1875 -- John Edward Rothwell, Hubert Leigh Rothwell, & Charles Garnett Rothwell

1875 -- John Edward Rothwell, Hubert Leigh Rothwell, & Charles Garnett Rothwell

Charles Garnett Rothwell, youngest son of Hugh C. Rothwell & Zellica Sarah (Batt) Rothwell, was born 16 Jan 1870 in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada. He married Winifred Bessie Burns on 20 Jan 1902 at St. Jude's Church in Brooklyn, New York. They had 2 children together [Charles Easton Rothwell & Winifred Alice (Rothwell) Krichesky]. She died soon after Alice's birth. On 3 Jan 1906 Charles Garnett remarried to Martha Huntingdon (Robson) Rothwell in Frontenac, Ontario. Together they had 2 children [Helen Zellica (Rothwell) Wilderman & Frances N. (Rothwell) Vail].

He graduated from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario with a degree in Mining Engineering. At the time that his son Charles Easton was born (1902), Charles G. Rothwell was a mining engineer for the Rocky Mountain Coal Company in Denver, Colorado. In about 1912, Charles G. and his brother John Edward were invited to Butte, Montana to build a mill for ore reduction.

In the 1920s he retired and moved first to Newberg, then finally to Eugene, Lane, Oregon, where he died in Jun 1933. He is buried at West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home.

The following excerpt was extracted from a 1980s interview with Charles Garnett's son, C. Easton Rothwell:

"I don't remember very much about my life in Denver. I do remember that there was a beautiful park close to us called Washington Park. Very often, on a Sunday, my father would get a boat and take us rowing on the lake in the park. My dad had had a lot of experience with water, since he lived so long on the Saint Lawrence River at Kingston, just where the Saint Lawrence River leaves Lake Ontario. He was a great sailor. He even loved to sail ice boats, which are very risky things to handle. He ultimately taught me how to handle a canoe and how to do a lot of other things that were useful to me." -C. Easton Rothwell, 'From Mines to Minds'

Many thanks to my distant cousin for sharing this and other family photos with me.


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