Charles Adelbert READER, son of George Henry READER and Zara Elizabeth ADKINS , was born 08 January 1878 in Gardner, Grundy County, Illinois, USA. He married Nellie Vesta BARTON 09 October 1898. He died 06 January 1932 in Toronto, Woodson County, Kansas, USA. Nellie Vesta BARTON was born 01 April 1881 in Fayette County, Illinois, USA. She died 02 September 1944 in Toronto, Woodson County, Kansas, USA.


Children of Charles Adelbert READER and Nellie Vesta BARTON are:
1. Dale Lloyd READER, b. 15 February 1901
2. Howard Alvin READER, b. 23 June 1903
3. Olive Fern READER, b. 28 May 1905
4. George Edwin READER, b. 24 May 1907
5. Frances Ellen READER, b. 13 August 1913
6. Margaret June READER, b. 16 May 1916
7. Charles Adelbert READER, b. 06 July 1919
8. Hazel Alberta READER, b. 28 November 1924

Notes for Charles Adelbert READER:

In 1900, we see Charles living with his mother and step-father at Salt Springs Township, Greenwood County, Kansas, USA:
George J Knibbs Head 47 Wisconsin Farmer
Elizabeth Knibbs Wife 41 Illinois (Had 9 children, 8 surviving)
Clyde E Knibbs Son 18 Illinois
Ethel M Knibbs Daughter 15 Kansas
Anna J Knibbs Daughter 13 Kansas
Sadie L Knibbs Daughter 9 Kansas
Myrtle I Knibbs Daughter 5 Kansas
Hilda G Knibbs Daughter 1 Kansas
Charles A Reader Step-Son Mar 22 Illinois
Nellie Reader Daur-in-Law Mar 17 Illinois

Mysteriously, he was also listed as living with his sister in Pleasant Grove Township, Greenwood, Kansas.
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In 1910, we see them living at Toronto, Woodson County, Kansas
Charles A ReederHeadM32Illinois
Nellie ReederWifeF23Kansas
Dale ReederSonM9Kansas
Howard ReederSonM6Kansas
Fern ReederDaughterF4Kansas
Edwin ReederSonM3Kansas
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In 1920, he was living at Toronto, Woodson County, Kansas:
Charles Reader Head Mar 42 Illinois
Nellie Reader Wife Mar 36 Illinois
Dale Reader Son 18 Kansas
Howard Reader Son 16 Kansas
Fern Reader Daur 14 Kansas
Edwin Reader Son 12 Kansas
Francis Reader Daur 6 Kansas
June Reader Daur 3 Kansas
Adelbert Reader Son 0 Kansas
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In 1930 he is still at Toronto, Woodson County, Kansas:
Charles A Reader Head Mar 52 Illinois
Nellie V Reader Wife Mar 49 Illinois
Frances E Reader Daur 16 Kansas
June M Reader Daur 13 Kansas
Charles A Reader Jr. Son 10 Kansas
Hazel A Reader Daur 5 Kansas
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Clarles died in 1932.
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From Henry Herbert Knibbs family bible we can see that Charles Reader married Nellie Barton on 9 October 1898. They went on to have 8 children: Dale (b. 15 February 1901), Howard (b. 23 June 1901), Fern (b. 28 May 1906), Edwin (b. 24 Mar 1906?), Francis (b.13 August 1913), June Marguerite (b. 16 May 1916), Charles Adelbert Jr. (b. 6 July 1919), and Hazel Alberta (b. 28 Nov 1924/25?).
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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Charles.

Sources for Charles Adelbert READER:

  1. Family Bible of Henry Herbert Knibbs, USA,
  2. Personal Contact with Cindy Robertson Bonus, gave his middle name 
  3. Obituary of Zara Elizabeth Adkins, gave location 

Notes for Nellie Vesta BARTON:

We see Nellie's parents in 1880, living at West Cherry, Montgomery, Kansas:
W. H. Barton Head Mar 24 Ohio
Minerva Barton Wife Mar 22 Illinois
Mary E. Barton Daur 3 Illinois
William F. Barton Son 1 Kansas
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In 1898, Nellie married Charles.
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In 1900, Nellie's mother and siblings were living at Pleasant Grove Township, Greenwood, Kansas:
Minerva Barton Head Wid 42 Farmer Illinois
Wm F Barton Son 21 Farm Labourer Kansas
Clarence M Barton Son 19 Farm Labourer Kansas
Mandy M Barton Daur 15 Illinois
Lena E Barton Daur 5 Kansas
Rhoda M Barton Daur 3 Kansas
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In 1940, they were living at Toronto, Toronto Township, Woodson County, Kansas:
Nellie Reader Head Wid 59 Illinois
Hazel A Reader Daur UnM 15 Kansas
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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Nellie and several of her children.

Sources for Nellie Vesta BARTON:

  1. Family Bible of Henry Herbert Knibbs, USA,
  2. Personal Contact with Cindy Robertson Bonus,

Notes for Dale Lloyd READER:

In 1930, we see Dale living at Rantoul, Franklin, Kansas, United States.
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Dale married a girl named Anna Ryan (1884-1969)

In 1940, at Ward 4, Benton, Benton Township, Franklin, Illinois:
Ann Strickle Head Wid 35 Illinois
Maerie Strickle Daur 16 Illinois
Barbara Lynor Mother-in-Law Wid 76 Illinois
Dasle L Reader Lodger 39 Lineman Wid Kansas
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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Dale.

Sources for Dale Lloyd READER:

  1. FreeBMD,
  2. 1940 US Federal Census,

Notes for Howard Alvin READER:

In 1940, we see Howard living at Ward 1, Fort Scott, Fort Scott City, Bourbon, Kansas:
Howard Reader Head Mar 37 Kansas
Blanch Reader Wife Mar 36 Waitress Kentucky
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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Howard.

Sources for Howard Alvin READER:

  1. findagrave.com,

Notes for Olive Fern READER:

Olive married a man named Leo Edwin Smith.

I know they had at least 4 children:
Lloyd Allen Smith (1925 - 1968)*
Leo Edwin Smith (1927 - 1987)*
Melba Maxine Smith Robertson (1930 - 1993)*
Olive Pearl Smith (1935 - 1935)*
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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Olive.

Sources for Olive Fern READER:

  1. findagrave.com,

Notes for George Edwin READER:

Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of George.

Sources for George Edwin READER:

  1. findagrave.com,

Notes for Frances Ellen READER:

Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Frances.

Sources for Frances Ellen READER:

  1. findagrave.com,

Notes for Margaret June READER:

Margaret married a man named Marven Oren Phillips.
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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Margaret.

Sources for Margaret June READER:

  1. findagrave.com,

Notes for Charles Adelbert READER:

From the Knoxville Journal Express, June 26, 2000:
Graveside services for Charles Adelbert Reader, 80, of Knoxville, who died Tuesday, June 13, 2000 at the Knoxville Area Community Hospital, were held Friday, June 16, 2000 at the Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville at 3 p.m.
Charles was born July 6, 1919 in Toranto, Kan., in Woodson County, the son of Nellie Vesta Barton and Charles Adelbert Reader Sr. He grew up and attended school in Toranto.
Charles entered the service in August 1941. He was injured while serving during WWII and was honorably discharged in November 1942. He has been hospitalized in various VA Medical facilities over the years. He has been in Knoxville the past five years and was most recently at the Knoxville Rest Home.
Arrangements were made by Williams Funeral Home.
Knoxville Journal Express, June 26, 2000

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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Charles.

Sources for Charles Adelbert READER:

  1. findagrave.com,

Notes for Hazel Alberta READER:

Hazel married a man named Matlock.
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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Hazel.

Sources for Hazel Alberta READER:

  1. findagrave.com,