The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa Thursday, February 1, 1906
CHARLES F. GARTIN, one of the best known and most highly respected residents of this county, passed away at his home in Chariton on Tuesday morning, January 30, 1906, at six o'clock, after an extended illness with kidney and heart trouble. While his death was not unexpected yet it was a severe blow to his family and friends and has cast a gloom over the entire community. Funeral services under the auspices of the Masonic order will be held at the family residence on Court Street tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at two o'clock, and the sermon will be preached by Rev. F.B. Palmer. The G.A.R. and the M.W.A. orders, of which he was a prominent member, will also attend in a body.
CHARLES F. GARTIN, son of MR. and MRS. FELIX GARTIN, deceased, was born in Fulton County, Indiana, on August 2, 1848. With his parents he came to Iowa in the fall of 1858, locating in Benton Township, where he grew to manhood. During the Civil War, when the call was issued for 100 day men, he enlisted in the cause and served until the close of the war when he was honorably discharged. On October 22, 1881, he was united in marriage to MISS LILLIE EAKIN, who survives him. Two children, MRS. FERN WHITE and Master CHARLES KEITH GARTIN of this city are also living. One son, HARLEY, was drowned on July 4, 1898.
MR. GARTIN was elected Sheriff of Lucas County in 1890 and served in that capacity for three consecutive terms, a period of six years. He was a careful, capable official and every duty was faithfully performed. He was honest and upright in all his dealings and won the regard of all with whom he came in contact. He possessed a kind and generous disposition and always had a pleasant word for everyone. His death is greatly deplored, and in their overwhelming bereavement the sorrowing relatives have the deepest sympathy of the entire community. Besides his wife and two children he is also survived by two sisters and three brothers; MRS. N.E. WILSON of this city, MRS. W.P. BROWN of Garden Grove, ANDERSON GARTIN of Danbury, Neb., GEORGE of Mt. Ayr, and AL B. of Liberal, Kas. His parents died on February 8th and 12th, 1901.