Name:   Charles J. Spindler

From:  The Allegany Citizen, Allegany, New York
Date:  Saturday, February 2, 1956

Another of our life long residents who carried on the successful farming industry pioneered by his father nearly a hundred years ago, Charles J. Spindler, passed away at St. Francis hospital on Monday which was his eighty-second birthday anniversary. He had been a patient at the hospital for about a week.

Charlie was born on the West Branch of the Four Mile, January 30, 1874 of a family of seven children of Mr. and Mrs. George Spindler who came to Allegany from Germany in 1863. When his parents died, Mr. Spindler continued to till the land and was one of our most successful farmers.

A member of the Allegany Grange No. 848 from its beginning, he took an active part in its activities for many years. He will be best remembered, however, for his tall stories which were the delight and amusement of all his friends, especially children of whom he was very fond.

His father died on the home farm on the West Branch July 26, 1912 at the age of 79 years while his mother passed away March 17, 1919 at the age of 87 years.

Surviving are one son, Claude W. Spindler of the West Branch; two daughters, Miss Hazel Spindler of the West Branch and Mrs. George Lauser of the Four Mile; one sister, Mrs. Anna Lay of Tacoma, Wash.; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The remains were removed to the Heenan funeral home in Olean and funeral services will be held this morning (Thursday) at St. Bonaventure church at ten o'clock. The remains will be laid at rest in St. Bonaventure cemetery.