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Charles Thaddeus Heald

Charles Thaddeus Heald

Male 1834 - 1918  (84 years)

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  • Name Charles Thaddeus Heald 
    Born 21 Jan 1834  Chester, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 May 1918  Canton, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I36867  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2009 

    Father Abel Ebenezer Prescott Heald, Dr.,   b. 19 Aug 1809, Chester, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1873, Canton, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Mary Hassam Whipple,   b. 18 Aug 1811, Weathersfield, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1891, Canton, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 26 Mar 1833  Chester, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2148  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Amelia Aiken,   b. 15 May 1834, Windham, Windham, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1910, Canton, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1855  Windham, Windham, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Eva May Heald,   b. 5 Mar 1856, Lyndon, Caledonia, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1857, Canton, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +2. Charles Prescott Heald,   b. 22 Jun 1858, Canton, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1944, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +3. Adelaide Whipple Heald,   b. 12 Sep 1859, Canton, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Alice Mary Heald,   b. 8 Jan 1861, Canton, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Edward Aiken Heald,   b. 18 Aug 1862, Canton, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1938, Vancouver, Clark, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     6. Nellie Amelia Heald,   b. 19 Jun 1864, Canton, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1941, Quincy, Adams, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     7. Marion Heald,   b. 18 Feb 1866, Canton, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F17743  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Jan 1834 - Chester, Windsor, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Feb 1855 - Windham, Windham, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 May 1918 - Canton, Fulton, Illinois Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Sherman Leland, The Leland Magazine or a Genealogical Record of Henry Leland and His Descendants (Boston: Wier & White, 1850), p. 141.

      !SOURCE: GEDCOM file from Larry Heald (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Website, 15 Sep 1999.

      !BIOGRAPHY: In Dec, 1895, Charles Thaddeus Heald was cashier of the bank that was located in the Masonic Temple in Peoria, Ill. His son Charles Prescott Heald and family then moved from Hood River, OR, to join him. They arrived in Peoria the day before Christmas, 1895. --L. Heald

      His Obituary (supplied by L. Heald):

      CANTON'S PIONEER BANKER IS CALLED

      C. T. Heald, Founder Both City National Banks, Twice Mayor, Is Dead

      C. T. Heald, Canton's pioneer banker, founder of the two largest banking institutions in Fulton county, twice mayor of the city and prominent in its business and financial circles, for more than 60 years, passed into rest at 1:07 o'clock Sunday morning, at his home, 264 South First avenue, following several weeks of illness, due chiefly to the infirmities of advanced age.

      The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, at the Congregational church. The Rev. J. G. Waggoner will officiate, and burial will be in Greenwood cemetary.

      Honored Citizen

      Leader for many years in Canton's financial history and achieving late in life a notable success in another branch of business activity, Mr. Heald was a man of remarkable talents which were by him directed to a large degree in the upbuilding of his home city, and always he was deeply interested in Canton's welfare and progress. He was widely known and everywhere esteemed as one of Canton's most honored pioneers, and the news of his death is received with sorrow by the entire community.

      Canton has had few citizens who have done more for the city than C. T. Heald, few that were held in as high esteem as he was during all the long years of his residence here, and few whose memory will be preserved longer in the hearts of his friends in Canton.

      Scion of Old Family

      C. T. Heald was born Jan. 21, 1834, at Chester, Vt., and was a son of Prescott and Mary H. Heald. His great grandfather, Amos Heald fought in the Colonial army in the Revolutionary war and was with his regiment in the battle of Concord, which was fought near his own home in Concord, Mass. The grandfather's name was Daniel Heald, and when he was about nine years old his parents moved from Concord and settled in Vermont. [This account has reversed the names - Daniel was the great grandfather, Amos was the grandfather.]

      C. T. Heald worked on a farm until he was 18 years old, when he obtained a position in the Bank of Black River at Proctorsville, Vt., where he remained three years.

      Married in 1855

      He was married Feb. 14, 1855, to Miss Amelia M. Aiken, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Aiken of Windham, Vt. Mrs. Heald's death occurred in Canton in May 1900. Immediately after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Heald removed to Northfield, in the same state, where Mr. Heald was employed for about six months in the general ticket office of the Vermont Central railroad.

      From Northfield they went to Burlington, Vt., where Mr. Heald occupied the position of teller in the Commercial bank of that city. A year later he was called to the position in the Bank of Linden, and after six months of residence in that city they returned to his old home in Chester, where he was engaged in the mercantile business, for about 18 months, at the end of which time he sold his interests in the business to his partner and came west, settling in Canton in May 1857.

      Settles in Canton

      In this city Mr. Heald was first employed as bookkeeper in the office of the treasurer of the old Jacksonville & Savannah railroad and subsequently of the Mississippi & Wabash, now the C. B. & O. railroad. A few months later he accepted a position in the private bank of Maples, Stipp & Garside.

      From that time until the autumn of 1890 Mr. Heald was prominently identified with the banksing business of Canton and later was placed in charge of the bank as cashier and bookkeeper.

      Organized First National

      In March, 1858 Mr. Heald engaged in the banking business in his own name, passing successfully through the most trying panic and almost complete collapse of the currency of the country and continued therin until 1864, when he organized the First National bank of Canton, with James H. McCall as president and Mr. Heald as cashier. He remained as cashier of this bank until early in 1882, when he retired in favor of William Babcock, Jr., after 18 years of continuouos service in that instution.

      Founded Canton National

      Mr. Heald then organized the private bank of C. T. Heald & Co., which four years later was chartered as the Canton National bank of Canton. Both of these banks are today the leading banking institutions of Fulton county.

      While engaged during these years chiefly in the banking business, Mr. Heald, however, was at times financially interested in other business ventures, being a member at different times of the Canton jewelry firm of T. R. Sawyer & Co., and senior partner in the banking firm of C. T. Heald & Co., of Brimfield, in which his brother, Allen W. Heald, was his partner.

      Several Years in Peoria

      After serving his connection with banking interests in Canton in 1890, C. T. Heald went to Peoria, where he organized the Peoria Savings, Loan & Trust Co., remaining with this corporation for seven years, after which he returned to Canton.

      From that time until his death he was engaged in the business of real estate, insurance, loans and abstracting, the later years of his life being wholly devoted to the latter branch of his business, and in which, as in all his previous ventures, his success was remarkable.

      Was Twice Mayor

      Mr. Heald held numerous offices in the gift of his fellow citizens, in all of which he proved a faithful and efficient public servant. He was twice mayor of Canton -- first in 1860-61 and again in 1867-68. Following his last term as mayor he served, in 1868-68, For one term he represented Canton township on the board of supervisors. He was formerly township treasurer of schools, and after the organization of the Canton Union school district he held the office of treasurer of the district for many years prior to his removal to Peoria.

      Member Congregation Church

      Mr. Heald was a member of the Canton Congregational church and for many years clerk of te congregation, besides serving long as a deacon and in other offices.

      Mr. Heald's parents came to Canton sometime after he and his wife settled here, and both remained here until their deaths. Two brothers are living -- Allen W. Heald, Joliet, Ill., and P. O. Heald, formerly of Canton, and now of Maxbass, N. D. One brother, Charles P. Heald [Henry P. Heald] died two years ago in Ravenswood, a Chicago suburb. An only sister died when about nine years of age.

      The Children

      Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Heald were parents of seven children, one of whom, Eva May, died shortly after they came to Canton, aged about 18 months. The living children are Charles P. Heald; Mrs. Newton Wyath [Wyeth], Chicago; Mrs. Clarence H. White, Waterville, Me.; E. A. Heald, vice-president of the Canton National bank; Miss Nellie A. Heald, at home; Mrs. C. W. Gress, Cannon Falls, Minn.

      There are 12 grandchildren, as follows: Edward T., Prescott, Helen and Robert, children of C. P. Heald; Walter, Lorna, and Harold, children of Mr. and Mrs. Newton Wyeth; Donald and Marion, children of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. White; Dean A., Mark and Mary, children of E. A. Heald. Another grandson, Charles H. Heald, son of E. A. Heald, died seven years ago in Chicago.



      !BIOGRAPHY: The following history is written underneath the seat of the Windsor chair family heirloom (reported by L. Heald):
      This Chair was my Great Grandfathers (Daniel Heald of Chester Vermont). It fell to my Grandfather Amos Heald -- then to my Father Prescott Heald then to me. It should be kept as a family heirloom. It is more than 150 years old.

      (signed) C T Heald

      Canton, Ill, January 1910

      Passed on to Alfred M Heald 8-5-1940

      By (signed) Chas P Heald


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