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Rites For Prominent Resident To Be Conducted Saturday [06 DEC 1952]

Charles P. Troup, 84, died Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at his home at 127 East Crawford street following an illness from complications. He had been in failing health for the past two years and seriously ill for the past month.

Charles Preston Troup was born April 29, 1868 in Pitt township [Wyandot Co, OH]. He was the son of Henry and Drusilla (Lawrence) Troup and was the last of his family. In 1890 he was united in marriage with Myrte McClain who preceded him in death in 1910. The following children were born to this union: Mrs. Gilbert Ellis of Upper Sandusky [OH]; Fred H. Troup of Millburn, New Jersey; James E. Troup, who died in 1937; Mrs. Robert J. Hehr of Upper Sandusky; and Mrs. Guy Swander of Churubusco, Indiana. In 1913 Mr. Troup was united in marriage with Meta Swihart who preceded him in death in 1937. One daughter, Miss Mildred L. Troup, of Upper Sandusky, was born to this union.

Mr. Troup also leaves 20 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren.

Few people in this county [Wyandot Co, OH] have enjoyed a more active life than Mr. Troup. At the age of sixteen he began teaching in the schools of Wyandot county and for 25 years he served various schools in the county. During this time he served on the Wyandot County Board of School Examiners.

While following the profession of teaching he also engaged in farming until 1916 when he moved to Upper Sandusky. After moving here he operated the Eureka Department store for some time. In 1927 he became superintendent of the Reformed Church Home for the Aged in Upper Sandusky, retiring from active work in 1937.

For a number of years he was secretary of the Farmers' Mutual Insurance company. He served on the Upper Sandusky board of education, during which time the present senior high school building was constructed.

During his entire life he was very active in the work of his church. He was baptised (sic) and confirmed in the Emanuel Evangelical and Reformed Church in Pitt township. He aided in tearing down of the old "Mud Church" and the building of the present Emanuel Church. At the age of 21 he became an elder in his church and served in that office for over 30 years. He also served his church as Sunday School superintendent, teacher and chorister. He frequently represented his church as a delegate to the General Synod and to the Classis.

Mr. Troup's last service for his church was completed only this fall when he prepared a booklet containing the history of Emanuel Church for the occasion of the centennial of the congregation.

Fraternally Mr. Troup was a member of Warpole Lodge No. 176 F. & A.M. He served the lodge as chaplain during the year his grandson, Robert Troup, was master of the lodge. He was a member of McCutchen Chapter No. 96, R.A.M., and Upper Sandusky Council No. 98 R. & S.M.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at Emanuel Evangelical and Reformed Church in Pitt township with the pastor, Rev. E.E. Engle, officiating. Interment will be made in Oak Hill cemetery. Masonic rites will be conducted at the church and at the graveside.

Friends may call at the Bringman & Co. funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday [05 DEC 1952] until noon Saturday. The body will lie in state at the church from 1:30 to 2:30 Saturday afternoon.

--The Daily Chief-Union, Upper Sandusky, OH, Thursday, 04 DEC 1952

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