Charles Augustus Weant

♂, #5790, b. 15 May 1871, d. 17 February 1963
Father*Charles Alexander Weant b. 17 Jun 1820, d. 11 Jul 1900
Mother*Mary Elizabeth Corl b. 28 Mar 1833, d. 23 May 1923
     Charles was born on 15 May 1871 at Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina. He married Sarah Jane Winecoff on 13 September 1894 at Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina. Charles died on 17 February 1963 at Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, at age 91. His body was interred at Bethel Church, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina.
     He lived at Franklin Township, Rowan County, North Carolina, on 1 June 1880 with Charles Alexander Weant and Mary Elizabeth Weant.1 Charles Augustus Weant was self-employed as a farmer. He became Charles Wesley Weant and Alma Elizabeth Weant's adoptive father in 1922 at Rowan County, North Carolina. On 1 April 1930 Charles Augustus Weant and Sarah Jane Weant lived at Franklin Township, Rowan County, North Carolina.2 On 1 April 1940 Charles Augustus Weant and Sarah Jane Weant lived at RFD 4, Ridge Rd east from Ellis Crossroads, Franklin Township, Rowan County, North Carolina.3      Uncle Charlie was the Sunday School Superintendant at his church for many years, and just as he often walked to and from work, he very often walked the shorter distance between home and church on Sunday.
     Newspaper stories written in his later years tell that he worked over 30 years for the railroad shop at Spencer, never late for work, apparently never absent because of illness, but occasionally missing a day when some necessity of farm work had to take precedence over the shop work. He often commuted the 4 mile distance on foot. And when he retired from the railroad, he continued actively farming.
     It was unusual to maintain such an active life to such an advanced age as Charles Augusta "Uncle Charlie" Weant did, continuing strenuous farm work, for example, well into his 80's, and finally giving it up only perhaps because of his failing eyesight. He retained good general health throughout his life and died unexpectedly at home one day in his 91st year.
     Stories were written about a clock in the family with a 100-year guarantee that expired during Uncle Charlie's possession of it, the clock still working perfectly. One of his hobbies--remembered by surviving relatives, but perhaps not noted in the newspapers--was collecting or studying mechanical puzzles and toys.

Family

Sarah Jane Winecoff b. 25 May 1869, d. 26 Feb 1955
Children

References

  1. [S8] 1880 USA Federal Census, 109 East Jones Street, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, Year: 1880; Census Place: Franklin, Rowan, North Carolina; Roll: 980; Page: 237A-237B; Enumeration District: 236.
  2. [S416] 21 Jan 1930 USA Federal Census, 109 East Jones Street, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, Year: 1930; Census Place: Franklin, Rowan, North Carolina; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0012; FHL microfilm: 2341452.
  3. [S417] 21 Jan 1940 USA Federal Census, unknown repository address, Year: 1940; Census Place: Franklin, Rowan, North Carolina; Roll: m-t0627-02968; Pages: 14B-15A; Enumeration District: 80-12.