Ottawa County Civil War Vet Passes Away
Charles Tuttle, Aged 96, of West Olive is Dead at Holland
Charles Tuttle, perhaps the oldest Civil war veteran in Ottawa county, died Monday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lee L. Watson, at the age of 96 years. Mr. Tuttle was almost a life-long resident of West Olive where he conducted a farm for many years, retiring from active work some years ago.
He was born in Ohio and came to Big Rapids as a young man, later removing from there to West Olive. He answered the call of Lincoln during the Civil war and served with honor and distinction in all the campaign in with the 25th Michigan Infantry took part. He was a pal in the army of Louis De Kraker of Holland and the two veterans often were in the habit of getting together and talking over old times.
Mr. Tuttle was in fairly good health on Monday so much so that he was taken in an auto from his home in West Olive to the home of his daughter in Holland. But he had been ailing for several months and the general weakness of age overcame him Monday evening.
Mr. Tuttle is survived by his wife and nine children; Edward of Benton Harbor; Charles of Watervliet; Leonard of Detroit; Lonnie and Louis of Grand Rapids; Rollie of Tustin; Mrs. Lee L. Watson of Holland; Mrs. Wm. Gigat and Mrs. John Leland of Grand Rapids; also by one brother, James Tuttle, of Grand Haven.
The funeral will be held at the home of Mrs. Lee L. Watson at Holland at 10 o’clock, Thursday forenoon. Burial will be in the Olive Center cemetery.
Published in the Grand Haven Tribune on 10-17-1923.
Contributed by Mary
Created: 9 May 2008