Podewells, Charles Sr. 1912

Obituary – Charles Podewells
East Liverpool Tribune

Aged Potter Succumbs To Long Illness
Charles Podewells Dies at Sophia Street Home
Had Been Employed at Thompson’s Plant for Thirty Years

Charles Podewells, Sr., aged 67, father of Councilman Charles Podewells, and for the past 32 years a resident of this city, answered to the summons of death at his home, 746 Sophia street, at 7:45 o’clock last evening (June 12, 1912).

Although, Mr. Podewells has been in poor health for almost two years, it was just a little over a week a go that he became seriously ill.

Mr. Podewells was born in Germany in 1845, and came to this country May 21, 1871. Upon taking up his residence in East Liverpool, about 32 years ago, he secured employment, at the C. C. Thompson pottery, where he worked for almost thirty years and up until failing health forced him to retire, about 20 months ago. He entered the pottery as an oddman, which position he held until he was advanced to that of glaze mixer. For almost fifteen years he followed this trade until an attack of potter’s asthma forced him to give up the work. Since that time he has been in failing health, and on Saturday, June 1, he was suddenly stricken with prostrated glands, which resulted in his death.

He was married twice. The first wife died 28 years ago. Of this union the following children survive: Richard Podewells, of Toronto, and Mrs. Gussie Schoenberger, Charles Podewells, Jr., Mrs. Tillie Moore and Albert H. Podewells, all of this city. He remarried about 20 years ago. No children were born of this union. The second wife survives him.

Having been a prominent operative potter and a resident of the city for so many years, deceased was prominently known. Throughout his life he was a faithful servant to his Master, and his death will cast a shadow of sorrow over the hearts of his many friends.

No arrangements have as yet been made for the funeral.