SUNDAY SCHOOL IN PHILLIPS COUNTY
"Thus, the first such [Sunday school] that I know of in the
present confines of Phillips country was a Sunday school which
met on Mr. Varney's homestead. . . .By a sort of "underground
railway" service getting word to all the settlers within a
radius of ten or twelve miles. . . . .
"And then, when we did get together, we were so glad of human
companionship that we forgot to ask "Are you Methodist, Baptist,
Presbyterian, Catholic or Episcopal," but sang, read, and
studied, and were, I am sure, much benefited by our association
one with the other. It was really astonishing how many people
would collect Sunday afternoons on these, apparently, barren
plains. . . . At these meetings we exchanged any reading matter
we might have received, or brought with us, returning the same
next Sunday if possible, thus establishing a sort of primitive
Source: Charles B. Timberlake (1934), CWA Interviews, Doc.
341/25, Colorado Historical Society.
PROGRAM FOR THE TEACHERS INSTITUTE FOR OCTOBER 25, 1890
Opening Exercises, 9:30 a.m.
Arithmetic (review of questions of last ex.) by Professor
Discussion by Institute, 10:15
Geography (review of questions of last ex.) by Charles R.
Discussion by Institute, 11:00
Miscellaneous Work, 11:30
Grammar (review of questions last ex.) by T.J. Close, 1:30
Discussion by Institute, 2:00
History, the cessions of U.S. territory, by S.H. Johnson,
Discussion by Institute, 2:45
Current Literature, by Mrs. M.E. Timberlake, 3:00
Gradation of our schools, by Supt. Charles B. Timberlake,
TIMBERLAKE, Charles Bateman,
a Representative from Colorado; born in Wilmington,
Clinton County, Ohio, September 25, 1854; attended the
common schools and Earlham College, Richmond, Ind.,
1871-1874; taught school; moved to Colorado in 1885, and
settled near Holyoke, Phillips County; engaged in
agricultural pursuits and stock raising; member of the
Republican State committee 1892-1910; superintendent of
schools of Phillips County 1889-1895; county clerk
1895-1897; appointed receiver of the United States land
office at Sterling, Colo., on July 1, 1897, and served until
April 30, 1914; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth
and to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-March
3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932;
engaged in banking in Sterling, Colo., until his death there
on May 31, 1941; interment in Grand View Cemetery, Fort
Haxtun Harvest, Haxtun, Colorado, March 18, 1920
MRS. CHARLES B. TIMBERLAKE
Wife Of Representative Joins Pioneers Who Have Passed
On Sunday, March 14, at Emergency Hospital in
Washington, D.C. occurred the death of Mrs. Charles B.
Timberlake, wife of the representative from the second
district of Colorado, death being caused by sleeping
sickness from which she had suffered for more than two
weeks, following an attack of flue.
Mrs. Timberlake was one of the oldest residents of this
part of Colorado having come here with her husband
thirty-five years ago, settling at Holyoke. After
fifteen years residence there they moved to Sterling
where they since have resided.
The body was shipped to Sterling where burial services
were held at the Timberlake home, being conducted by
Rev. Rollin H. Ayres of the Methodist church. From
Sterling the body was taken Wednesday evening to Fort
Collins for interment, being accompanied by Mr.
Timberlake, Dr. A.F. Fell a brother, of Beatrice,
Nebraska; Mrs. L.E. Easten, a sister, and Mayor and Mrs.
Fred W. Stover of Fort Collins.
In expressing the deepest sympathy for the bereaved
relatives of this most estimable woman the Harvest
voices the feelings of the people and especially the
pioneers of all Northeastern Colorado.
March 18, 1920 Yuma Pioneer