C.C. Middleton Taken By Death
Spanish War Vet, Mason Passes Here
Charles C. Middleton, 65, Spanish-American War veteran and a veteran Mason, died at Harlan Hospital at 6 a.m. today following an illness of 15 days.
Mr. Middleton had been in a critical condition for a number of days, and his death came as no surprise.
He was the son of B.F. Middleton, of Alger, Clay County, and the late Mary Jane Middleton. He was a former postmaster at Evarts, and he served once as magistrate of District No. 2, filling the unexpired term of his brother, Magistrate John Middleton, who died in 1907. Another brother, Silas Middleton, died the same year.
He had been a member of the Masons for 33 years.
At his beside when death came were members of his family, including Sgt. Logan Middleton, who arrived from Washington, D.C. a few minutes before Sergeant Middleton had just returned to his post after an emergency furlough to visit his ailing father.
Other survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lily Middleton, Harlan: sons, Merle H. Middleton, owner-manger of the V.T.C. Lines, and Edwin R. Middleton, Harlan: one daughter, Mrs. John Christian, Evarts; four brothers, Moses Middleton and Marion Middleton, Harlan, Berry Middleton and Sam Middleton, Alger, and two sisters, Mrs. Addie King, Alger, and Mrs. Maude Metcalfe, Nolansburg.
Funeral arrangements were not complete this afternoon.
Harlan Daily Enterprise: Wednesday, 29 Sep 1943
Middleton Rites Here Friday
Funeral services for Charles C. Middleton, of Harlan, who died yesterday morning at the age of 65 years after a brief illness, will be conducted Friday at 1:30 p.m. from Harlan Baptist Church.
The Rev. W.J. Bolt, pastor will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven cemetery.
Mr. Middleton, a Spanish-American War veteran, was well known thourghout the county.
Pallbearers will be Robert Williams, Howard Middleton, Ben Middleton, Ben Middleton, Ike Massey, A.B. Howard, Ben Unthank, James Farmer, Floyd Delaney, Robert Smith, Seaman Keith Bonner, J. Ray Rice and Ed Smith.
Members of the Masonic Order, of which Mr. Middleton had been a member for 33 years, were requested today to meet at the Lodge Hall at 12:30 p.m. to prepare to take part in the funeral services.
Harlan Daily Enterprise: Thursday, 30 Sep 1943