Born: Ju­ly 15, 1860, Pa­ris, Il­li­nois.

Died: Sep­tem­ber 17, 1952, In­di­an­a­po­lis, In­di­a­na.

Buried: Spring Grove Ce­me­te­ry, Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio.



Charles was the son of Au­gus­tus Fill­more and Han­nah Ma­ria Lock­wood, and bro­ther of James and Fred­er­ick Fill­more.

He won a mu­sic scho­lar­ship at the Cin­cin­na­ti Col­lege of Mu­sic, and af­ter­ward for a year at Bath Se­mi­na­ry in Ow­ings­ville, Ken­tuc­ky.

He then tra­veled for about a year and taught sing­ing class­es in var­i­ous parts of Am­er­i­ca. Later, he took ad­di­tion­al mu­sic stu­dies in Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio. He stu­died for the min­is­try at But­ler Un­i­ver­si­ty in In­di­an­a­po­lis, In­di­a­na, gra­du­at­ing in 1890.

He served in La­fay­ette, In­di­a­na; Shel­by­ville, In­di­a­na; Og­den, Ut­ah, where he was State Ev­an­gel­ist for a year; Pe­ru, In­di­a­na; Car­thage, Ohio; and Hill­side Church, In­di­an­a­po­lis.

He was one of the ed­it­ors of the tem­per­ance pa­per Clean Po­li­tics, and of The Mu­sic­al Mes­sen­ger. He wrote sev­er­al hun­dred Gos­pel songs in his life­time.