CHARLES EDWARD FOULKE, an old
resident and worthy representative of Bucks county, Pennsylvania, was there born in
Richland Center in 1845, the son of Hugh and Sarah (ROBERTS) FOULKE.
Mention of the ancestral history of Mr. FOULKE is made in the preceding
sketch of his brother, William Henry FOULKE. Charles obtained his
education in the Rockridge public school, continuing there until he was eighteen years of
age. He then engaged in assisting with the home farm work, and later spent six months in
Quakertown with Mr. Richard MOORE. He subsequently purchased the
home farm in partnership with his brother William, and in the spring of 1891 purchased his
brother's interest, and has since continued alone in the conduct of the farm. Mr. FOULKE
is one of the progressive farmers of the county, his farm comprising one hundred and seven
acres of mostly improved land. In politics Mr. FOULKE is a strong
advocate of the principles of the Republican party, has always taken a lively interest in
local affairs, and has served as committeeman of his township. He and his wife are members
of the Society of Friends of Quakertown Meeting.
In 1870 he was united in marriage to Miss Anna HOYCOCK,
daughter of Warner and Alice (SINGLEY) HOYCOCK, farmers of White Marsh
township, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania. The following named children were born to Mr.
and Mrs. FOULKE: I. Linford, born December 21, 1872, married, June 6,
1900, Miss Mary C. GERHART, daughter of Edward and Caroline (LEWIS)
GERHART; Linford FOULKE, lives at Quakertown, is carrier of U.
S. mails, rural free delivery, and a dealer in agricultural implements, wagons and
farmers' supplies; 2. Joseph, born August 27, 1874, married Miss Katharine, daughter of
William and Elizabeth NEANAN, of Richland; he lives in Quakertown,
Pennsylvania, and is a carpenter for J. W. Stoneback; 3. Herbert Theophalus, born
September 17, 1875, lives at home and assists his father on the farm; unmarried; 4. Oschar
Clifford, born January 20, 1878, married January 1, 1904, Martha, daughter of Peter and
Sarah (WEAVER) SMITH; lives at Quakertown, Pennsylvania; stove moulder
for Roberts, Winner and Company. 5. Chester A. FOULKE, born August 25,
1881, lives at home, unmarried, and is a weaver in the Quakertown silk mill.
Text taken from page 92 of: Davis, William W. H.,
A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis
Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III
Transcribed JULY 2000 by GRACE T. BURTON of
EAGLEVILLE, PA as part of the Bucks Co., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html
Published August 2000 on the Bucks county, Pa.,
USGenWeb pages at www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/