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.