Birth: 06 SEP 1907 Ludington, Mason County, Michigan

1910 Census:  20 APR 1910
Place:  Pere Marquette Twp, Mason Co, Michigan
Note:  Living with parents, Amos and Elnora.

1920 Census: 14 JAN 1920
Place: Ludington, Mason Co, Michigan, USA
Note: Living with parents, Amos and Catherine Shue.

1924 City Directory: Ludington
Note: Shue Chas A inspr r505 N Rowe

Marriage:30 NOV 1929 Caldwell, Michigan

Occupation: Worked on gold watches at the Star Watchcase Factory
Place: Ludington, Mason Co, Michigan, USA

Star Watchcase Factory

1930 Census:  15 APR 1930
Place:  Ludington, Mason Co, Michigan
Note:  Charles and Leah are living with Charles’s mom.

Birth of Daughter:  09 DEC 1930
Name:  Marilyn Grace Shue
Place: Ludington, Mason Co, Michigan

Birth of Daughter:  02 MAY 1932
Name:  Margaret Eleanor Shue
Place: Ludington, Mason Co, Michigan

Religion: Was a member of the Holiday Free Methodist Church in Holiday, Florida and attended the Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Ludington when he visited the area.

1940 Census: 09 APR 1940
Place: Ludington, Ward 2, Pere Marquette Twp, Mason Co, Michigan
Note: Wife, Leah, and daughters Marilyn and Margaret are also in household.

Birth of Son:  25 SEP 1942
Name:  Charles Alvin Shue Jr.
Place: Ludington, Mason Co, Michigan

1950 Census: 11 APR 1950
Place: Ludington, Mason Co, Michigan
Note: Wife, Leah, children Margaret and Charles and his brother, Chester, are also in household.

1950 census - Charles and Leah Shue

Died:  24 MAR 1991
Note: Died of Colon Cancer
Place: Bay Tree Nursing Home, Palm Harbor, Pinellas Co, Florida

Obituary: AFT 24 MAR 1991
Note: CHARLES A. SHUE SR., Ludington, Mason Co, MI

Burial: AFT 24 MAR 1991 Riverside Cemetery, Custer, Mason, Michigan, USA

Note: Have funeral book.

Will: Have.

Click here to see parents:  Amos Shue and Catherine Elnora Sanders

Story of his life in his own words

Leah Helen Lawton     

Birth: 13 JUN 1909 Manton, Caldwell Twp, Missaukee Co, Michigan

1910 Census:  25 APR 1910
Place:  Caldwell Twp, Missaukee Co, Michigan
Note:  Living with parents, Stowell and Minnie.

1920 Census: Caldwell Twp, Missaukee County, MI
Note:  Living with parents, Stowell and Minnie.

Occupation: BEF 1996
Note:  Was a CNA at Ludington Memorial Hospital, Paulina Stearns Hospital, and Tarpon Springs Hospital.

Death: 20 JUL 1996 Westchester Gardens Rehabilitation Center, Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA
Note: Had Alzheimer’s Disease

Burial: AFT 20 JUL 1996 Riverside Cemetery, Custer, Mason, Michigan, USA

Obituary: 22 JUL 1996

Will: 17 JUN 1987
Note: Have.

Click here to see parents:  Stowell Ernest Lawton and Minnie Viola Garn

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Note: I was taken to camp meeting when I was one month old. The camp was only about six miles from home, and it was always a source of enjoyment to me to be able to attend. My Lawton grandparents used to tent on the grounds, and I would stay with them and help my grandmother. Grandpa was often the delegate. I remember the tent meetings they used to have out in the woods a half mile from my home, across from Uncle Clarence and Aunt Cora Larr’s home. My mother was a Christian, and my Aunt Cora had been saved. Brother G. W. Archer was the first minister who came to hold the tent meetings. He was pastor of the Manton Free Methodist Church at that time.

About a year later they started cutting timber to build a church just across the corner from where we lived. Rev. O. A. Kester was the first pastor. I was about seven years old at that time, about 1916. I was saved in December of 1917 at the age of eight, just before Christmas time. Floyd went to town and bought me a New Testament with the 20 cents he had. He was only eleven at the time and thought, since I was saved, I should have a Testament of my own. All through my younger years, my mother encouraged me as a Christian, and my cousin Lola Larr would always say, “Look up, Leah. Keep encouraged.” There were good revival services after that, and people were saved. I never missed a service unless I had to. My mother couldn’t take us all every night, so she would send us to bed and check to see if we were okay during the altar service. I didn’t want to miss any meetings because I told my aunt that God might bless the service and I wouldn’t be there.

I was eight years old when I had my first car ride. Clyde Kinsey had a car and it was a rainy day on our last day of
school. He would fill the car with school children until he had given everyone a car ride. A few years later an airplane
flew over, and the teacher let all the children out of school to watch it.

One of my routine chores was to bring the cows home from pasture. There were no cars in the road, so the cows would
wander down the road and eat the grasses along the roadside. One day when I was about nine years old, I went to hunt the cows and found them about two miles from home. Johnny Root, a boy a little older than I, was getting his cows which were mixed in with ours, so rather than try to separate them, we thought it would be easier to drive them home together until his cows would leave the rest and go to their own barnyard.

[Margaret, Leah’s daughter remembers the rest of the story] When Leah got home with the cows and her father learned what happened, he teased her with a little rhyme he made up:  As the sole is to the foot, So is Leah to Johnny Root. Leah got so tired of this and so embarrassed about being teased that she could hardly stand to look at Johnny Root after that, although he was a nice farm boy.