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FREEMAN Charles Etson[1]

Male 1869 - 1951  (81 years)


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  • Name FREEMAN Charles Etson 
    Born 11 Jun 1869  Westport, Essex Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 05 Feb 1951  Franklin, Renville Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Burial Feb 8, 1951 in Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights, MN.

      LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

      I, Charles E. Freeman, (also sometimes known as C. E. Freeman) of Franklin, Renville County, Minnesota, do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all wills and codicils heretofore made by me.

      (1) I direct my representatives hereinafter named, to pay out of the corpus of my estate the expenses of my last illness and funeral expenses, if not otherwise provided for, and the expenses of administration and all inheritance, setae and legacy taxes which may be levied against my estate or the beneficiaries named herein.

      (2) I give, devise and bequeath all of my estate of whatever kind or description, real, personal or mixed, to my wife, Kathryn E. Freeman (also known as Kate E. Freeman) if living at the time of my death.

      (3) In the event, however, that my wife should precedease me, then I give, devise and bequeath all of the estate to my children Ethel M. Freeman, Gladys M. Freeman, and Bernice Nelson, in equal shares, share and share alike, to the exclusion of my other children, and my other children have been omitted intentionally and have not bee omitted by inadvertence or mistake.

      (4) In determining my estate, I hereby direct that any indebtedness owing from my children or any of them to me at the time of my death, whether evidence by notes or other instruments, is forgiven and such indebtedness shall not become a part of my estate.

      (5) I hereby nominate and appoint my daughters, Ethel M. Freeman, Gladys M. Freeman, and Bernice Nelson, or either of them as they may see fit, to be the executrixes of this my Last Will and Testament, granting to them full authority to sell, mortgage, encumber, or in any manner to dispose of any or all of my estate without permission from the Probate Court, and request that they be permitted to serve by giving the minimum bond which may be required by law.

      IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and seal at St. Paul, Minnesota, this 27th day of September, 1946.

      The foregoing instrument was signed, published and declared by Charles E. Freeman (also sometimes known as C. E. Freeman), as and for his Last Will and Testament, at ST. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, on the 27th day of September, 1946, in our presence, and in the presence of each of us, and we, the undersigned, at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto set our hands as attesting and subscribing witnesses at the same time and place.

      Signed:

      Eileen Fitzgerald residing at 2143 Grand Ave., St. Paul
      Johna Burns residing at 554 Holly Ln, St. Paul
    Notes 
    • In 1909 the firm of Poss and Freeman rented out their vacuum cleaner
      by the day - the easy way to clean the house without taking up the
      carpets.

      The firm of Poss and Freeman, one of the oldest firms in Franklin,
      dissolved partnership in January 1915. Poss took over the hardware
      and farm implement business and Freeman took the furniture and lumber
      part of the business. The men were in partnership for 19 years. The new
      store name was "Freeman Furniture, Lumber and Undertaking."

      In 1918, the flu epidemic continued throughout the year, and many
      deaths were attributed to the dread disease. To curb the spread of
      the flu, public gatherings were stopped and funerals were not allowed
      to be held in the churches. This was an order received by C.E.
      Freeman, the local undertaker. Mayor L.H. Kirwin ordered schools
      closed and all activities cancelled for the month of November.

      In 1950, H.J. Poss bought the Freeman Lumber Yards from C.E. Freeman.
      The purchase included several sheds, lumber and material. In August,
      The Freeman Furniture Store was sold to Leanard McAdams of St. Peter.
      Mr. McAdams was also a licensed undertaker.
    Person ID I3039  Freeman-Smith
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 

    Father FREEMAN George Henry,   b. 06 Apr 1841, Hemmingford, Huntingdon, Co., Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1897, Hector, Renville Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother MCDONOUGH Mary,   b. 1836, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Sep 1925, Hector, Renville Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married Bef 1866 
    Family ID F3097  Group Sheet

    Family BROWN Kathryn Elizabeth,   b. 29 Jan 1871, Morton, Renville Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1947, Franklin, Renville Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1894  Franklin, Renville Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Wed in Henryville church in Renville county. Married over 50 years
    Children 
     1. FREEMAN Genevieve Naomi,   b. 19 Feb 1895, Franklin, Renville Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1895, Franklin, Renville Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. FREEMAN Mary Ethel,   b. 11 Feb 1896, Franklin, Renville Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1965, Redwood Falls, Redwood County Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. FREEMAN Gladys Marguerite,   b. 22 Mar 1898, Franklin, Renville Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1983, Franklin, Renville Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. FREEMAN Bernice Loretta,   b. 05 Mar 1901, Franklin, Renville Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 May 1967, Anoka Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     5. FREEMAN George Bernard,   b. 28 Nov 1902, Franklin, Renville Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1950, Chicago, Cook Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     6. FREEMAN Charles Lyle,   b. 06 Nov 1906, Franklin, Renville Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1957, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     7. FREEMAN Gertrude Kathryn "Sister Gertrude",   b. 29 Apr 1909, Franklin, Renville Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1998, St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     8. FREEMAN Elizabeth (Betty Anne),   b. 11 Feb 1919,   d. 17 Feb 1956  (Age 37 years)
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F3039  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Betty Kate Charles
    Betty Kate Charles
    L-R Betty Anne Freeman, Kate Brown, Charles E. Freeman
    Charles E Ethyl Gladys
    Charles E Ethyl Gladys
    L-R Ethyl, Chares E., Gladys
    Charles E, L, R
    Charles E, L, R
    L-R Charles Lyle, Charles E., Charles Robert (baby)
    Charles Katy Freeman
    Charles Katy Freeman
    Freeman Family
    Freeman Family
    Back L-R: Gertrude, Ethyl, Bee, Charles L., Gladys.
    Mid L-R: Betty Jane, Pat
    Front L-R: John, Joanne Freeman, Charles E. Freeman in wheelchair
    Kate Charlie Freeman
    Kate Charlie Freeman
    Charles E. Freeman & Kate Brown
    Charles E. Freeman & Kate Brown
    Marriage Certificate for C.E. Freeman and Kate Brown
    Marriage Certificate for C.E. Freeman and Kate Brown
    Charles E. Freeman Obituary page 1
    Charles E. Freeman Obituary page 1
    Charles E. Freeman Obituary page 2
    Charles E. Freeman Obituary page 2
    Letter from Gladys to Pastor about Charles E passing away
    Letter from Gladys to Pastor about Charles E passing away
    Sympathy article for CE Freeman's death, page 1
    Sympathy article for CE Freeman's death, page 1
    Sympathy article for CE Freeman's death, page 2
    Sympathy article for CE Freeman's death, page 2
    50th Anniversary Invitation
    50th Anniversary Invitation
    Charles Etson Freeman
    Charles Etson Freeman
    Will for Charles E. Freeman
    Will for Charles E. Freeman
    Kate and Charles Anniversary Article page 1
    Kate and Charles Anniversary Article page 1
    Kate and Charles Anniversary Article page 2
    Kate and Charles Anniversary Article page 2
    Charles E. Freeman
    Charles E. Freeman
    Letter from Sister St. Gertrude to Dad
    Letter from Sister St. Gertrude to Dad
    Letter from Sister St. Gertrude to Dad
    Letter from Sister St. Gertrude to Dad
    Gertrude and Charles
    Gertrude and Charles
    Sister Gertrude, Charles E. Freeman
    Anniversary napkin for Katie and Charlie
    Anniversary napkin for Katie and Charlie
    Check from C. E. Freeman to Anthony Poss
    Check from C. E. Freeman to Anthony Poss
    Article about C.E. Freeman
    Article about C.E. Freeman
    Article about Charles' and Kate's 50th Anniversary
    Article about Charles' and Kate's 50th Anniversary
    Charles E. Freeman
    Charles E. Freeman
    Charles and Kathryn Freeman
    Charles and Kathryn Freeman
    Franklin Public School
    Franklin Public School

  • Sources 
    1. [S986] The History of Franklin Minnesota, Ruby Deming, 113, 122, 123, 125, 155.
      pg 113: The firm of Freeman and Poss rent a vacuum
      pg 122: The firm of Freeman and Poss break up
      pg 123: 1916 population of business directory
      pg 125: C. E. Freeman as local undertaker
      pg 155: H. J. Poss bought the Freeman Lumber Yards from C. E. Freeman


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