Biography of Charles Fournia
Monroe County, MI Biographies

CHARLES FOURNIA, of Milan, was born at Detroit in 1839. His parents were born in Canada, and came to Michigan in 1820. In the fall of 1860 Charles purchased a farm of 40 acres in Raisinville. In 1861 hem enlisted in Co. D, 7th Mich. Inf., under Capt. Darr. Was in the following battles: Fair Oaks, Savage Station, White Oak Swamp, Malvern Hill and 2d Bull Run. He was wounded Sept. 17, 1862, and was discharged Oct. 27, 1862, on account of wounds received. He returned to Monroe and canvassed for sewing machines until Feb. 22, 1864, when he enlisted in the 6th Mich. H. Art. and was sent to Port Hudson, Miss. He did garrison duty until 1865, when he was mustered out by General Order No. 19, at New Orleans. March 17, 1864, he married Amy Sherman, who was horn at Milan in 1842, and died in Septcmber, 1876, leaving two children. He married for his second wife Mary E. Calhoun, of London, who was born in Ohio in 1847. Two children were born to them, Mr. Fournia has been engaged in several occupations. In 1884 he purchased his present farm and dairy. He is a first class mechanic and machinist.

History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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