My Genealogy Hound

Below is a family biography included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published by Mills & Company in 1883.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

* * * *

CHARLES L. BARTLETT, merchant. Mr. Bartlett was born in 1832, in Green county, New York. His father, Charles, and his mother, who was a Lamb, were natives of New York, Mr. Bartlett first embarked in business at Waupaca, Wisconsin, where he remained until 1860, when he removed to Denver City, Colorado, where he engaged in saw-milling and money-loaning; was also in the banking business. At the first election held in that city he was elected county treasurer. In 1866 he came to Pleasant Hill, Missouri, where he was in business until 1873, when he went to St. Louis and engaged in commission business two years. In 1875 he came to Carthage, Missouri, and opened the large grocery and provision house, where he has since remained. This is one of the leading houses of the city and does a large and prosperous business. Mr. Bartlett was one of the original builders and stockholders of the Carthage water-works, and now owns one-fourth of the stock. He has been treasurer of this company from its formation. He is also a stockholder and director in the Traders’ Bank, of Carthage. He owns one of the most elegant residences in the city. He was married in 1860 to Miss Ellen T. Humphreys, of St. Louis. They have four children living. Mr. Bartlett has always voted the Republican ticket, and is now chairman of the city Republican committee. He is also a Mason.

* * * *

This family biography is one of more than 1,000 biographies included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published in 1883.  For the complete description, click here: Jasper County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

View additional Jasper County, Missouri family biographies here: Jasper County, Missouri Biographies

Use the links at the top right of this page to search or browse thousands of other family biographies.