Charles T. Jewell was born 159 years ago – October 3, 1853 – in Schuyler County, Illinois. Charles was the son of Thomas W. Jewell and Zillah Ward. The family eventually moved to Fillmore County, Nebraska. Charles unfortunately died at the young age of 25. His siblings were Thomas T., Lucinda Amanda, Julia Miranda, John C. Eben Ward, Enoch Sumner, Elmer E. and Parkhurst Jewell.