Martha Luella Wilbur

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Martha Luella Wilbur (Hughes)

Birthdate: (52)
Birthplace: PA, USA
Death: January 24, 1901 (52)
Immediate Family:

Wife of Reuben Henry Wilbur
Ex-wife of Albert E. Charter
Mother of Burt Charter; Ernest Gaylord "Kid" Charter; Wade Charter and Reuben Henry Wilbur, Jr.

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About Martha Luella Wilbur

Daughter of Charles Hughes. Married first Albert E. Charter. Married second Ruben (Reuben) Henry Wilbur, former Mayor of Omaha.

Children with Albert Charter:

  1. Robert Henry "Bert" Charter
  2. Ernest Gaylord "Kid" Charter
  3. Wade Clark Charter
  4. Mary Mamie Charter
  5. Arlie Hughes Charter, born Dec 6, 1887

Children with Ruben Henry Wilbur:

  1. Reuben Henry Wilbur Jr., born Feb 21, 1893

Martha Charter and her three sons, Robert Henry "Bert" Charter, Ernest Gaylord "Kid" Charter and Wade Clark Charter, arrived at the home of her father, Charles Hughes, in Dixon, the summer of 1887. Her husband, Albert Charter, had abandoned her and the children in Iowa. The older daughter, Mary Mamie Charter died in Iowa, in 1885. Martha Charter gave birth to Arlie Hughes Charter, in Rawlins, on December 6, 1887. Bert Charter and Kid Charter worked for Charles Perkins in Dixon and later for various ranchers in the Snake river valley.

In the early years, Martha Charter, was destitute and worked at various jobs in both Rawlins and Dixon, to support the family, including one year for Charles Perkins at his mercantile store in Dixon. Martha Charter obtained a divorce from Albert E. Charter in Manchester, Iowa, in May 1890.

On June 21, 1892, Martha Charter married Reuben Henry Wilbur in Rawlins, Wyoming. Reuben Wilbur was army quartermaster agent at Rawlins. On February 21, 1893, Martha Reuben gave birth to Reuben Henry Wilbur Jr., in Rawlins. That same year, Reuben Wilbur Sr. was reassigned as army quartermaster agent at Fort Duchense, Utah, where he served until his retirement in 1896, they then moved to Grand Junction, Colorado, where Reuben died in 1898 and Martha in 1901.

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Martha Luella Wilbur's Timeline

March 1, 1848
February 21, 1893
Age 44
Rawlins, WY, USA
January 24, 1901
Age 52