Obit: Besler, Charles L. (1879 - 1940)
Contact:  Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Besler, Swann, Swinn

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 11 Jan. 1940

Besler, Charles L. (? - 6 Jan. 1940)

Mrs. Clifford Swann, town of Grant, received word of the death of her father Charles L. Besler, January 6, at Hot Springs, National Park, Arkansas.

Death was duet to a hear attack.

* Mrs. Clifford Swinn, Sr., formerly of the Pleasant Ridge community, was the daughter of Mrs. Margaret N. Besler.  Burial took place at Cedar Rapids.

1920 Federal Census, Delaware, Iowa

Charles L Besler, white, married, male
father's birthplace: Germany
mother's birthplace: Iowa

Household Members
self Charles L Besler M 41y (1879 Iowa)
wife Anna Besler F 35y (1885 Iowa)
son Edwin Besler M 14y Iowa
dau Florence Besler F 13y Iowa
dau Margaret Besler F 9y Iowa
son Carl Besler M 7y Iowa
dau Leverne Besler F 2m Iowa

1930 Federal Census, Hot Springs, Garland, Arkansas, enumeration district # 0019, family # 500, sheet number and letter: 21A, line # 43

Charles L Besler, white, married, male
father's birthplace: France
mother's birthplace: Germany

Household Members
head Charles L Besler M 56 (1874 Iowa)
wife Mary M Besler F 32 (1898 Arkansas)
daughter Margaret B Besler F 14 Arkansas
daughter Mary A Besler F 0 Arkansas

1940 Federal Census, Area A, Cedar Rapids, Rapids Township, Linn, Iowa, United States, enumeration district # 57-48, family # 496, sheet number and letter: 62B, line # 58

Margaret Besler, white divorced female
estimated birth year: 1871
residence in 1935: Same House

Household Members
head Margaret Besler F 69 (1971 Iowa)
lodger Jane L Walton F 58 Iowa
lodger Laura Kilomeyers F 64 Iowa

Section Number ___F___ Page 78
Architectural and Historical Resources of Cedar Rapids Residential Neighborhoods. 1870 -1940_______Iowa
Name of Multiple Property Listing State

31 2First Ave., SW - Charles & Margaret Besler House

Death Certificate Index - Linn County (1925-1933) 1/7/2011, Page 15
Besler, Anna, b. 09 Nov. 1845 France  d. 06 Jan. 1926 Linn Co., Iowa,  # 057-2404 Box # D2300



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