He may not have married Ella Marsh, Douglas Farirbanks' mother.
Summary of Hezekiah Charles Ulman - 12 Feb 2011
Name: Hezekiah Charles Ulman1-9
Birth 15 Sep 1833 Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Census 1860 (age 27) Jersey Shore, Lycoming, Pennsylvania
Census 1870 (age 37) Middletown, Richmond, New York
Census 1880 (age 47) Orangetown, Rockland, New York
Census 1900 (age 67) Denver, Arapahoe, Colorado
Census 1900 (age 67) Manhattan, New York, New York
Census 1910 (age 77) Brooklyn, Kings, New York
Death 24 Feb 1915 (age 81) Brooklyn, Kings, New York
1. Lizzy Mary Keene
Marriage bet 1855 and 1859 (age 22)
Catharine Ulman (1858/59 - )
Alice Keene Ulman (1860 - )
2. Ella Adelaide Marsh
Douglas Elton Ulman (23 May 1883 - 12 Dec 1939)
Robert Payne Ulman (13 Mar 1892 - 22 Feb 1948)
William Fairbanks nee Carl Ulman (24 May 1894 - 1 Apr 1945)
3. Alice (Unknown)
Marriage 1900/1 (age 68) New York (prob)
1860, Jersey Shore, Lycoming, Pennsylvania
Ulman, H C, 26, Penn, Atty at law
Ulman, L M, 21, Penn
Ulman, Kate K, 1, Penn
Ulman, Alice K, 3/12, Penn
Keon, Nellie, 10, Germany
Limond, Fredk, 19, Germany
I suspect Nellie there is Nellie Keene, born in Pennsylvania.
There is a Hezekiah Charles Ulman who served in the 34th Pennslyvalia Infantry as a captain in some Civil War data bases; it could be him.
1870, Middletown, Richmond, New York
Ullman, Charles, 36, white, Penn, lawyer
Ullman, Elizabeth, 31, white, Penn
Ullman, Catharine, 11, white, Penn
Ullman, Alice, 10, white, Penn
Keene, Nellie, 19, white, Penn
Allston, Rebecca, 19, black, Maryl, servant,
Spicer, Eliza, 46, black, Maryl, servant,
Spicer, Peter, 5, black, Maryl, servant
Charles' personal property is worth $20,000 and they have two servants - therr, if you count the five-year old boy -, so he is fairly successful. Nellie is some sort of relation to Elizabeth; younger sister, perhaps.
In 1873 he applied for a passport and described himself as 5 feet, 7 1/2 inches tall, medium forehead, dark eyes, roman nose, small mouth, small, round chin, black hair, dark complexion, oval face. He was born 15 Sep 1833 in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.
1880, Orangetown, Rockland, New York:
Ullman, Charles, 45, head Widower, Penn, Penn, Penn, lawyer
Fairbanks, Ella, 30, Widowed, NY, NY, NY
Fairbanks, John, 7, son, Louisiana
Melvin, Katie, 23, servant, Ireland, Ire, Ire,
Charles' relation is blank, as is Ella's. John is her son.
1900, Denver, Arapahoe, Colorado:
Ulman, H Charles, Lodger, Sep 1833, Widowed, Penn, Penn, Penn, Lawyer
He is in a hotel with at least 50 other people.
But, he made up with Lizzie that same year;
1900 Manhattan, New York, New York:
Ulman, Chas, head, Sep 1824, 75, Penn, Penn, Penn, Lawyer
Ulman, L M, wife, Feb 1839, 61,Penn, Penn, Penn
Ulman, Kate, dau, Jan 1860, 40 Penn, Penn, Penn
Ulman, Alice, dau, Mar 1861, 39 Penn, Penn, Penn
Blasdell, John, Boarder, Jun 1870, NYC
Blasdell, A, Boarder, Jul 1875, NY State
Holawaiy, Emma, Servant, Black, Apr 1877, 23, NC, Va, Va
Linter, Mammie, Servant, Black, Sep 1877, 28, NC, Va, Va
Scoot, Mary, Servant, Black, Aug 1875, 24, Va, Va, Va
Charles' birth year is off by 9.
Charles and LM have been married for 40 years.
The Blasdells have been married for 4 years.
Alice and Catharine are fudging their ages a bit; since we saw Alice in 1860, she can't have been born in 1861. The March part may be accurate, though.
This is probably Charles in 1910. His "Marriage" column has "M3", which means it is his 3rd - he never married Ella Marsh, but they lived together and had children. It is Alice's first marriage, and they have been married for 10 years.
Brooklyn Ward 30, Kings, New York
Ulman, Charles H, head, 76, Penn, Penn, Penn, Lawyer
Ulman, Alice, wife, 36, Canada/Eng, Canada/Eng, Canada/Eng
Alice immigrated in 1880
His obituary, on a web site devoted to the Pennsylvania Volunteer Reserve Corps:
H. Charles Ulman, one of the founders of the United States Law Association and a veteran of the civil war, died yesterday at his home, 364 Lincoln Avenue, Brooklyn, in his eighty-first year. He was born in Reading, Penn., and was admitted to the Bar of Pennsylvania in 1856. When the Civil War began he organized the Jersey Shore Rifles, and later was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the One Hundred and Fiftieth Pennsylvania Volunteers. After the war Mr. Ulman resumed his law practice in Philadelphia.
There is a note that the line about the 150th is a mistake. Source given is the New York Times, February 25, 1915.
1. Charlie Chaplin and his times, P 181. See note for Ella Marsh for complete excerpt.
2. United States Census - 1880, Orangetown, Rockland, New York; Roll: 924;Page: 154D; Enumeration District: 54; Image: 0311.
3. United States Census - 1870, Middletown, Richmond, New York; Roll: M593_1086; Page: 123B; Image: 256;.
4. United States Census - 1860, Jersey Shore, Lycoming, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1136; Page: 274; Image: 283;.
5. U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925, Issued 7 Aug 1873.
6. United States census - 1900, Denver, Arapahoe, Colorado; Roll: T623_117; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 18.
7. Ibid., Manhattan, New York, New York; Roll: T623_1101; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 416.
8. United States Census - 1910, Brooklyn Ward 30, Kings, New York; Roll: T624_985; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 1067; Image: 145;.
9. Obituaries, H Charles Ulman, d. 24 Feb 1915. New York Times, February 25, 1915
From Charlie Chaplin and his times,
Charlie Chaplin and his times
by Kenneth Schuyler Lynn; 1997
via Google Books
... the Fairbanks story began sometime after the Civil War, when a ladylike but somewhat mysterious young woman named Ella Marsh, who may have grown up in Virginia or possibly in New York, met and married an even more mysterious southern gentleman, John Fairbanks, and and accompanied him to his home in New Orleans.
Supposedly, Fairbanks owned a plantation and a sugar mill - although no mention of him appears in land ownership records of postbellum Louisiana or even in the New Orleans city directories of the period. Their son, John Junior, was born in 1873, the year in which, Ella would always insist, her husband died suddenly of natural causes. In the unsuccessful claim she made to Fairbanks estate, she was assisted by a New York lawyer, H Charles Ullmann.
A year or so later, Ella and her little boys surface in Georgia, where she married a certain Edward Wilcox, by whom she had another son. Wilcox, however, was a lush, and she soon divorced him, again with the legal help of H Charles Ullmann.
In 1880 Ella arrived in Denver along with Ullmann and the older of her two sons, younger having been left with his father. A handsome flamboyantly mannered Jew who loved the theater and who strongly resembled the famous Shakespearean actor Edwin Booth, the 49 year old Ullmann was a member in good standing of the New York bar. But when he moved to Denver, he forsook his legal clientele as well as his wife and did not return to the practice of law, electing instead to invest in speculative mining properties. Ella gave birth to the first of her two illegitimate sons by Ullmann in 1882 and the second, whom she named Douglas, in 1883.
Although Douglas was good-looking baby he became convinced as he grew up that his unusually dark skin was an embarrassment to his mother, and as an adult he often recited the story of how she used to reach down into his baby carriage, whenever she saw someone coming along street whom she recognized, and pull th eblanket over his head. Whether or not the story was true, it symbolized Ella's cover up of other unpleasant facts about her family.
By the time Douglas was four or five his father was drinking heavily. Finally, he deserted Ella and left town, thereby condemning her and her boys to a life of shabby genteel pretences. Several years later, he reappeared in Denver, apparently in the hope of reconciliation with his abandoned progeny. Ella, however would not hear of it. She had long since gave given the name of Fairbanks to both of her Ulman sons in order to conceal their illegitimacy as well as their Jewishness.
In his relations with the world at large, Douglas Fairbanks would perpetuate these concealments. Even with his three wives and his son he drew a blackout curtain across the subject of his bastardy. Throughout his life he also maintained the fiction that he had received a splendid education, although the truth is is that when he arrived in New York is a stage struck youth of 16 he had not graduated from high school, nor would he ever.