In 1930, Charles Bristol passed away. As shown in the following obituary, he was a long-time businessman in Fowlerville.
Charles H. Bristol Passed Away Monday~~Had Been in Business in Fowlerville for the Past Thirty-Five Years~~Death claimed another business man of Fowlerville Monday morning when Charles Bristol succumbed to an attack of pneumonia after a short illness. He had not been in good health for some time and his weakened condition made him an easy prey to the attack.Mr. Bristol was the oldest child of Mr. and Mrs Levi and Ellen Bristol, born September 4, 1856 and was 64 years old when claimed by death. He has lived in Fowlerville all his life and been engaged in business about thirty-five years.
When still a young man, he was associated with Mr. Rathbun as a partner in the grocery business. Later he was with Mr. Hamilton in the general merchandise business and about twelve years ago started in business for himself in a variety store which he conducted up to the time of his death.
Mr. Bristol was united in marriage to Miss Mayme Wint of Williamston on November 6, 1895, and is survived by his widow, a brother Will Bristol and a sister, Mrs. Cleve Copeland, all of Fowlerville. Also a nephew, Donald Lockwood, who has made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Bristol for several years and who is attending Michigan State college.
Funeral services will be conducted at the local Methodist Episcopal church by the Masonic lodge, of which order he was a member, Thursday at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. A.B. Sutcliffe preaching the sermon and internment will be made in Greenwood cemetery.
The business places of Fowlerville will be closed Thursday from 2:30 to 3:30 while the funeral is in progress. Mr. Bristol leaves many friends who mourn with the relatives in his departure.
The Bristol Variety store was located on North Grand River, about where Olden Days now resides.