Charles Deal

Charles Deal

Male 1866 - Abt 1945  (78 years)

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Charles Deal 
    Born 4 Jul 1866  Washington, Putnam County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt. 1945  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried . Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • U.S. Census Jackson, Clay County, IN 1880: "Charles Deal, age 15 b. Abt. 1866 Indiana parents b. Indiana, coal miner, as are his father, Daniel Deal, age 54 & brother, Noah Deal, age 20, in the same household.

      U.S. Census Raccoon, Parke County, IN 1900: Charles Deal, age 35 b. Jul 1864 Indiana, coal miner, can read/write, m. 1890 Ruth, age 29 b. Aug 1870 Illinois, parents b. Indiana, can read/write, mother of three children, two living in 1900 b. Indiana: Ethel 9 b. Jan 1891, Iva 7/12 b. Oct 1899."

      U.S. Census Ward 4 Brazil, Clay County, IN 1910: Charles Deal, age 44 b. Abt. 1866 Indiana parents b. Indiana,coal miner, wife Ruth L., age 38 b. Abt. 1872 Illinois, parents b. Indiana; two children b. Indiana: Ethel 19, Iva 10. Not related, but living in same household [boarder?]: W.D. Underwood, age 52 b. Abt. 1858 Ohio, parents b. unknown, janitor in city jail."

      U.S. Census Indianapolis, Marion County, IN 1920: "Charles Deal, age 53 b. Abt. 1867 Indiana parents b. Indiana, laborer-auto factory, wife Ruth, age 48 b. Abt. 1872 Illinois, parents b. Indiana; one child b. Indiana: Iva, 20 b. Abt. 1900, stenographer-gas company."

      U.S. Census, Indianapolis, Marion, IN 1930: "Charles Deal, age 63 b. Abt. 1867 Indiana parents b. Indiana, night watchman-American Legion Headquarters; rent $45 month-never owned real estate, wife Ruth, age 58 b. Abt. 1872 Indiana [sic] parents b. Indiana; two cousins, b. Indiana parents b. Indiana: James Payne, age 29 b. Abt. 1901, telephone lineman, Frank Payne, age 24 b. Abt. 1906, not employed. Lodger: Bessie Goheen, age 44 b. Abt. 1886 Indiana, stenographer-saw mill."

      U.S. Census, Indianapolis, Marion, IN 1940: "Charles Deal, age 73 b. Abt. 1867 Indiana, education: 4 yrs, not employed, annual income $204 rent $8 mo, residence in 1935: same place, wife Ruth L., age 68 b. Abt. 1872 Illinois [sic], education: two yrs."






    Person ID I0255  Complete
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2013 

    Father Daniel N. Deal,   b. Aug 1825, Harrison County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef. 1906  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Mother Marinda T. Barnett,   b. 14 Feb 1823, Putnam County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1906, Brazil, Clay County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 5 Feb 1850  Putnam County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941: "Daniel N. Dial [sic] & Marinda [sic] Lucas, 5 Feb 1850 Putnam, IN"
    Family ID F241  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ruth Lavina Whittington,   b. 22 Aug 1871, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1949, Prob. Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 13 Apr 1890  Clay City, Clay County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941: "Ruth L. Whittington, age 19, father Jacob, mother Martha, & Charles Deal, b. Putnam County, father Daniel Deal, residence: Centre Point, m. 13 Apr 1890 Clay County, by Rviel."
    Notes 
    • Charles Deal was allowed to drink beer while he tended the vegetable garden, despite wife Ruth's strong objections to alcoholic beverages, because "drinking water while in a hot sun made him sick."

      In Indianapolis, Ruth Deal sometimes purchased a live chicken to cook. It was she, not husband Charles, who wrung the neck of the chicken strongly enough so that the head separated from the body, which then dropped to the ground and ran for a minute or so about the yard.

      Roy Richard Thomas July 2007
    Children 
    +1. Mollie Ethel Deal,   b. 03 Jan 1891, Brazil, Clay County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1975, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Unknown Deal,   b. 4 Oct 1896, Clay County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1898, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +3. Iva Florence Deal,   b. 13 Oct 1899, Brazil, Clay County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1982, Botsford General Hospital, Farmington Hills, Oakland County, Michigan, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2013 
    Family ID F351  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jul 1866 - Washington, Putnam County, Indiana, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Apr 1890 - Clay City, Clay County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt. 1945 - Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    East College (now DePauw University), Greencastle, Putnam County, IN
    East College (now DePauw University), Greencastle, Putnam County, IN

    Construction of this building was begun in 1871, when Charles Deal was about five years old.
    Charles Deal (1866- )
    Charles Deal (1866- )

    Parke County Courthouse, Rockville, Indiana, built 1879.

    In 1900, Charles Deal was a coal miner in Parke County, Indiana.
    Brazil, Clay, IN:  Brazil Block Coal Co. Shaft No. 1
    Brazil, Clay, IN: Brazil Block Coal Co. Shaft No. 1

    In the 1896 directory for Clay County, Indiana, Charles Deal (1866-1945) and his brother Noah Deal (1859-1932) were listed as "miners" in Shaft No. 1 in the Brazil, Indiana Directory of 1896. Charles and Noah were listed as "miners" in the U.S. Census of 1880, so both had been working as miners for at least sixteen years.
    American Legion Headquarters, Indianapolis, IN
    American Legion Headquarters, Indianapolis, IN

    In 1930, Iva Florence Deal was a stenographer and her father, Charles Deal, was a night watchman in the west building. The building faces the memorial, four black granite columns topped by an golden eagle, to those who served in World War I.

    "The two American Legion buildings in the Sunken Garden define the east and west sides of the plaza at the north end. . . . The organizationís selection of Indianapolis for its national headquarters in 1919, the year the American Legion was formed, was the driving force behind the construction of the World War Memorial Plaza. Walker & Weeks designed the two Neo-Classical Revival American Legion headquarters buildings, placing them lengthwise within a sunken lawn area to emphasize the long axis of the entire plaza. Their plain Doric pilasters and restrained ornament make them subordinate to the main buildings visible from this location, the memorial and the public library. Although both were designed by the architects along with the 1923 master plan, the west building was built in 1925 and the larger east building not until 1950, using the original exterior plans and elevations drawn in 1923."
    Charles Deal 1866-1945
    Charles Deal 1866-1945
    Charles Deal face
    Charles Deal face

    Documents
    Charles Deal (1866-1945)
    Charles Deal (1866-1945)

    "Indiana State News," Jasper, IN "Weekly Currier," 8 Jan 1892, p. 2
    'Encyclopedic Directory: Biography, Directory, Politics, Religion,' Clay County, Indiana, ca. 1896
    "Encyclopedic Directory: Biography, Directory, Politics, Religion," Clay County, Indiana, ca. 1896

    "Deal, Daniel, retired, lived on Cass St, b. Harrison, IN 1824 & came to Clay County in 1895

    Deal, Noah, miner at No. 1 Shaft of Coal Co., lived on Cass St, b. 1859 Putnam, IN & came to Clay County in 1895

    Deal, Charles, miner at No. 1 Shaft of Coal Co., lived on Cass St, b. 1866 Putnam, IN & came to Clay County in 1895"

    There were two other men named Deal, Charles (b. 1868 Ohio) and James (b. 1860 Ohio) who came to Clay County in 1888 and were the grandsons of a carpenter-painter, David Deal (b. 1798 Maryland) and sons of a carpenter-painter, David Deal (b. 1818 Ohio).

    There were six men named Decker, some of whom were born in Canada, Pennsylvania, and Clay County, and were plumbers, store-keepers, or fire insurance agents.

    This page lacked the code that indicated the church attended and political party voted.

    Edited by Roy Richard Thomas Sep 2009