Woodward County Obituaries


Charles Norton Canfield
May 20, 1851 - May 14 1929

Large Crowd Indication of Esteem In Which Old Timer Was Held

Large crowd that attended the funeral services at the Chenoweth Mortuary Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock was an Indication of the esteem in which Woodwardites hold Charles Norton Canfield. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery, Woodward, OK.

Mr. Canfield was born in Fulton, Whiteside County, Illinois, May 20, 1851, and died May 14, 1929, at the age of 77 years, 11 months and 24 days. He was the oldest of seven children born to Mr. And Mrs. Canfield, (James L and Pamela Webb Canfield). After spending his boyhood in Illinois, he went to Iowa at the age of 19 where he married Sarah Royalty.

In 1871, he and his wife moved to Kansas. To this union were born two children, Mrs. Myrtle Brandt of Woodward and Lester Lockwood Canfield of Sharon, both who survive him, during his residence in Kansas he was occupied in the harness and saddlery business as well as the farming interest.

In 1884, he married Belle Bevington in Mankato, Kan. The following children were born to this union: Alice Bess Canfield of Oklahoma City, Mrs., G. I. Van Doll of Tulsa, Mrs. G. W. Brucher and Charles Vern Canfield, both of Oklahoma City, all to whom survive him

Mr. Canfield moved to Woodward in 1905 and lived here until his death.

In June 1920, he was married to Laura Button, who survived him. All of his sisters and brother are living. These are Mrs. Jennie Shannon and Mrs. Alfred Mieter, both of Kansas City, Mo., Miss Lial Canfield, Mrs. C. M. Kingsley and Mrs. E. F. Neal of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Gersham L. Canfield of Beaver City, Neb. The deceased was a member of the Masonic lodge at Mankato for many years. All of his children and his oldest sister, Mrs. Shannon, attended the last rites here.

Submitted by: Juanita Fields

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