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Family of Charles Otto FUNK and Claribel ADAMS
Charles Otto FUNK b. 1873 Apr 61404 at Macon County, Illinois1404. d. 1966 Aug 7 at Los Angeles, California.
Claribel ADAMS b. 1878 Oct1400 at Kansas1410. d. 1964 Aug 3527 at Orange Co., California527.
Married1404 1908 Dec 221404.
Otto Charles appears in records variously as "Otto," "Otto C," "Charles Otto" and "Charles O."
Connelley1404, in 1917 of C Otto Funk: "He attended school (Larned, Kansas) in district No. 2, and has made his success in life without a college education. Up to the age of twenty-one he stayed at home and worked for his father on the farm. He later worked in his father's flour mill, and finally became identified with the Cotton Belt Railway in the car department at Pine Bluff, Arkansas. For a few months he was a locomotive fireman, and then again became connected with the car department of the Iron Mountain and Southern Railway at Coffeyville, Kansas. On returning to Larned Mr. Funk learned the barber's trade and was in that business here for several years. He did well at the work and his thrift and economy enabled him to buy a quarter section of land. On abandoning his trade he engaged in the automobile business in 1906, and is now one of the oldest automobile agents in Western Kansas. His first work in that line was somewhat limited and in an experimental way. He began handling the Ford car. He has been agent in Pawnee County for the Hudson car since it was first made. Since 1916 Mr. Funk has done much to demonstrate the feasibility of the farm tractor and has distributed a number of these machines over Pawnee County. The machine of which he has the agency is an invention of his brother, Truman Funk. This tractor was acquired by the Moline Plow Company at Moline, Illinois, and Mr. Funk is superintendent of the factory where the tractors are produced.
"Mr. Otto Funk aided in the initial effort in 1917 to prospect Pawnee County for oil and gas. He is a small stockholder in the Farmers Elevator at Larned, and besides other property owns a good home on West Fifth Street. He has always voted as a democrat in national affairs and independently in local matters.
"On December 22, 1908, at Larned, Mr. Funk married Miss Clarabell Adams. Her father is Colonel W. R. Adams, the distinguished pioneer of Pawnee County. Mr. and Mrs. Funk have three children, Charles Otto, Josephine and Caroline."
Sometime after 1920, Charles and family moved to Los Angeles1403 , California, where he resumed his trade as a barber.
The California Death Index527 has Claribel's birth date as 12 Oct 1879. The 1878 date is likely correct as her sister Edna's birthdate is given as January 18801395
Children of Charles Otto FUNK and Claribel ADAMS:
|1.||Charles (Jr) Otto FUNK1410 b. 1910~1410 at Kansas1410.|
|2.||Josephine Annette FUNK1410 b. 1911 Jun 261410 at Kansas1410. d. 1951 Mar 27527 at Los Angeles, California527.|
|md. --- HICKS|
|3.||Caroline FUNK1410 b. 1913~1410 at Kansas1410.|
|md. 1) Henry J SNODGRASS|
|md. 2) Gerald LORING|