Charles LeVern Baxter
Recollections from his daughter, Blanchie Baxter:
His pastimes included fishing and hunting ducks. He liked drinking, even during Prohibition. Alcohol acted fast on Charles, and it didn't take much for him to go haywire. Occassionally, his wife, Albina, would have him jailed for nonsupport because he would spend too much money on his drinking.
After his wife died in July 1966, he was jailed briefly in Staples for unknown reasons (see Nancy's recollections, below). He remarried in December 1966 to a woman named Ora Whales, and moved to Brainerd, Minn. He was retired about 25 years, until his death in 1969, from a car accident on Thanksgiving enroute to visit relatives in southern Minnesota.
Recollections from his granddaughter, Nancy Landwehr:
I remember when Grandpa would "have his say," then when it was Grandma's turn -- he would reach up and turn off his hearing aid! The jail time in 1966 was for a DUI type offense -- 24 hours, but he did lose his driver's license for awhile. During the time when he couldn't drive, I would take him to Brainerd in his little red Dodge Dart to senior dances -- don't know if he knew Ora before or met her in Brainerd at the senior doings.
James Henry Baxter ------\ | | Charles Emery Baxter ---\ | | | | Elizabeth Jane Huss -----/ | | | Charles LeVern Baxter | | Susan Taylor ----------/
Leo Edwin Baxter Born: AUG 14 1915 Blanchie Helen Baxter Born: APR 8 1918 | Elaine Frances Knosalla Born: MAR 5 1939 | Robert Charles Knosalla Born: SEP 10 1940 Viola Marie Baxter Born: DEC 15 1919, Park Rapids, Minn. | Arlene (Swanson) McGillivray Born: | Jack McGillivray Born: Valerie Marie Baxter Born: OCT 4 1923, Staples, Minn. | Nancy Carol David Born: DEC 24 1947, Portland, Ore. | | John Thomas Allen Born: APR 25 1970, Minneapolis, Minn. | | Wade Nathan Allen Born: JUN 26 1977, Little Falls, Minn. | | Jodi Melissa Allen Born: JUL 30 1978, Little Falls, Minn. | Michael Leon David Born: JUN 7 1949, Portland, Ore. | Jerome Francis Landwehr Born: APR 28 1954, Staples, Minn. | | | | | GREAT GRAND CHILDREN | GRAND CHILDREN CHILDREN
Leo Edwin Baxter
Viola Marie Baxter
Valerie Marie Baxter
Nancy Carol David