Charles Isaac Rector (my great grandfather), was born 20 Jan., 1866 to Thornton Rector and Gillian Ann Browning. He married first Etta Ann Richardson in Lewisburg, KY. Etta died at 19 years of age. One daughter, Ruth, was born to this union. Secondly, he married Emma Jane Bynum, my great grandmother, in 1910 at Texmo, Roger Mills Co., Oklahoma. Eight children were born to this marriage: Oscar, Robert Earl (my grandfather), J.D., Charles, Jese Myrtle, Bernice, Ann, and infant daughter (died).
A slice of his life is beautifully depicted in the following six page letter written by his daughter, Bernice Rector Heinenon, in June of 2000. Click on each page to enlarge.