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29 March 1932


Was Long in Business in East End of County-Ill for Six Months.

Charles F. Templin, age seventy-five, a resident of Howard county practically all his life, died at 3:15 o’clock Tuesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. M. VanBibber, 811 south Washington street, with whom he had made his home since the death of his wife a year ago. Death resulted from a complication of diseases and followed an illness that extended over six months.

Surviving are the daughter, a son, the Rev. W. T. Templin of Turley, Okla.; four grandchildren, Dwight S. Templin of New York, Mrs. Dana Waaso of Chicago, Charles D. VanBibber of West Lafayette and William R. VanBibber of this city and three great granddaughters, Lois Jean and Patricia Ann Waaso and Barbara Joanne VanBibber. His only brother, Walter F. Templin, died last September.

Mr. Templin was born August 3, 1856 in Henry County, the son of Isaac Newton and Ellen Chapman Templin and was brought to Howard County when a small child, the family settling in the east part of the county. He was married to Sarah I. Coval on August 25, 1876. Two sons and a daughter were born to them.

He engaged in merchantile business in Jerome and Greentown and later was connected with the Hamer Lumber Co., in Greentown and Swayzee. Several years ago he moved to Kokomo and formed a connection with the Dye Lumber Co., later taking employment with the Fairlawn Realty company. His failing health caused him to retire from active business some time ago.

He had been a member of the Methodist church since childhood and upon moving to Kokomo he and Mrs. Templin became active members of the Main Street M. E. church, where he served as trustee and steward until ill health compelled him to resign. For fifty years he had been a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge at Greentown, giving active, able service. He was a member of Moriah Rebekah Lodge of this city.

He had an extensive acquaintance, particularly in the eastern part of the county, his affable manner and honorable dealing winning many friends.

Funeral arrangements will not be completed until the arrival of his son from Oklahoma.