GODCHARLES,  Frederic Antes

GODCHARLES, Frederic Antes

Male 1872 - 1944  (72 years)

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  • Name GODCHARLES, Frederic Antes 
    Born 3 Jun 1872  Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography
    • From Floyd's History of Northumberland County, 1911: FREDERIC ANTES GODCHARLES, president and general manager of the F. A. Godcharles Company, of Milton, manufacturers of iron and steel nails, hinges, washers and puddled iron, is at the head of an industry which has done much for the borough's prosperity for over a third of a century. This company is the successor of the C. A. Godcharles Company, which was established in 1875 by the late Charles A. Godcharles, father of Frederic A. Godcharles. Employment is given at present to about four hundred, a fact which conveys some idea of the importance of the Godcharles plant in its relation to the local industrial situation. Mr. Godcharles is one of the young business men foremost in his section of Pennsylvania, and he has not only extensive business interests but also numerous social connections. Moreover, he has been conscientious in the discharge of his civic responsibilities, having served faithfully in public office, for which his ability and experience make him peculiarly competent.

      Mr. Godcharles was born June 3, 1872, oldest son of Charles A. and Elizabeth (Burkenbine) Godcharles. His father was one of the constituent members of the firm of C. A. Godcharles & Co., organized in 1875. His mother was the daughter of the late Samuel A. Burkenbine, one of the most prominent newspaper men of his day; she was also the granddaughter of Alexander Hughes, another member of the newspaper profession and at one time State printer, and the great-granddaughter of Col. Philip Frederic Antes, a colonel in the Revolution, a most prominent early citizen, one of the first president judges and for many years treasurer of Northumberland county. The subject of this sketch was named for this illustrious ancestor.

      Frederic A. Godcharles received his preparatory education in Milton, graduating from the high school in May, 1888, after which he took a course in electrical engineering at Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., graduating in 1893. Since that time be has been associated in business as above stated. His principal interest is in the F. A. Godcharles Company, of which he is the title member, but he has also formed other important connections, local and otherwise. He is a director of the Garrett County Coal and Mining Company. He is also interested in other corporations, either because of the advantages they offer, the locality or because they appear attractive propositions for the investment of capital. In short, he is a typical modern progressive business man. In 1910 he bought The Miltonian, the only weekly newspaper of Milton, the first newspaper of the place and the oldest in the county, it having been established by Henry Frick in 1816 and published without interruption since. This paper has grown wonderfully in the past year and ranks with the largest and best in this section of the State.

      Mr. Godcharles served throughout the Spanish American war with the 12th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and he has been a captain and inspector of rifle practice in the 12th Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard. He was a member of the lower house of the Pennsylvania State Legislature, session of 1901, and in Nov., 1904, was elected to the State Senate; he served on the Inaugural committee, Appropriations, Public Roads and Highways, Military, and as chairman of the committee on Game and Fish.

      On June 15, 1904, Mr. Godcharles was married, in Washington, D. C., to Mary Walls Barber, of St. Mary's county, Maryland.
    Census (desc) 1880  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (desc) 1900  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    single, living with his parents at 125 N Front St. and working as a manager at the nail mill 
    Census (desc) 1910  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    living at 512 N Front St. and working as a manufacturer of nails 
    Census (desc) 1920  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    living at 101 N Front St. and working as editor of a weekly newspaper 
    Census (desc) 1930  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    living at 125 N Front St. and working as director of a state library and museum 
    _UID F00BD3A67F99E340A4B022C4663CB97EC20E 
    Died 30 Dec 1944  Leonardtown, St. Mary's, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Harmony Cemetery 
    Person ID I88  Milton Families
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2012 

    Father GODCHARLES, Charles Aiken,   b. 8 Dec 1843, Farrandsville, Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1903, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother BURKENBINE, Elizabeth Bird,   b. 1852, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1929, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1871 
    Family ID F28  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family BARBER, Mary Walls,   b. 1878, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 15 Jun 1904  Washington, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F30  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Jun 1872 - Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - 1880 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - single, living with his parents at 125 N Front St. and working as a manager at the nail mill - 1900 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Jun 1904 - Washington, District of Columbia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - living at 512 N Front St. and working as a manufacturer of nails - 1910 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - living at 101 N Front St. and working as editor of a weekly newspaper - 1920 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - living at 125 N Front St. and working as director of a state library and museum - 1930 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Dec 1944 - Leonardtown, St. Mary's, Maryland, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Harmony Cemetery - - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
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  • Photos
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 11 Ward 2.

    2. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 1 Ward 1.

    3. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 3 Ward 2.

    4. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 2 Ward 2.

    5. [S4] Gravestone.