Charles Brooks Tainter
b. circa 17 March 1852, d. 25 December 1929
- Father: Thomas Parsons Tainter b. 20 July 1825, d. circa 27 April 1864
- Mother: Josephine Caroline Brooks b. circa 1835, d. 23 February 1915
- Charles Brooks Tainter was born circa 17 March 1852 in Florida.
- Thomas Parsons Tainter and Josephine Caroline Brooks appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida. Other members of the household included Charles Brooks Tainter, Alice D. Tainter and Josephine Mitchell Tainter.
- An advertisement published in the 27 July and 30 November 1878 issues of The Commercial & Financial Chronicle (published weekly in New York) names Waldron & Tainter as successors to Nourse & Brooks.
- He married Susan Dodge Curtis, daughter of Rebecca A. Dodge, on 23 October 1878 in Kings County, New York.
- Waldron & Tainter is listed in Wilson's New York City Copartnership Directory for 1879: Waldron & Tainter (Alfred Waldron & Charles B. Tainter) 97 Pearl & 60 Stone.
- The following appeared on 21 July 1882 in the New York Tribune: The first bale of new Georgia cotton was sold at the Cotton Exchange yesterday, Waldron & Taintor being the purchasers, at 15 cents a pound. It was raised in Baker County, Georgia, and graded "barely middling." The market price of the same grade of cotton yesterday was 12-1/2 cents a pound.
- The following appeared on 9 August 1884 in The New York Herald: Cotton.-- The season of "first bales" has opened. Today Messrs. Waldron & Taintor received the very first from Butler & Stevens, Savannah, Ga. The cotton was raised in Baker county on the plantation of Primus Jones. Quality strictly good ordinary. The cotton was auctioned by J. H. Draper & Co. and knocked down to George W. Bailey at 10-1/8c. The buyer will ship the cotton to Europe. The Savannah Cotton Exchange certifies to the newness of the cotton. The market to-day opened weak on unfavorable foreign news. The Liverpool market weak and the Manchester market dull for yarns and cloths. There was subsequently a reaction on covering by the shorts, but not much activity. The market closed barely steady. . .
- The following appeared on 28 July 1889 in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle: At the opening of the market in the Cotton Exchange yesterday, the failure of Charles B. Tainter, was posted. His liabilities are small and his inability to meet his obligations is attributed to the recent stagnation of the market. Mr. Tainter is well known in commercial circles, and has been a member of the Cotton and Consolidated exchanges for a number of years. He had no contracts open on the Consolidated Exchange.
- Charles Brooks Tainter and Susan Dodge Curtis appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, at 161 Congress Street. Other members of the household included Carlton B. Tainter and Margerie Tainter.
- He was a merchant, according to the 1900 census.
- Charles Brooks Tainter and Susan Dodge Curtis appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, at 161 Congress Street. Other members of the household included Josephine Caroline Brooks. There was one boarder in the household.
- He was self employed as an exchange broker, according to the 1910 census.
- The following appeared on 25 April 1915 in The New York Times: (Morristown, N.J., April 24) Portraits in oil of George and Martha Washington from the brush of Gilbert Stuart, the famous Continental artist, are disposed of in the will of Mrs. Josephine C. Tainter, which was offered for probate today. They are bequeathed to her son, Frank S. Tainter, of Far Hills. The value of the paintings is not set forth in the will, but it is known that they are worth many thousands of dollars, and numerous high offers had been made for them.
Mrs. Tainter's personal effects will be divided among her three children, the others being Charles B. Tainter of Brooklyn and Mrs. Alice D. Abell of this city.
- Carlton B. Tainter and Georgia A. Westall appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Richmond, Virginia, at 2120 West Grace Street. Other members of the household included Charles Brooks Tainter, Susan Dodge Curtis.
- He was a night clerk in a hotel, according to the 1920 census.
- Charles Brooks Tainter died on 25 December 1929 in Morris County, New Jersey.
- He was interred at Evergreen Cemetery, Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey.
- Last Edited: 6 Dec 2010