquini. This was her last name and her parents were inter-racial. Her grandmother was a French Canadian Indian and her grandfather was believed to be a US citizen. This living relative (he is in his mid-80's) had only recently learned that he and my husband's father were not brothers because this man's mother was the woman who raised Charles until [Charles'] father came back into the picture......"
    • The "Minnesota, Marriage Collection, 1858-2991," accessible through, online database at, lists a marriage of Charles F. Jewell, 32, born about 1941, to Carol J. Schlampp, in the State of Minnesota. Page D14 of that record shows the "Groom Index 1870 Thru 1975" and lists: "Jewell Charles F, 32, Schlampp, Carol J. 33, Hennpn 03-01073."
    • According to Carol's sister Phyllis, after Carol died in Feb 2015, Charles moved back to Iowa to live with his two daughters.
    • Obituary, [Dubuque, IA] Telegraph Herald (25 May 2016):
      "EAST DUBUQUE, Ill. - Charles F. Jewell, 75, of East Dubuque, IL, passed away on May 20, 2016, at Ennoble Manor....
      "Charles was born on October 30, 1940, in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of Charles E. and Mary (Bellings) Jewell. He attended school in Dubuque and served in the Army from 1957 to 1959.
      "He married Carol A. Miller and together they had two daughters Cheryl and Cindy. She passed away in October of 2001. He later married Carol J. Snouffer and she preceded him in death in February of 2015.
      "He worked as a service and parts manager at Kenworth in Birmingham, AL.
      "Charles, or "Elmer," as he was known as in the early days, loved his old-time radio programs on Sunday nights, NASCAR races and the Chicago Cubs. He had a love for his cats and dogs and especially enjoyed being with his family.
      "He is survived by two daughters, Cheryl (Dan) Dalberg and Cindy (Jim Kubitz) Jewell. His siblings, Mitchell Warner, of Dubuque, Trudy (Robbie) Fischer, of Gillespie, IL, Sylvia (Ned) Newingham, of Gillespie, IL, and Chris Warner, of Livingston, IL, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
      "He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ben Jewell...."

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Personal |, Person Named, Spouse, or close Relative or Friend.

    2. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", (Charles F Jewell: 25 May 2016).

    3. [S907] MN Marriages|, Minnesota, Minnesota, Marriage Index, 1958-2001, (Minnesota Dep't of Health, and Minnesota Center for Health Statistics, St. Paul, MN; Online database,, (p. D14).

    4. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", (Jean Scharfenberg; 17 Dec 2002).

    5. [S103] FindaGrave|,, (, 163143652.

    6. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", (Charles F Jewell; 25 May 2016).