Dr Charles Edgar Newsome1

M, #14, b. May 1857, d. 21 March 1904
Father*(__________) Newsome
Mother*(__________) (__________)
ChartsPedigree of Dexter Williams
Birth*May 1857 Dr Charles Edgar Newsome was born in May 1857 at Buffalo, Putnam Co., West Virginia; both daughter Susan's & daughter Drucilla's death records say he was born in Buffalo VA which doesn't seem to be a current place. However, there is a Buffalo in WV so I assume that's the correct place. His death record says 1857 WV.2,3,4,5,6 
Occupation* He was was a Methodist Minister and a medical doctor.1 
Marriage*1886 He married Cornelia Elizabeth Freeman, daughter of David Clendin Freeman and Elizabeth Truman, in 1886.7,8 
Education*1893 Dr Charles Edgar Newsome was educated in 1893; when he graduated from the Ohio State University medical school.8 
Census1900*1900 He appeared on the 1900 census as the head of household, ED 97 sht 18b #70-78 541 Market St, Xenia, Greene Co., Ohio, along with Cornelia Elizabeth Freeman, Sgt Charles Dudley Newsome, Susan Anestine Newsome and Swartz J Newsome . His info on the census included Newsome, Charles W 43 b.VA May 1857 (parents b.VA), married 13 years, minister, black.5 
Newspaper*10 April 1902  On 10 April 1902 at Daily Gazette, Xenia, Greene Co., Ohio, Dr Charles Edgar Newsome was in the following newspaper article: Doctor Charles Edgar Newsome, pastor of the A. M. E. church at Wilmington, paid a flying visit to Xenia and Wilberforce this week. While here he was the guest of Bishop Arnett and wife and Supt. Shorter and wife. Rev. Sides, of Xenia, accompanied him. 
Death*21 March 1904 He died on 21 March 1904 at Xenia, Greene Co., Ohio.7,8,6,9 
Obituary25 March 1904 His obituary was on 25 March 1904 at Piqua Daily Call, Piqua, Miami Co., Ohio, "Rev C.E. Newsome, pastor of St John's A.M.E. Church, died in Xenia Monday, aged 48 years, leaving a widow and five children. He served three years and six months in the rgimental band of the 25th U.S. Infantry, and was a Mason, a Pythian, and Knights of Tabor."9 


Cornelia Elizabeth Freeman b. 11 Nov 1863, d. 7 Dec 1966
Marriage*1886 He married Cornelia Elizabeth Freeman, daughter of David Clendin Freeman and Elizabeth Truman, in 1886.7,8 
Last Edited20 Feb 2018


  1. [S1] Notes provided by Dexter Anthony Williams.
  2. [S5] 1930 census, daughter's census.
  3. [S17] Ohio Deaths and Burials 1854-1997 on Family Search, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F6KM-85K
  4. [S18] Ohio Deaths 1908-1953 on Family Search, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8LF-G31
  5. [S8] 1900 census.
  6. [S35] Ohio - County Death Records 1840-2001 on FamilySearch, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F6F7-T26
  7. [S3] http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 86162048.
  8. [S25] The Daily Gazette, "Xenia Woman Celebrating 100 Full and Busy Years" by Mike Ungard - may have been the Evening Gazette vs the Daily Gazette. From content of article, date is assumed to be 11 Nov 1963.
  9. [S37] Piqua Daily Call, http://www.newspapers.com/clip/2700202/piqua_daily_call_25_mar_1904_pg_6/