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Charles Augustus VAUGHAN
Charles Augustus Vaughan, second child of George Pike Vaughan (6), born at Shoreham, Vermont, August 19, 1847. His education was acquired in the common schools and academy of Thetford, Vermont, whither his parents removed during the early years of his life, and at the age of fifteen he left school to work on the farm with his father. Three years later he came to Worcester, Massachusetts, to learn the trade of carpenter, of H. & A. Palmer, for whom he worked ten years. In 1875 he started in business for himself as carpenter and builder, and has since been engaged successfully in this business. Among the many fine residences and buildings that he has built are the following: L. D. Thayer's residence, Main street; Gilbert Harrington's, Main street; T. B. Brown's and Henry Taylor's, Richards street; William H. Sawyerls, Lincoln street; Fred S. Taylor's, Institute road; John D. Baldwin's, Cedar street; George F. Blake's; Judge William T. Forbe's, Trowbridge road; George Moore's; George Heywood's, Gardner, Massachusetts; Andrew J. Bates's, Webster, Massachusetts ; Mr. Sibley's country house, Spencer, Massachusetts; Mann Brothers', Leicester; The Armsby Block, Main street, Worcester; Whitinsville public school; a number of churches in Worcester county.

Mr. Vaughan was for two years president of the Builders' Exchange, of Worcester. He has been active in public affairs in Worcester and prominent in public life. He is a leading Republican, serving the city in the board of aldermen in 1899, 1900-01-02, from Ward one. He is an active member of Union Church, was a member of the building committee, and has been a trustee since 1897. He is a member of the Worcester Board of Trade and of the Vermont Association; a trustee of the Worcester County Mechanics' Association; a director of the Young Men's Christian Association and director of the Merchants' and Farmers' Insurance Company of Worcester. He married (first) October 6, 1869, Ann E. Morse, daughter of Willis and Maria M. Morse, of Southbridge, Massachusetts, a descendant of Samuel Morse, one of the pioneer settlers of Massachusetts, and one of the leading families. She died December 19, 1889. He married (second) September 19, 1896, Adele Fairbanks, daughter of William H. and Ellen (Williams) Fairbanks, of Holden, Massachusetts. She is a descendant of Jonathan Fairbanks, of Dedham, the progenitor of all of that name in this country.

The children of Charles Augustus and Ann E. Vaughan were:
1. Charles Albert, born October 7, 1871; now a resident of Minneapolis, Minnesota, of the firm of Bull & Vaughan, builders and contractors ; he was a corporal in Company C, Light Infantry, of Worcester, and served in the Spanish war, in Cuba; married, in 1900, Isabella Cundall, of Worcester, and they have had two children:
Isabel and
Edward Cundall Vaughan.
2. Robert Henry, born October 27, 1876; married. 1899, Elizabeth Cundall, sister of Isabella (Cundall) Vaughan, and they have four children:
Charles Augustus, born October 3, 1900;
Jessie, born August 7, 1902;
Marian, born October 29, 1904;
Willard Cundall, born January, 1906.
3. Louis Edgar, born March 9, 1880, graduate of the Boston Technical school.
4. Ralph Donald, born January 28, 1884; student at Cornell University, class of 1907, making a specialty of architectural engineering.
5. Catherine May, born May 24, 1887. The children of Charles Augustus and Adele (Fairbanks) Vaughan were:
6. George Fairbanks, born January 30, 1897.
7. Margaret, born July 16, 1902.
8. Barbara, born August 21, 1904.


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