Charles F. STEINWEHR
The sad intelligence of the death of Charles F. STEINWEHR which occurred at his home in Los Angeles, Calif., May 13, was received here by relatives and friends last Sunday.; Charlie STEINWEHR, as he was familiarly known here by his host of friends, was born at Kingston, Tenn., July 23, 1860, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar STEINWEHR.; With the family he moved to Rockwood in his early childhood where he lived his life until the date of his removal to California in the year 1909.; He was educated in the public schools of Rockwood, at Hiwassee College and at the University of Tennessee.; He served for a term as clerk in the local post office under the late W.F. MILLICAN as Post Master, and also served the city in the capacity of Recorder.; He chose the profession of photography and was engaged in his profession here for some twenty years.
Coming of a devout Christian family, he was an early affiliate of the church of his choice, and a devoted and conscientious member of the First Presbyterian church here, in which he served for a number of years as one of the ruling elders, and was also, for a number of years superintendent, of the Sunday school.; He was married to Miss Grace REX, who together with three sons, Rex, Leslie and Richard, and four sisters, Miss Mary, and Mrs. V.M. BRINDLEY, Collinsville, Ala., Mrs. J.D. AVERY, of Rockwood, and Mrs. Annie WILSON, of Bristol, survive him.; Mr. STEINWEHR was a man who regarded his honor an integrity as very sacred, and one who left behind him an enviable personal, business and public record.; A man of quiet, reserved disposition, of whom could be truly said he kept the even tenor of his way, and while of modest and unostentatious demeanor, yet he was always uncompromising and courageous in the defense of any principle or policy he thought to be just and righteous.; His life as portrayed by his daily walk in and out before us for practically half a century is a sufficient memorial and monument to his memory.
Surely the world has been made better by his having this way.;
The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 17 May 1923, Vol. 43, No. 20.; News has been
received here of the death of Mrs. (sic) Charles STEINWEHR, a former resident of
Rockwood and brother of Mrs. J.D. AVERY, which occurred at his home in
California.; A fuller account will be published next week.; The Rockwood Times,
Thursday, 17 May 1923, Vol.
43, No. 20.
[Note: Even though, his obituary states that he moved to California in 1909, he is on the 1910 Roane County Census, listed as a Photographer.]