Judge Chas N Thew headstone (Oakwood Cem)Judge Charles Nelson Thew was born 17 April 1865 [1] in Allegan to Joseph W and Sophia Adeline (Northrop) Thew.  From 1899 to 1902, Judge Thew served the county as Prosecuting Attorney [2] and as a delegate to the Michigan Constitutional Convention of 1907-08.[3]

Judge Thew was elected to the Allegan County Probate Court in 1924, serving on that bench from 1925 until his death on 6 June 1927.


  1. The censuses of 1870, 1880, 1900, and 1910 and his headstone in Allegan’s Oakwood Cemetery all give the birthyear as 1865, his 1893 marriage record says 1866, and political graveyard says 1867.
  2. http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/theaker-thom.html#151.14.91
  3. Constitutional Convention attendance rosters, Michigan Constitutions, 58.



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