Biography of Charles Van Wie
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Charles Van Wie, well known in Oswego as a building contractor, is a native of New York. He was born at Amsterdam, Montgomery County, March 5, 1878, the son of William T. and Anna M. (Moat) Van Wie.

William T. Van Wie, who lives retired at Atlantic City, N. J., is a representative citizen of the community in which he lives. He was born near Albany, N. Y., and for many years conducted a business at Amsterdam, being well known as a building contractor. He also was established in business for several years at Plattsburg, N. Y., and retired in 1897. He has since been a resident of Atlantic City. He is a Republican and holds membership in the Baptist Church. His wife was born in Jersey City, N. J., and died in 1914. To Mr. and Mrs. Van Wie were born four children: 1. Mrs. John Ware lives at Newark, N. J. 2. Charles, the subject of this sketch. 3. Mrs. William Ancutt, lives at Pleasantville, N. J. 4. Mrs. James Hartman, lives at Atlantic City, N. J.

Charles Van Wie grew up in Amsterdam, N. Y., where he attended the public schools. He was associated in business for a time with his father at Plattsburg, and while there took part in the building of the federal barracks, for which his father had the contract. In 1897 Mr. Van Wie came to Oswego, where he spent 15 years in the employ of the Peter Raby Lumber Company as a carpenter. Later, he was associated with S. E. Fournier, general contractor, for ten years, and in 1920 established his own business, being located at 120 West 1st Street.

In 1897 Mr. Van Wie was united in marriage with Miss Josephine Dashner, of Oswego, the daughter of Charles and Amelia (Woods) Dashner, who were natives of Canada. Both are now deceased and are buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Oswego. Mr. Dashner served throughout the Civil War and was held prisoner at Andersonville and Libby prisons. He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.

To Mr. and Mrs. Van Wie were born three children: 1. Charles W., born in 1898, lives at Oswego. He is a graduate of Oswego High School and attended Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh. He married Miss Lida Bailey, of Oswego, and they have two children, Charles and Nina. 2. Nina Bell, born Feb. 16, 1906, a graduate of Oswego High School and Oswego Hospital, being a registered nurse. She died June 22, 1928, and is buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Oswego. 3. Raymond, born July 13, 1913, attends Oswego High School.

Politically, Mr. Van Wie is a Republican.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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