1900 Polk Twp, Ray Co, MO. At census time Charles was 36 years old, wife Lucy was 33, and had been married 2 years. Lucy had born 4 children but only 3 still survived. Living with them were their son Charles, 8 months, and Lucy's two daughters, Stella V Ashby, 13, and Della M, 7.
1910 Same place. That year the census taker recored John C, 38, married 12 years to Lucy B, 43. Son Charles was 10, and others in the household were Ashby children: Stella, 23, Maud, 17, and Lucy's grandson, Melvin, 6.
Descendant researcher Anita Duncan said Charles was thrown from a horse, injuring his leg which never healed, probably due to, and certainly complicated by, diabetes.
His obituary in the newspaper said:
"Charles Van Gundy, aged 62 years, died yesterday near lawson, having been taken sick Tuesday afternoon, although he had been in failing health for some time. He was born in Iowa locating in this vicinityin 1892. A widow and one son, Charles survive. Rev. A. F. Dorrel conducts the funeral this afternoon at the Lawson Christian Church. Interment inthe Lawson Cemetery."