Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday's Obituary : Charles Alexander West Chew (1860-1925)

Source: C.A. Chew obituary, Commercial-Review, Portland, Indiana, USA, July 17, 1925, page 1

C.A. CHEW IS DEAD AT BOYNE CITY, MICHIGAN

Word Received Here Late Yesterday Comes As Shock To Relatives And Friends

Was Here On Visit Six Weeks Ago

Was Injured in Automobile Accident While on Return Trip to his Home.

Word was received here late yesterday telling of the death at Boyne City, Mich., of C.A. Chew, 75, former well known Jay county resident, living near Salamonia and New Corydon.  Particulars concerning the death were not received.  Local relatives left here yesterday afternoon via auto for Boyne City.

It is conjectured that Mr. Chew may have died from injuries received in an automobile accident a few weeks ago while returning to Boyne City, following a visit to this locality.  The Chews came here from Michigan about six weeks ago on a visit.  At that time Mr. Chew was in the best of health.  On the return trip they were in an accident and Mr. Chew was injured.

The deceased had been a resident of Jay county for many years.  He was engaged in the store business at Salamonia for many years, later selling the store and moving on a farm near New Corydon.  Later he went to Geneva, where he organized the Chew Overall factory, which he sold a few years ago and moved to Michigan.

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Charles Alexander West CHEW was born August 18, 1860 in Darke County, Ohio, the son of Dr. Ezekiel Cooper and Caroline Bishop (WOOLSTON) CHEW.  


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