Representative Charles H. Wallace View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 3/12/1935
Birth Place: Manlius, NY
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
House: 38 (1919)
Home County: Howard
Charles H. Wallace
Howard County


MR. SPEAKER: Your committee appointed to prepare suitable resolutions, commemorating the life and service of the Honorable Charles H. Wallace, late of Howard county, beg leave to submit the following memorial:

Charles H. Wallace was born in Manlius, Onondaga county, New York, November 15, 1858, and passed away at the family residence in the village of Saratoga, March 12, 1935.

When Mr. Wallace was eleven years old, his mother died and shortly after that he came with his father, Henry Wallace, to Iowa and settled on the farm in Saratoga township which has ever since been known as the Wallace homestead. His start in education was obtained in the local country schools, which proved to be sufficient start for a splendid mental development.

He was married to Delia M. Miller on November 15, 1881, and to this union were born two children, Grace H., who passed on at the age of eighteen years, and Frank M. Wallace. He is survived by his wife, his son, Frank, his daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren, Arthur and Mildred Wallace.

In 1901 he united with the Congregational church of Saratoga and for several years was the superintendent of the Sunday School. He was also a member of the Masonic Order.

Most of Mr. Wallace’s life was spent in farming on the old homestead. After turning the active management of the farm over to his son, be built a comfortable home in the friendly village of Saratoga where he continued to live until the final summons came.

He served as county supervisor from the third district of Howard county for nine years, and during those years carefully guarded the interests of the people of the county. He took a special interest in government—local, state, and national, and by constant study kept very conversant with the everchanging governmental problems.

He was Howard county’s representative in the Thirty-eighth General Assembly and here, as in other tasks be undertook, he rendered faithful, conscientious and valuable service which endeared him to the home people, and won the confidence and admiration of his colleagues.

He was truly a worthy friend and neighbor.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Forty-sixth General Assembly, That the foregoing memorial be adopted as its appreciation of the life and character and public service of the Honorable Charles H. Wallace.

Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the records of this House, and that the Chief Clerk be instructed to send an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.





Unanimously adopted, April 18, 1935.