General Charles Pearson
United States of America
Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States of America


Published: The Charleston Daily Mail, Friday, March 19, 1943

A stroke suffered two weeks ago caused the death Friday at 3 a.m. in St. Francis Hospital of Charles Pearson Trask, widely known West Virginia sportsman and former insurance executive. Mr. Trask, 63 years old, resided at 329 Hawthorne Rd.

Mr. Trask came to Charleston 15 years ago as state manager of the Lincoln Life Insurance Co. For many years he served as vice president in charge of agents with the George Washington Life Insurance Co. and later as state manager of the Pilot Life Insurance Co. A year ago he joined the General Machinery Ordnance Corp. staff in South Charleston as expediter, a position he held at the time of his death.

He was born April 10, 1878 at Fall River, Mass., the son of William Arnold and Cleo Trask. When a small boy the family moved to Burlington, Vermont, where Mr. Trask received his education. He married Miss Mary Hoefer, who survives, in Burlington in 1902 and they moved to Indianapolis in 1906, coming on to Charleston 15 years ago.

Mr. Trask was an ardent sportsman, participating in varied recreational pursuits. His favorite pastimes were tennis playing and ice skating. But he was also known widely as as a hunter, fisherman and golfer. He was one of the founders of Ice Sports, Inc. of Charleston, which closed shortly after the war started.

The body was remove to the Bartlett mortuary. Pallbearers will be J. W. Garrett, R. I. Sullivan, M. M. Wickline, Robert G. Skinner, Hubert H. Kidd and D. W. Stubblefield.

A funeral mass will be sung Saturday at 10 a.m. by Father Cuthbert at St. Anthony's church, Sixth and Russell streets. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park.


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