Ju­ly 15, 1860, Pa­ris, Il­li­nois.

Sep­tem­ber 17, 1952, In­di­an­a­po­lis, In­di­a­na.

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.

  1. Abide in Me, True and Li­ving Vine
  2. Are You Rea­dy for the Judg­ment Day?
  3. Are You Serv­ing Christ the Lord?
  4. Behold, I Stand at Your Door and Knock
  5. Behold the Birds That Fly
  6. Books Will All Be Opened!, The
  7. Brighter Days Are Com­ing
  8. Father, While We Come to Thee
  9. Following Je­sus Day by Day
  10. Go with Me to Geth­se­ma­ne
  11. God Has Giv­en You Ta­lents, My Bro­ther
  12. God Is Love the Gen­tle Breeze
  13. God, We Know, Will Sure­ly Hear Lit­tle Child­ren
  14. Gospel Feast Is Spread, The
  15. Greatest Name, The
  16. Have You Heard the Old­en Sto­ry?
  17. Help Us, O Lord, to Trust in Thee
  18. I Am Dream­ing To­night of the Days Gone By
  19. I Love Thine Ev­ery Hill and Vale
  20. I Was Glad and My Heart Did Re­joice
  21. I Will
  22. In the Vine­yard of the Mas­ter
  23. I’ve Read of a Won­der­ful Land
  24. Jesus Is a Lov­ing Shep­herd
  25. Jesus Is Call­ing
  26. Love of My Heart, The
  27. Make Some Oth­er Heart Re­joice
  28. Mother Dear, I’ve Been Think­ing Much of You To­day
  29. Mother, Pray­ing for Your Way­ward Boy
  30. My Jesus, I Love Thee
  31. My Sav­ior
  32. My Shep­herd
  33. Now Is the Time to Ac­cept the Lord
  34. Remember Thee, Can I For­get
  35. Remember Thy Cre­at­or
  36. Ring the Christ­mas Bells Again
  37. Since I Have Found the Sav­ior
  38. Sowing and Reap­ing
  39. Suffer the Child­ren to Come to Me
  40. Tell Mo­ther I’ll Be There
  41. There Is a Way, a Nar­row Way
  42. This World Has Many Bur­dened Souls
  43. This World Is Full of Pret­ty Flow­ers
  44. Time Or­dained of God, The
  45. We Are Vol­un­teers in a Youth­ful Band
  46. We Have Tak­en Christ Je­sus as Mas­ter and Lord
  47. We Need Thy Pre­sence, Lord
  48. We’re in a Fight We Know Is Right
  49. What a Stream of Crime and Woe
  50. What Is the Song of the Hea­ven­ly Host?
  51. When I Awak­en in the Morn­ing
  52. When the Foes Op­pressed God’s Peo­ple
  53. When Thy Bur­den Is Too Great to Bear
  1. Look Above