Bio: Woodkey, Charles Gust 

Contact: Stan

Surnames: Woodkey, Kuehn, Ferne 

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) 27 Dec. 1928 

Charles Gust Woodkey, 714 West Arnold Street, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Woodkey, Loyal, was born in Lowell, Wisconsin, September 15, 1894. When he was five his parents moved to a farm in the town of Sherman, Clark County, where he attended the public school. His education was supplemented with a study course through correspondence school. Until 1917 he assisted on his father’s farm. He then purchased a 60-acre tract of timberland in Sherman and engaged in farming on his own. In 1918 he annexed his father’s farm, an eighty adjoining his sixty, and operated the enlarged farm until it was sold in the fall of 1924, when he came to this city. He entered the employ of the Standard Oil Company as an attendant at their Fourth Street Filling Station at South Maple Street and has remained with them. During that time he received two promotions; in September 1926 to rural salesman, and last March to his present position. 

Mr. Woodkey was married to Miss Viola Kuehn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Kuehn, 500 North Wood Street, Marshfield, in Woodstock, Illinois, January 2, 1919. Two children were born to them: Ilene 7 and Audrey 5. Mrs. Woodkey died April 27, 1923. On December 12, 1925, Mr. Woodkey was married to Miss Hilda Kuehn, also a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kuehn, by the Reverend W. J. Ferne in St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Marshfield. One child was born to them, a daughter, Marjorie 2. 

Politically, he is a Republican, and his hobby is motoring.  



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