Charles Henry Haynes – 1873-1934

Charles Henry Haynes Today my Great Grandfather Charles Haynes would have turned 146. He was born in 1873 and was married by the time he was 22. Charles married Wanda Voelker on September 16, 1895, and the two of them raised 5 children on the farm that Riley Haynes, his father, had purchased when Charles was 9. He died on September 28th, 1934 in his home at the young age of 61. He is laid to rest in The Golden Cemetery, Ryan, Iowa.

We have the above picture of him holding a branch covered in bees. There were fruit trees planted on the farm, perhaps to the bee’s advantage.

“Mr. Haynes’ long residence among us had made for him many friends who will learn of his death with regret. He took a great interest in the problems of farm life and was active in organizations designed to improve the farmer’s lot.” (Obituary-Manchester Democrat)

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