Union, Union County, Oregon
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In Union, Oregon, Nov. 25, 1915, Charles Calvin Bidwell, aged 89 years, 9 months and 5 days.
The deceased was born at Verona, New York, Feb 20., 1827. In early manhood he went to Illinois and from there to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, at which place he was married Sept, 5, 1858, to Mary A. Gilbert.
To them were born five children, three boys and two girls. The oldest, Geneveive, died at four years of age. Later he moved to Minnesota and took up a homestead. When the civil war broke out he enlisted at Fort Snelling, in the First Minnesota Heavy Artillery, Co. G. After the war he moved to Missouri, and came to Union, Oregon, in 1887, where he lived at the time of his death.
Mr. Bidwell was member of the G.A.R. and the M. E. Church.
He is survived by a wife and four children, namely: Frank Bidwell of Union, Chester Bidwell, of Island City; Homer Bidwell of North Powder, and Mrs. Emma Clark of Union.
Contributed by: Larry Rader