Charles F. Cameron was a very successful farmer and large landowner of Richland township, owning at the time
of his demise seven hundred and thirty acres. He was born in White county, Tennessee, February 26, 1851, a son
of James and Eliza Cameron His education was acquired in the common schools of that state and after putting aside
his textbooks he engaged in farming there until he was about twenty six years old, when he removed to Indiana.
After living in the Hoosier state for a year or two he went to Glenwood, Iowa, which remained his home for two
years, but at the end of that time, in 1881, he came to Saunders county, Nebraska, and bought one hundred and sixty
acres northeast of Cereseo. For about fifteen years he operated that place but in 1897 he retired from active life
and took up his residence in Ceresco, where he lived until his demise, which occurred on the 24th of October, 1906.
He was energetic and progressive in his methods and derived a gratifying income from his land. As his resources
increased he invested in additional land and became the owner of seven hundred and forty acres in Saunders and
Lancaster counties. His success was the more noteworthy in that he was a self made man and throughout his life
depended entirely upon his own efforts.
Mr. Cameron was married on the 7th of January, 1883, to Miss Frances Glass, a daughter of David P. and Mary Glass,
both deceased. Her father was a native of Mississippi and her mother of Missouri. A brother of Mrs. Cameron, Henry
P. Glass, is now living in Texas.
Mr. Cameron was a supporter of the republican party and his religious affiliation was with the Christian church.
His wife is likewise a member of that church and is active in the Ladies Aid Society. He manifested throughout
his life the spirit of helpfulness and consideration for the rights of others which we think of as distinctively
Christian, and there are many who are indebted to him for timely assistance. His sterling qualities gained him
the esteem and warm regard of those who were intimately associated with him, and his ability and business sagacity
were recognized by all.
Past and Present Saunders County, Nebraska
A Record of Settlement, Organization,
Progress and Achievement
Charles Perky Supervising Editor
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Saunders County, NE
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