Charles Binding was born May 10, 1841, in White Oak
Township, Ingham County, Michigan. He served in the 26th Michigan
Infantry in the Civil War, being in some of the hardest fought
battles of the war. After being mustered out at the close of the war
he returned to his home for a time but later came with his brother,
Richard, to Ottawa County, Kansas, in the early 70s.
He married Miss Kate Sikinger, April 7, 1874. Of this union were
born four children, three of them living, one having gone on before.
He came to Hennessey in 1892 where he engaged in the furniture and
undertaking business. Two years ago he went to Enid where he died
Sunday evening, January 8, 1911, of pneumonia.
He was a member of the I00F, in which order he was prominent. He was
a member of the Baptist Church.
The body was brought to Hennessey Tuesday, January
10, and the burial service was from the Baptist Church Tuesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. J. G. Schlieman, the former pastor
conducting the service.
Mr. Binding is survived by his wife and three children. The children
are Mrs. E. S. McCabe of Kingfisher; Willis Binding of Tulsa; Ross
Binding of Muskogee. Richard Binding, of this city is a brother of
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