Charles Bradford Skiff was born 1866 in Michigan (most likely Ypsilanti, Washtenaw Co.) and died 01 Jul 1919 in Sacramento Co., California - his parents were Bradford Skiff born 1811 in New York and died bef 1880, Married 31 Aug 1864 Washtenaw Co., MI - Mother Betsey Case Burt, born 1830 New York and died bef 1880
Betsey (Elizabeth Case married John J Burt - 14 Nov 1858 Washtenaw Co., Michigan)
1870 Charles age 3 is living with his parent in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw Co., Michigan
In 1880 Charles aage 14, was living with an Aunt and Uncle of his mothers, a brother, Philetus Case - Ypsilanti, Washtenaw Co., Michigan.
Found 1885 North Dakota State Census, Cass Co. Fargo.
Shiff, Charles B., age 19, Roomer, Occupation Clerk, Nativity MI.
Charles married Martha Julia Molsterteigen 29 Dec 1887 Fargo, Cass Co., North Dakota. They had four children:
Harry Bradford Skiff Whitcher - 25 Nov 1888 Fargo, Cass Co., North Dakota, died 05 Oct 1961 Sacramento Co., CA. He was adopted to James Henry Whitcher and Hattie Adeline Blackwell. They lived in Barnes Co., North Dakota
Walter Nathan Skiff Whitcher - 25 Uul 1891 Fargo, Cass Co., North Dakota, died 28 Jun 1946 in Sacramento Co., CA. He was also adopted by James and Hattie Whitcher.
Florence Elizabeth Skiff McLeod - born Nov 1889 Fargo, Cass Co., ND, was adopted to John McLeod and Elizabeth E. Johnston, has not been able to find any more on Florence.
Alda Gladys Skiff Zuelsdorf - was born 03 Feb 1893, Fargo, Cass Co., ND - died 31 Mar 1966 Watertown, Carver Co., MN. She was adopted to Frank C Zuelsdorf and Christina Plazzer or Bletzer as in Canada.
I thought Charles had died also with the children all adopted out and not finding him in the 1900 census and still have not found him in 1900.
Found Charles in the 1910 Census living in Michigan, wife Edith and son Van Buren. They were married about 1901.
1920 Census Edith (Wernty) Skiff was a widow and living in CA with stepson Harry Whitcher (Witcher) and her children Van Buren b. 30 Aug 1903 Michigan - d. 15 Sep 1971 San Joaquin Co. CA and Corinne V. b. 14 Feb 1912 Negaunee, Marquette Co., MI and died 27 Oct 1940 in San Joaquin, CA was married to a Stevens