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Charles E. Darling (1834-1903)

Charles E. Darling, from Hudson, enlisted August 14, 1862, and on September 8 of that year was commissioned 1st lieutenant of Company D, 30th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment.  He resigned on December 20, 1862.

Following is Darling’s obituary from the River Falls Journal of May 21, 1903:

Charles E. Darling, died at the home of his neice Mrs. B. L. Grant, at Hudson, May 13th and was buried the 15th under the direction of the Masons. he was born in Vermont in 1834, came to Hudson in 1857, where he had since resided. In 1858-9 he had a partnership interest in a store here with J. S. Webb, but did not reside here. He leaves no family, his wife and only son having gone before him. He was an uncle of Mrs. George Currier of this city.

Chas. E. Nelson has taken charge of the printing department at the JOURNAL office. the place is familiar to him as he worked here for three years previous to 1900. he has moved his family into the Peterson house on the west side. mr. Nelson has been studying the printer’s trade for more than twenty years. He has an eye for symmetry, good taste in designing, and is painstaking and solicitious to please the patrons who desire a good job of commercial or artistic printing.

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