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Obituary of Charles N. Willis, St. Joseph, Missouri.

Charles N. Willis, Confederate veteran, President of the Willis-Lucas Lumber Company and the Willis-Lucas Cadillac Company, died suddenly at his home, in St. Joseph, Mo., on February 9, 1920 aged seventy-six years. He was born at Easton, Md., on July 4, 1844, and was married to Miss Frances E. Todd in 1868. His wife, two daughters, and three sons survive him.

Mr. Willis enlisted with the 1st Maryland Cavalry, C. S. A., and was later made a mounted scout. He served throughout the war being wounded several times.

He went to Kansas in 1889 and engaged in the lumber business, and in 1904 he located in St. Joseph, Mo., where he became prominent in the business world. He was a Mason and also a member of the Modern Woodmen of the World.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, May, 1920.

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