Funeral booklet obituary:
Charles Conrad, youngest child of John and Tracy Nye Conrad, was born on September 23, 1870 on a farm near Summit, Smithfield Township, Indiana, and departed this life at his home west of Ashley, Indiana, September 20, 1948, at the age of 77 years, 11 months and 27 days.
His mother was born in Luxemburg and came to America at the age of seven. His father was born in Fremont, Ohio. The parents came to Indiana in 1850 by oxcart and settled near Summit. He is the last member of this family to pass away, three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
He was united in marriage to Effie McAllister on June 13, 1895. To this union were born four children: Elizabeth, March 21, 1897: Audrey, June 4 1900; Gerald, April 28, 1905; Evelyn, April 23, 1908.
Early in life he attended and was converted at the Barker's Chapel church. He later attended the Methodist church in Hudson. In 1943 he was re-converted and taken into the Nazarene Church of Ashley-Hudson. He was a life-long resident of Dekalb County.
He is survived by a son, Gerald, Eaton Rapids, Mich.: three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Fousnought, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Audrey Frayer, St John's, Mich., and Mrs. Evelyn Stough, Eaton Rapids, Mich.; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, a number of other relatives and host of friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, September 23, 1948, at 2:00 o'clock at the Ashley-Hudson Church of the Nazarene with the Rev, Jesse Martin, pastor of the church officiating, assisted by the Rev. Charles Brand. Interment was made in Circle Cemetery west of Hudson.