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C. B. Skinner

Charles A. Skinner



01 05          ABSTRACT OFFICE 

Having a complete abstract of the records of Jefferson County, including Deeds, Mortgages, Judgments and Taxes, the subscriber is prepared to furnish abstract of title to all land lying in said County.  Charge reasonable.  C. B. Skinner, office over the Bank of Watertown.   WD



Ald. Prentice offered the following resolution, which was read and unanimously adopted, to wit:

Resolved, That the thanks of this Council be and they are hereby tendered to C. B. Skinner, Mayor, for the able, courteous and dignified manner in which he has presided over the deliberations of this Council for the past year.   WD



               Trustee for John Cole’s will



10 25          HORNET’S NEST

Yesterday morning C. A. Skinner left at the Schempf Drug Co.’s store a hornet’s nest taken from an upper window in his residence.  The nest was almost 14 inches in length and very ingeniously constructed upon the outside of a window pane through which the hornets could be seen at work during the day time, which was a very interesting sight.  Inside of the nest were there tiers of cells also ingeniously constructed by the little workers for their comfort and convenience.   WR



A very difficult and successful operation was performed Saturday by Dr. Frederick Mueller of Chicago for congenital dislocation upon the four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Skinner of this city.  He was assisted in the operation by Drs. F. E Moulding and C. Habbegger.  Dr. Mueller was a student of the celebrated Dr. Lorenz of Austria and came to this country with him at the time of his visit to operate on the daughter of one of the Armours of Chicago for a hip dislocation.   WR


Charles A. Skinner

1865 – 1934


One of Watertown’s Most Noted Lawyers



Skinner, Charles Albert, b. 1865, d. 1934, Sec 20

Watertown Gazette, 12 06 1934


The citizens of Watertown are greatly grieved by the death of Charles A. Skinner, which took place at his home on Tuesday evening, December 4, 1934, at the close of a long illness, his principal ailment being heart trouble.  He was born in Watertown on January 30, 1865, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Skinner. 


He attended the Watertown High School and Northwestern College from which he graduated in 1884.  On October 10, 1892, he married Miss Anna Pugh of this city.  After reading law he was admitted to the bar in 1892 and founded a partnership with Nicholas Thauer, which has continued for nearly 42 years.  Aside from his activity in law he was interested in many other affairs in our city.  He was a charter member of the Watertown Rotary club and also was a member of the Blue Lodge of the Masonic fraternity, of Olivet Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, and the Watertown Lodge of Elks.  He was for 25 years superintendent of the First Congregational Church Sunday School and was always one of the most active members of that parish.  For many years he served as secretary and treasurer of the Jefferson County Abstract association.


Surviving him are his two daughters, Miss Kathryn Skinner, a member of the high school faculty here, and Miss Francis Skinner of Chicago.  One sister, Mrs. William C. Stone of this city, and one brother, L. B. Skinner of Dunedin, Fla., also survive.


Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, Rev. C. W. Pinkney, pastor of the First Congregational church officiating.  Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.


It has been our pleasure to have known Mr. Skinner many years, during which time we have had many business dealings with him and can truthfully say he was one of the most pleasant and honorable men to deal with that we have ever come in contact with during our business career of over 54 years in Watertown.  We have never heard him speak disparagingly of any man, or impugn the motive of anyone.  He fulfilled the commandment, “Love Ye One Another,” of the Divine teacher, better than anyone we have ever known.  He was a social favorite in the circle in which he moved and a devoted husband and father.


Cross References

Skinner, Charles A

1909, First Congregational Church, cornerstone laying

Skinner, Charles A

1921, Ira L Henry Co officer, lawyer

Skinner, Charles A

Robert E Lewis obit




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