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28 August 2016

Charles Monroe Huff, Retired Navy

100_4228Charles M. Huff was born 27 September 1879 in Haddock, Jones County, Georgia to Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Huff.  Before he was 21 years old, Charles was a member of the United States Navy.  The August 1900 U.S. Federal census shows Charles was stationed at San Jose de Lagouay of the Philippine Islands.  He was part of Company C, 11th Cavalry Regiment, occupied as a blacksmith.

It seems Charles waited until after his naval career to start a family.  He married Fannie Mae Stevens about 1925, and the couple was in Irwinton, Wilkinson County, Georgia for the 1930 census.  Charles was a machinist at the kaolin mine.

Charles was still a resident of Wilkinson County, when he died in July of 1934, but he died in Bibb County.  A portion of his obituary from the 20 July 1934 edition of the Macon Telegraph (full article at GenealogyBank) reads:

Retired Navy Machinist of McIntyre Succumbs Here

Charles Monroe Huff, 54, of McIntyre, died in a local hospital at 6:25 p.m. yesterday.

Mr. Huff…was a retired chief machinist mate, with 20 years of service in the United States navy.  He was a member of the American Legion at Gordon…

Charles left behind a wife, Fannie Mae (Stevens), who was 15 years his junior.  And there were two daughters, Mary and Patsy.  Charles was also survived by his mothers and five siblings:  Lula, Lewis, Whitine, Sam, and Ed.

Charles was laid to rest in the Holly Ridge section of Rose Hill Cemetery.  His widow purchased the single burial plot the day after Charles died.  According to FindAGrave, there is a Fannie M. Stevens Huff resting at Brunswick Memorial Park in Glynn County, Georgia.

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