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Charles Wittick Collection

Identifier: AC 462-p

Scope and Content

Collection contains bible pages, letters, news clippings including obituaries of the Charles Wittick family of Moline, Illinois. Collection also includes a poem by Charles Wittick "Kith and Kin."


  • 1903 - 2004
  • Majority of material found in Placeholder Unit Date Text

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Biographical Information

Charles Wittick was the second son of George Benjamin (Ben) Wittick, photographer of the Southwest, and Frances Lelia Averill of Old Town, Maine. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 5 October 1868, while his father served in the army at Ft. Snelling. The family moved to Moline, Illinois, after Ben Wittick's discharge from the army. Charles was with his father when his father died from a rattlesnake bite at Ft. Wingate, New Mexico in 1903.

Charles Wittick married Venda Peterson on 27 December 1893 in Moline, Illinois. They had two children: Mamie (Mrs. Axel Swenson) and Eugene Wittick. Charles Wittick died 13 May 1943 in Moline, Illinois.


1 Folder

Guide to the Charles Wittick Collection, 1903 - 2004
Edited Full Draft
Pam Downey
© 2009
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Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library Repository

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave
Sante Fe NM 87501 USA
(505) 476-5090