Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Charles H. Givans Shoemaker 1929

Delmar, Del  Oct 31 – Delmar’s venerable shoe-maker, Charles Givans was fatally stricken by illness yesterday at noon at his work bench.  Someone, passing by , saw him , noticed that he look particularly and went in.  He found him in an unconscious condition, called a physician and they took him to his home, where he died a few hours later.  Mr. Givans came here many years ago from berlin, learned his trade here and settled.  He is survived by his wife and two children, Miss Violet Givans, of Wilmington, and Charles Givans, of Cape Charles.  Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon from his residence.  Dr. E. H. Dashiell  will officiate and interment will be at the Methodist Episcopal Cemetery.

Above from The Morning News (Wilmington) 01 NOV 1929

Charles H. Givans was the son of Peter Givans and Martha J. Quillen.  He was born in Berlin Maryland in 1859.  In 1880 at age 20 he was a shoemaker in Berlin living with his mother Martha Givans.  His father was Peter Givans who was also a shoemaker.  About 1900 he moved to Delmar and lived on East street.

He married Jessie Priscilla Robinson (1869-1955) daughter of James Robinson and Mary Raynor.  Charles and Jessie had for children:

Charles W. Givans ( 1891-1969) worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad in Cape Charles later retired to Florida where he died.  He married Eunice Dunn.

Minnie Violet Givans (1894 -1913) worked as a switchboard operator in the telephone office in Delmar until she became ill and died in July 1913.

Cleveland Givans (1895 -1917) died at 21 in 1917, he was working in Wilmington for J. T. Mullin and Son.  His death was given as tuberculosis but may have been the Spanish Influenza.

Violette Walls "Givans" (1906-1992) was the daughter of Raymond Robert Walls and Mary Wilson  but was taken to raise by Charles and Jessie.  Violet married Wylie Powhaten Beal (1899-1970) in 1929.  She had graduated Delmar High School in 1924, and Beacom Business school later. She was working as a bookkeeper in Milford.  Mr. Beal was working construction putting in sewer lines in Delmar and meant her.  He was from Scottsville Virginia and that is where they lived.  Violets mother, Jessie, would come to live with them there. Jessie died there. After the death of Wiley, Violet married Marion Hastings in 1973. 

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