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Charles Murray Diller

Charles Murray Diller

Male 1879 - 1950  (~ 70 years)

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  • Name Charles Murray Diller  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born Oct 1879  Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Mar 1950  Dallas Cnty, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Laurel Land Mem. Park, Dallas, Dallas Cnty, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I7785  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2015 

    Father Francis Asbury Diller,   b. 12 Feb 1854, Mt. Pleasant, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1933, Tiffin, Seneca Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Emma Jane Fitch,   b. 28 Feb 1856, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1953, Tiffin, Seneca Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 1878  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Family ID F2732  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Estella Cora Hinsman,   b. 1 Jul 1879, Kansas, Seneca Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1935, Dallas Cnty, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married Abt 1901  [4, 7
    Children 
     1. Clarence O. Diller,   b. 7 Feb 1902, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1988, Dallas, Dallas Cnty, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2013 
    Family ID F2736  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • In the 1880 census lists Charles' parents, Emma J, 24, and her husband Francis A. Diller, 27, a farm worker, living with Charles. They were living in the home of her parents, John J and Elizabeth Fitch. 1880 U.S. Census, Mt. Pleasant, Frederick Cnty, MD (T 9, Roll 510, stamped p. 422).

      By 1900 Charles' family had moved to Ohio, along with his mother's parents, John and Elizabeth Fitch, who lived next door to them. The census lists his mother Emma J, 45, born Feb 1855, living with his father Francis A. Diller, 47, born Feb 1853. Francis and Emma had been married for 21 years; and Emma had borne 3 children in Maryland, all of whom lived with them: "Mary E"; Charles M, 20, born Oct 1879; and "Hellen E". Francis was a laborer, and his son Charles was a clerk. 1900 U.S. Census, Jackson Twsp, Seneca Cnty, OH (T 623, Roll 1320, stamped p. 1A). (The written dates and ages of the two girls are suspect. Mary's original entry reads that she was born Oct 1875 and was 16 years old; someone has written "24" over the original 16. Helen's original entry reads that she was born Oct 1882, and was 13 years old; someone has written "1883" over the original, and "17" over the original 13.)

      The 1920 census lists Charles M Diller, 38, living with his wife Estella, 38, born in Ohio, and their Ohio-born son Clarence, 18. Charles is employed as a "traveling salesman" of "Novelties." 1920 U.S. Census, 3d Ward, Hillsboro, Hill Cnty, TX (T 625, Roll 1818, stamped p. 93).

      In 1930, Charles and his wife were still living in Texas. The census lists Charles M, 50, born in Maryland, living with his wife "Estell C," 50, born in Ohio. Charles still worked as a "commercial traveler" for a "Novelty company." The census reported that they were married when they were 21 years old (i.e., in 1901). 1930 U.S. Census, Hillsboro, Hill Cnty, TX (T 626, Roll 2357, stamped p. 53).
    • Obituary, Dallas [TX] Morning News, p. 13 (28 Mar 1950):
      "Diller - Charles Murray, age 70 ... passed away Monday [27 Mar]. Survived by wife, Mrs. Goldie [sic] Diller; son, Clarence Diller; three grandchildren, all of Dallas; mother, Mrs. Emma J. Diller; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Moses, Mrs. Helen Shaull, all of Tiffin, Ohio. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday [28 Mar] ... Interment Laurel Land Memorial Park...."

  • Sources 
    1. [S418] MD Census 1880, Frederick|, Maryland, Frederick Cnty, 1880 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T9, Roll 510, p. 422).

    2. [S417] OH Census 1900, Seneca, Ohio, Seneca Cnty, 1900 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T623, Roll 1320, p 1A).

    3. [S345] TX Deaths, 1903-2000 |, Texas, Death Indexes, 1903-2000, (Texas Dep't of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit, Austin, TX 78711; via http://vitals.rootsweb.com/tx/death , and via www.Ancestry.com), Cert # 11313.

    4. [S422] Smith Family Tree|, Betty Goodhall, "Smith -- PA to OH and Beyond" (Jan 2008), (Online database, http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/pedigree.aspx?tid=5254103&pg=0 ).

    5. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", (Emma Jane Fitch).

    6. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary".

    7. [S421] TX Census 1920, Hill, Texas, Hill Cnty, 1920 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T625, Roll 1818, p. 93).