Person:GAUSS, Charlotte (1879 - 1972)

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GAUSS, Charlotte (1879 - 1972)
Family(s): Gauss
Person ID (Link to genealogy): GED link doc.gif I326
Descendant of C. F. Gauss
Sex: F
Date born: 23 Aug 1879
Born in: Boonville, Missouri
Date died: 26 Dec 1972
Died in: Greeley, Colorado
Father: GAUSS, Oscar William (1842 - 1918)
Mother: GILL, Esther (1841 - 1929)
Spouse(s): Unmarried
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Religious affiliation(s): Presbyterian
Occupation(s): Educator, Illustrator, Writer
Fawcett book: GAUSS, Charlotte (1879 - 1972)
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Daughter of Oscar William Gauss and Esther Gill. Charlotte was a teacher and never married. She co-authored several childrens's books with her sister, Marianne.

From Bill Fawcett's book:

CHARLOTTE W. GAUSS was born on August 23, 1879 in Boonesville, Missouri to Oscar W. Gauss and Esther Gill. She accompanied her family to Boonesville (1877-87), Jefferson City (1887), and Kansas City (1901-07), Missouri; and finally Greeley, Colorado (1907-69+). Charlotte Gauss studied art in Chicago, San Francisco and New York. She married Henry ---- by 1925, but he soon died. Charlotte lived with her sisters, Louise and Marianne, at the family home in Greeley (1411 11th Avenue, 1907-1966 Directories) and taught art at Greeley High School (1916-27, The Spud, 14th Ave/15-16th St; Gauss 1982, Denver Post 2/7/1932). She then became a free-lance artist and illustrator. Charlotte illustrated many of the children wildlife books written by her sister, Marianne, during the 1920-30s. She sketched wildlife while they camped and hiked around Estes Park (Rocky Mountain National Park) during the summer, then finalized her art work with museum specimens or at the Denver Zoo. In 1967 she moved to 1201 8th Street (1967-69 Directories).


From A History of the Fawcetts and Related Families in America by William Bloys Fawcett. Used by permission of Dr. Fawcett.

This book was first published in 1996 and some of the information is quite dated. If you find errors or want to add updates, contact me, and I will add notes to the page.

Copyright © 1996, 2007 by William Bloys Fawcett, Jr. All rights reserved. No copies may be made of this document through any electronic, photocopying or other means without permission of the author.

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