CHARLES S. ALBRIGHT, embalmer and undertaker of Winchester, is a native of Darke county, Ohio, and was born December 19, 1863; he is a son of Henderson L. and Catherine (Leedy) Albright. Henderson L. was a son of Simpson and Mary (Snowderly) Albright, natives of Germany; Mrs. Catherine Albright was born in Darke county, Ohio.
Henderson L. answered the call for 100 day men in the early part of the late war, and after his return engaged in farming until 1886, and then in undertaking, under the firm name of Ford & Albright, until 1887, when he retired to private life. His family consisted of the following children: Fremont, William D., Winfield S. and Charles S., and they also reared a girl, Lizzie Morris, now the wife of William D. Albright. Mr. Albright has been very liberal in his donations to church and school, and especially so in regard to Ottoman University.
Charles S. Albright was reared a farmer in Darke county and received a very liberal education, but by overstudy was obliged to relinquish his books and engage in business. In 1887 he began the study of embalming and funeral directorship under Curtis, of Greeneville, Ohio, for a short time and then with Gross & Son, at Springfield. He then went into partnership with Peter Myers, but soon parted with him and came to Winchester in October, 1889. He holds a diploma from Clark's school of Indiana, dated May, 1889, and later he received a diploma from the United States college of Embalming, of New York city, and on coming here engaged in business under the firm name of Albright Bros. The firm carry a full line of caskets, robes, etc., and have three hearses and a funeral car, and are thus fully equipped for all demands for their services.
October 6, 1889, Mr. Albright was married in Preble county, Ohio, to Miss Edna Huddle, a daughter of Noah and Mary (Seitz) Huddle, born August 7, 1867. One child, Earle, has been born to this union. The parents are members of the United Brethren church, and in politics he is a republican. Under her husband's able instructions. Mrs. Albright has also become an expert in embalming and undertaking. Mr. Albright is of an enterprising spirit, and takes great interest in all movements that have for their object the advancement of the city of Winchester.
A PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF DELAWARE AND RANDOLPH COUNTIES, IND., A.W. Bowen & Co., 1894