George Charlton, one of the pioneers of Kittitas Valley, died yesterday morning [April 14, 1919] at 7 o’clock at the family residence on a farm northeast of Ellensburg. Mr. Charlton had been suffering for the past seven years with heart trouble, which yesterday caused his death.
Mr. Charlton was born in Jacksonville, Oregon, November 4th, 1858, and came to the Kittitas Valley in 1881, where he has made his home ever since. Mr. Charlton was married October 23rd, 1890, to Miss Maude Filer, who still survives him. To this marriage, seven children were born, three girls, Madge, Fern and Mr. W. J. Roberts, all of Ellensburg, and four boys, Ralph, Glen, Max and LaVerne, all of Ellensburg. The deceased is also survived by his father J. J. Charlton of Daisy, Wash., one brother, John Charlton, of Daisy, Wash, and five sisters, Misses Alice and Lydia Charlton of Daisy, Wash., Mrs. B. W. Filer of Twisp, Wash., Mrs. J. L. Wilson of Chewelah, Wash., and Mrs. Frances Charlton of Ellensburg.
The funeral services will be held from the house Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Rev. F. E. Billington of the Christian church officiating. Interment will be made in the IOOF Cemetery under the direction of George Steltz.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman