My great grandparents, Charles Madison Uphouse and Julia Christine Veland, have always been somewhat of a mystery. So few stories have been passed down about them, and so little is known of their lives. Here are some photos and documents recently sent to me by my wonderful aunt.
Charlie was born 4 March 1889 in Davenport, Thayer County, Nebraska. The couple had one child, Charles W. Uphouse, who was killed in an automobile accident on his way to California in 1949. Sometime after his marriage to Mary Belle, Charlie enlisted in Company H, 5th Nebraska Infantry:
Additional statement of service below:
About 1918 or 1919, probably in Minnesota, Charlie married Julia C. Veland.
Below is Julia’s wedding ring, which my mother gave to me. I had it resized and wear often:
The details of Julia and Charlie’s marriage were lost with those who have passed; however, we do know that while they separated, they never legally divorced. According to Goldie (Simpson) Uphouse, wife of Julia and Charlie’s son, Harold, Charlie was a sweet, kind man of whom she was quite fond.