Following is one of the Biographies and Stories which where gathered by Charles Sumner McKamy in the 1950s for publication in a Crawford County History Book. Unfortunately he passed away before the book was published.

Charles G. Pearce, furniture dealer and funeral director, was born May 21, 1869 on Lamotte Prairie. He was the son of John B. and Mary J. Willard Pearce, both natives of Crawford County. He was one of a family of twelve children, seven of whom grew to manhood and womanhood, namely: Hallie Shaffer; Lucy Ann, wife of James Grizzle; John B., husband of Bess Walker, and Ethel, wife of Ira Tohill. Only one of this family is living at the present time -- Edward, who resides at Coeur D'Alene, Idaho.

On June 5th, 1895, he was united in marriage to Allie Rogers, who was born on October 19th, 1877 to Chilton and Jane Wilson Rogers. Charles G. and Allie were the parents of three daughters, May Rogers, Florence Josephine, and Lois Irene, and one son, Roger Hurley, who was born and died on September 28, 1902. Allie followed the son in death on October 16, 1902. The three daughters all live in this community, and their families are as follows:

May was united in marriage to Ansel C. Atwood, a son of Wm. B. and Ida Canady Atwood, on September 8th, 1915. They were the parents of three sons, Charles Wm., Richard Chilton, and Ansel Jr. Charles married Maxine Beabout and they are the parents of three sons, Charles Leroy, Ronald B. and Keith Rogers. Charles L. and Ronald B. are at present serving in the U.S. Navy. Richard C. married Katherine Couch, and they are the parents of three children, Diana May, Kathy Ann, and Richard Steven. Ansel Jr. married Roberta Rains and they are the parents of four daughters, twins Jean and Joan, Melissa Jane and Jennifer Golden. Ansel Sr. Atwood died on January 13, 1954.

Florence was united in marriage to Rex Boyll, a son of J.A. and Lucy Shire Boyll, on September 9, 1919. They are the parents of three children, Eleanor Jean, who died in infancy, Robert Lee and Roger Wayne. Robert L. married Margaret Ann Adams and they are the parents of thee children, Patricia Lynn, Nancy Jo and David Michael. Roger W. married Carol Taylor and they have one daughter, Suzi.

Lois married Lyman L. Lindley, a son of Charles Edgar and Mary Augusta Rains Lindley, on November 2nd, 1920. They are the parents of three children, Charles E., Lois Maxine and Mary Arlene. Dr. Charles E. married Jane Craig and they have two sons, Craig Charles and Todd Phillip. Lois Maxine married Charles F. Moorhead and they are the parents of two sons, Charles Alan and Stephen Lindley. Mary married Maurice Plunkett and they wee the parents of a daughter, Beverly Kay. Following the death of Maurice Plunkett, Mary was married to Floyd Correll.

In April 12912, Mr. Pearce was married Maude Cooke, and they were the parents of one daughter, Frances.

He was associated with Chilton Rogers in the furniture and undertaking business under the firm name of Rogers and Pearce. After the death of Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, he continued this business until his death on July 13, 1948, having served his community for 55 years.

He was an active member of the Methodist Church and was a 32nd degree Mason. He served many years on the board of the Hutsonville schools, being a member at the time the present grade school building was constructed. He was a trustee of the Hutsonville Fire Protection District, served several years on the village board, and at the time of his death, was serving as school treasurer.

Contributed by Lyman L. Lindley