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Charles Broadbent Pilling

Male 1866 - 1935


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  • Name  Charles Broadbent Pilling  [1, 2, 3
    Alt. Birth  Mar 1865  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Born  27 Mar 1866  Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5
    Christened  28 Jul 1878  Kossuth, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • He was christened by Reverend L. J. Myers, a Methodist Minister.
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1880  Kossuth, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Alice Seeds, white, female, age 14 (very difficult to read), attended school previous year, born in Iowa, father in Pennsylvania, mother in Ohio
    Iowa State Census  1885  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Charles B. Pilling, age 18, male, single, born in Illinois, father's nativity: foreign, mother's nativity: foreign, subject to military duty
    Occupation  1888  Kossuth, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • In 1888 C. B. Pilling was a miller in Kossuth, Iowa.
    Iowa State Census  1895  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Listed with his wife, Alice, and children Ross D., Mary, and a baby (Russell). All except Charles B. were born in Des Moines County, Iowa, All were Methodist:) 1895 Mediapolis, Yellow Springs Township, Des Moines County, Iowa, census, page 531; 89/89: Pilling, Charles B., 29, born in Illinois, Miller, parents of foreign birth
    Newspaper Article  Apr 1896  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    the Mediapolis News 
    • Thursday, 25 April 1996 -- 100 Years Ago -- Charley Pilling has gone into the grain business with J. H. Hensleigh. The firm name is Pilling and Hensleigh. William Hensleigh has retired.
    Occupation  1897  [11
    • In 1897 Charles bought and sold grain for a living.
    Biography  1897  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Yellow Spring and Huron 
    • Charles Pilling married Alice Seeds; is engaged in buying and shipping grain. His children are Ross, Mary, Russell, and an infant.
    Census  1900  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • (Married to Allie S., living with her and children: Ross D., Mary C., "Russle," and Louis Pilling:) Line number 90; dwelling number 212, family number 216: Charles Pilling, head of household, white, male, born in March 1865, age 35, married, married for 14 years, born in Illinois, father born in England, mother born in England, occupation laborer, not employed 0 months during the previous year, could read, could write, could speak English, owned home, mortgaged, a farm (not a house), number of farm in schedule: 184
    City Directory  1902/1903  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Gould's City and County Directory of the City of Burlington and Des Moines County 
    • C. B. Pilling, Yellow Spring Township, Mediapolis
    Iowa State Census  1905  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • (Listed with his wife, "Allie," and children: Ross, Mary, Russell, Lewis, Charley, and "Evelin" Pilling:) Card #: 781, C. B. Pilling, Post Office: Mediapolis, Iowa
    City Directory  1908/1909  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    McCoy's Burlington, West Burlington, and Des Moines County Directory 
    • C. B. Pilling, Yellow Spring Township (post office) Mediapolis.
    Census  1910  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • (Married to Alice S., living with her and children: Mary C., "Russel" C., Lewis D., Charlie E., and Evelyn A. Pilling:) Line number 87: dwelling number: 116, family number: 116: Chas. B. Pilling, head of household, male, white, age 44, married (once), years of present marriage 23, mother of 6 children, 5 of those children living, birthplace Illinois, father's birthplace England (spoke English), mother's birthplace England (spoke English), could speak English, occupation farmer, own account, could read, could write, owned home, mortgaged, a farm (not a house), number of house in the schedule: 77
    Residence  Sep 1911  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Iowa State Census  1915  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Card Number: 179, male, white, married, could read, could write, number of years in Iowa: 40, C. B. Pilling, age 48, Des Moines County, post office address: Mediapolis, Yellow Spring Township, occupation farmer, total earnings in 1914: $600, extent of education in the common schools: 10, birth place: Illinois, owned home or farm, church affiliation Methodist, father's birthplace: England, mother's birthplace: E, signed by assessor: S. N. Messenger
    Census  1920  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    • ("C. P." Pilling was married to Alice S., living with her and children Mary, Charlier E., and Evelyn Pilling:) Line number 92: farm, dwelling number: 66, family number: 73: C. P. Pilling, head of household, owned home, free of mortgage, male, white, age 53, married, could read, could write, born in Illinois, father's birthplace England, father's mother tongue English, mother's birthplace England, mother's mother tongue English, could speak English, occupation farmer, nature of industry general farm, own account, number of farm in schedule: 61
    Iowa State Census  1925  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    • (Married to Allie Pilling, living with her:) Line number 14: C. B. Pilling, head of household, male, white, age 58, married, owned, value of home: $20,000?, amount of insurance on the home: $15,000, number of years in the U.S.: 58, number of years in Iowa: 58, attended grade school, state highest grade (1-8): 6, could read, could write, place of birth: Illinois, name of father: Joseph Pilling, father's birthplace: England, name of mother: Mary Ann Hutchcroft, mother's birthplace: England, place of marriage of parents: Illinois, involved in agricultural pursuits, church affiliation: Methodist
    Census  1930  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    • (Married to Alice S. Pilling, living with her and widowed daughter, Mary C. Dotson:) Line number 94: dwelling number: 69, family number: 70: Charlie B. Pilling, head of household, owned home, owned a radio set, lived on a farm, male, white, age 64, married, age at first marriage 21, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Illinois, father's birthplace England, mother's birthplace England, state code: 61, country code: 00, nativity: 0, could speak English, occupation farmer, nature of industry general farm, occupation code VVVV, employer, actively employed at time of census, was not a veteran, number of farm in schedule: 60
    Died  28 Nov 1935  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: cerebral hemorrhage/hypostatic pneumonia, myocosditis 
    Funeral Notice  30 Nov 1935  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    The Hawk-Eye Gazette or The Hawk-Eye and Iowa Patriot 
    • C. B. Pilling Funeral Held
      Services Conducted For Resident of Mediapolis Vicinity Who Died at Home

      Special to the Hawk-Eye Gazette.
      Mediapolis (IA), November 30. - Funeral services for Charles B. Pilling, who died at his home near Mediapolis Thursday at 12:20 a.m., were held from the home this morning.
    Buried  30 Nov 1935  Kossuth Cemetery, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Charles's cemetery plot at Kossuth Cemetery is 69-8-1.
    Obituary  5 Dec 1935  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    The Wapello Republican 
    • Charles Pilling, 69, farmer living southeast of Morning Sun, died Thursday morning after a long illness. His widow and the following children, Mrs. M. Hough, Las Vegas, New Mexico: Lewis and Charles, Mrs. Evelyn Nelson, all of the Mediapolis vicinity, and 10 grandchildren survive. There are also left to mourn one brother, William Pilling of Mediapolis, and one sister, Mrs. John Hannon, of Shelbyville, Indiana, also two half-sisters.

      The funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, in the home, and burial was in the Kossuth cemetery.
    Occupation 
    • Throughout his life, Charles was a farmer, miller, and hardware store operator.
    Person ID  I5105  All Families
    Last Modified  2 Mar 2014 

    Father  Joseph Broadbent Pilling,   b. Abt 1827, Saddleworth, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1879, Kossuth, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Ann Hutchcroft,   b. 23 Sep 1833, County Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1911, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Sep 1863  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Officiant 
    • Joseph and Mary Ann were married by Geo. N. Power, Minister (recorded October 6, 1863,  DMCMR #5-25)
    Newspaper Article  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Pilling Family Has Get-together -- A reunion of the descendants of Joseph Broadbent and Mary Ann (Hutchcroft) Pilling will be held Sunday at Mediapolis Park beginning at 4 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring salad, sandwiches and beverage.

      J. B. Pilling came to Des Moines county 120 years ago from Saddleworth, County Yorkshire, England, where he was born in 1827. In October of 1863, he was married to Mrs. Mary Ann (Hutchcroft) Norwood, born 23 Spt. 1833 in County Yorkshire, England, daughter of Richard & Elizabeth (Smith) Hutchcroft, also pioneers of Des Moines County.

      Children born to the couple were: Josephine, wife of Robert Hall; Charles B., husband of Sarah A. Seeds; Anna Belle, wife of John H. Hannan; William A., husband of Mrs. Amelia Oberman; and Alfred S., husband of Edith B. Hannan.
    Family ID  F2053  Group Sheet

    Family  Sarah Alice "Allie" Seeds,   b. 20 Aug 1865, Kossuth, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1945, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Apr 1887  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Alt. Marriage  12 Apr 1887  [3
    Children 
     1. Ross Durward Pilling,   b. 7 Jun 1888, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1907, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary Charlotte Pilling,   b. 23 Jun 1891, Kossuth, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1982, Mediapolis Care Center, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Russell C. Pilling,   b. 11 Dec 1893, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1967, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Lewis D. Pilling,   b. 8 Oct 1896, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1959, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Charlie Earl "Jack" Pilling,   b. 31 Dec 1900, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1982, Morning Sun Manor, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Evelyn Alice Pilling,   b. 12 Sep 1903, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1992, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F1545  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S94] LDS Online Record.

    2. [S628] 1880 US Census.

    3. [S882] Orr, Paul Robert "Bob" (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 25, supervisor's district: 74, sheet number: 10B, page number: 364; enumeration date: June 19, 1900

    5. [S544] 1915 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa, Post Office: Mediapolis; Roll: IA1915_143

    6. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Des Moines County, Iowa p 15; Yellow Spring Township, sheet 8; 9th of June, 1880
      Sutro Library, San Francisco, California; Census Microfilm.

    7. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Mediapolis, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa, page 359; Roll: IA1885_177

    8. [S35] Des Moines County, Iowa - (1888) Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa, (Acme Publishing, Chicago; 1888), pages 277-278 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      (courtesy of Paul R. Orr)

    10. [S8989] Pilling, Charles Broadbent - Business Venture with J. H. Hensleigh, (originally published in the Mediapolis News, April 1896, republished in the Mediapolis News, April 1996 "100 years ago"; Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    11. [S143] Yellow Spring and Huron - Des Moines County, Iowa, J. W. Merrill, (Published by the author, J. W. Merrill, Mediapolis, Iowa, 1897).

    12. [S143] Yellow Spring and Huron - Des Moines County, Iowa, J. W. Merrill, (Published by the author, J. W. Merrill, Mediapolis, Iowa, 1897), page 302 (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S7962] Burlington, Iowa - City Directory 1902-1903, (Ora J. Gould, Compiler, Publisher, and Proprietor, The Keen-Hafner Mfg. Co., Printing and Binding. Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa), page 573 (Reliability: 4).

    14. [S4157] 1905 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Roll: IA_84

    15. [S52] Burlington, Iowa - City Directory 1908-1909, (W. H. McCoy, Publisher and Compiler, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois. Copyright, 1908, by William H. McCoy.), page 481 (Reliability: 4).

    16. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Mediapolis town, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; supervisor's district: 1, enumeration district: 27, sheet number: 7B, page number: 220; enumeration date: April 21, 1910

    17. [S2036] Pilling, Mary Ann (Hutchcroft) - Obituary, (originally published in the Mediapolis New Era, September 20, 1911; Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    18. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 29; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 3B, page number: 285; enumeration date: January 11 and 12, 1920

    19. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1696

    20. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 29-33, supervisor's district: 15; sheet number: 3B, page number: 230; enumeration date: April 24 and 25, 1930

    21. [S8990] Pilling, Charles Broadbent - Funeral Notice, (originally published in The Hawk-Eye Gazette, 1935; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    22. [S1959] Pilling, Charles Broadbent - Obituary, (originally published in The Wapello Republican, December 5, 1935, page 1; Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    23. [S1155] Pilling Family Reunion - Newspaper Announcement, (originally published in the Mediapolis newspaper, date unknown; Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).