VeteranCharles France

Charles France, Former Astorian, Dies In Peoria

Funeral services for Charles A. France, 76, of 1822 W. Barker, Peoria, retired farmer who died at 11:45 a.m. Monday, June 29, were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Davison Funeral Home.

The Rev. Claude A. Mosher of Bradley Avenue United Methodist Church officiated and burial was in Parkview Cemetery.

A resident of the current address since 1950, Mr. France formerly farmed many years near Macomb and in the Astoria area. He last worked in the maintenance division of Illinois State Department of Highways.

Born in Sheldon, Mo., November 14, 1893, he was a son of William and Flora Butler France, and married Alice Gain in Galesburg on December 30, 1919.

He was an Army veteran of World War I, and a member of the Bradley Avenue United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his widow; four sons, Charles of Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada, Ralph of Ellensburg, Wash., Roy of DeKalb and Lee France of Chicago; 24 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Bonnie Camp of Astoria; two brothers, Guy France of Rushville and Glen France of Astoria, and many nieces and nephews.


Published in the Astoria Argus-Searchlight on 7/8/1970

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