Reeves, Charlotte Lottie

Birth Name Reeves, Charlotte Lottie 1a 2a
Gender female
Age at Death less than 77 years, 1 month, 17 days

Narrative

Charlotte was living at home in 1891 and 1901, but not in 1911. Her date of birth was 15 Nov 1886 on the 1901 census. There was a Charlotte C. Reeve boarding in Massachusetts in 1910.

According to the family obituaries, Lottie married and lived in Salem, Massachusetts. She was Mrs. Giles of Salem, Massachusetts in one obituary, and Mrs. Wendall Jiles of Massachusetts in her father's obituary. She was alive when her sister Jennie Stowell died in 1952, but seems to have died before 1963, since she was not named as a surviving sister in Libby's obituary.

The History of Freetown says that she and her husband had twins, Harriet and Harris, and a daughter Virginia. I have been unable to verify this for Charlotte Reeves. However, twins Harris and Harriet Giles were born to Wayne A. Giles and Charlotte A. Sawyer in Massachusetts in 1912. This is the family in the 1930 US census:

Name: Virginia V Giles
Birth Year: abt 1924
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Home in 1930: Middleton, Essex, Massachusetts
Street address: South Main Street
Dwelling Number: 243
Father's Birthplace: Maine
Mother's Birthplace: Maine
Wayne A Giles 42
Charlotte A Giles 43 (born Maine)
Harris C Giles 18 (twin brother of Harriet)
Harriett J Giles 18 (married Osborne)
Virginia V Giles 6

Charlotte Sawyer married Wayne Albert Giles, son of Frank Giles in New Hampshire; on the record she said her parents were Charles Sawyer and Eleanor Raymond, and that she was born in Hiram, Maine. I haven't been able to find a marriage between Charles and Eleanor, or a birth record for this Charlotte.

There was a Charles Turner Sawyer, age 16, born in the United States, living in Lot 21 at the time of the 1881 census with his older brother Horace. Horace's wife was Emily Orr from New London, PEI. His parents, Emery and Phoebe, were also on the Island.

A Charlotte A. Giles made a Social Security claim in 1955, giving the same date of birth that Charlotte Reeves gave in the 1901 census:
Name: Charlotte A Giles
Birth Date: 15 Nov 1886
Claim Date: 7 Feb 1955
Type of Claim: Life Claim
Notes: 19 Jan 1955: Name listed as CHARLOTTE A GILES
Source Information Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.

A copy of the form confirmed that Charlotte A. Giles (nee Sawyer) was born 5 November 1886 in Hiram, Maine. She was living in Topsfield, Massachusetts in 1953. She and her husband owned a pharmacy.

The name Sawyer is interesting - it was her brother Frank's middle name.

The most likely explanation is that Charles Sawyer got a local girl pregnant when he was living on the Island, and the baby was adopted by Eleanor and Joseph. The name Charlotte gave for her mother seems to be a mash-up of Eleanor and Reeves and Dyment.

 

Harris C. Giles, called Pete, d. 1969. He had run a barbershop, and owned the Topsfield Pharmacy. He was born on February 4 1912 in Salem, the son of the late Wayne A. and Charlotte (Sawyer) Giles. Survived by his wife Marjorie Linnekin and a daughter Carol. Sisters were Mrs Frank (Harriet) Edmands and Mrs Maurice (Virginia) Hastings of Beradale, Washington. Tri Town Transcript Wednesday , October 15th, 1969

 

 

 

Narrative

Charles Turner Sawyer was born in Millbridge, Maine Oct 3 1863, engineer. married 13 Dec 1886 Ella Nora, or Ella Leonora, Brown - children Edna, Eugene, Susie, Ralph and Phoebe.

His brother Horace married Emily Orr, daughter of James and Jane Orr. (Horace French Sawyer, b. Oct. 14, 1854; packer of canned goods; m. Emily Orr of Prince Edward's Island; daughter of James Orr and Jane

Charles was on the Island in 1881.

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth November 15, 1885 Muddy Creek, Lot 17, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada date from 1901 census 1b 2b
Death before 1963 Salem, Massachusetts not named in Elizabeth's obituary as a surviving sister  

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Reeves, Joseph TMarch 1, 1859June 13, 1945
Mother Dyment, Eleanor PenroseAugust 16, 1856October 17, 1928
    Sister     Reeves, Sarah Jane Janie August 22, 1882 December 19, 1952
    Brother     Reeves, Frank Sawyer March 20, 1883 January 24, 1955
         Reeves, Charlotte Lottie November 15, 1885 before 1963
    Brother     Reeves, Henry Hicks October 12, 1887 July 5, 1968
    Brother     Reeves, Walter Scott January 14, 1890 May 12, 1981
    Sister     Reeves, Elizabeth Eleanor Libbie April 19, 1895 April 30, 1963
    Brother     Reeves, Frederick December 13, 1897 November 29, 1969
    Brother     Reeves, Edward James December 13, 1897 March 6, 1980

Source References

  1. 1881 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: abt 1888 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1888 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

  2. 1901 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: 1885 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 25, Prince (east/est), Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: 1885 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 25, Prince (east/est), Prince Edward Island, Canada