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Charles Fitzwater (Sep 20 1833 – 2 Dec 1900)

December 5, 2010

From the Ambler Gazette, December 6, 1900, page 8:

Charles Fitzwater, a life-long resident of Flourtown, near Wheel Pump, on Bethlehem pike, died Sunday aged 67 years. He was one of the family of Fitzwaters, which resided in Upper Dublin township in the vicinity of Fitzwatertown, being the son of John Fitzwater, who owned nearly all the property about that village and burned lime in the vicinity. The deceased was a brother of Washington, John, Jacob and Mrs. Lottie Potter. Over 35 years ago he married Emily, daughter of ‘Squire Rex, of Flourtown. He has been crippled up with rheumatism for a number of years. The funeral was held this Wednesday afternoon from his late residence.

From geneaology files:

198.  Charles FITZWATER (John-5, John-4, John-3, Thomas-2, Thomas-1) was born on 20 Sep 1833 in Montgomery Co., PA.  He was the son of John Fitzwater and Mary Lukens.  He died on 2 Dec 1900 and was buried on 6 Dec 1900 in Fitzwater Burial Ground, Fitzwatertown, Montgomery Co., PA.

The 1860 census for Upper Dublin Township, Montgomery County, shows Charles as age 28 and Emma as age 31. His realestate was valued at $8,000 and his personal property at $1,645. In the 1870 census, Charles and Emily were living in the 20th Ward, 68th District of Philadelphia. Shown with them in the 1870 census were Kate, age 12; Mary, age 11; Margt, age 3; and Charles S., age 5/12th.

Charles FITZWATER and Emilie V. REX were married about 1860 in Montgomery Co., PA.  Emilie V. REX was born in 1829 in Pennsylvania.  Charles FITZWATER and Emilie V. REX had the following children:

288            i.  Tacy FITZWATER was born in 1857 in Upper Dublin Twp., Montgomery Co., PA.

289            ii.   Mary A. FITZWATER was born in 1859 in Upper Dublin Twp., Montgomery Co., PA.

290            iii.   Samuel R. FITZWATER was born in 1863 in Montgomery Co., PA.  He died about 7 Mar 1864 in Montgomery Co., PA.  He was buried on 10 Mar 1864 in St. Thomas Church, Whitemarsh Twp., Montgomery Co., PA.

291            iv.  Margaret FITZWATER was born in 1867.

292            v.   Charles S. FITZWATER was born in Jan 1870 in Philadelphia, PA.


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