SIFFORD, Charlotte Elizabeth  1
- Born: 1 Dec 1888, Johnstonville, Lassen Co, CA 2
- Marriage (1): WINDER, Elbridge Lee  in Jan 1907-Sep 1907 in Fallon, Churchill Co, NV
- Marriage (2): BYER, Thomas  on 4 Jun 1932 in Fallon, Churchill Co, NV
- Died: 11 Apr 1962, Oakland, Alameda Co, CA at age 73 3 4
- Buried: Fallon Cemetery, Fallon, Churchill Co, NV
Cause of her death was Cancer.
Another name for Charlotte was SIFFORD, Lottie.
Churchill County Eagle, 6 Jun 1907:
A number of her friends gave Mrs. E. L. Winder a very pleasant surprise party at her home Tuesday night. The best of good cheer prevailed and everyone had a lovely time. --- Round Mountain Nugget.
The Fallon Eagle, 11 Jun 1932, 3:5 TOM BYER AND MRS. LOTTIE WINDER WERE MARRIED SATURDAY
The marriage of Tom Byer and Mrs. Lottie Winder was solemnized last Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Kaiser in the presence of Mr. and Mrs. William L. Winder, Bruce Byer, AuDene Stromer, Donald and Derryl Conrad, the latter two nephews of the bride from Susanville, and Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Kaiser, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. Stephen C. Thomas, pastor of the Methodist church.
Following the ceremony the wedding repast was served by Mrs. Kaiser, the dining room decorations being silver and gold. The bride was gowned in white satin and carried a bouquet of roses.
Both of the contracting parties are well known in Fallon, having resided in this community for a number of years. Mr. Byer formerly served as city councilman and was owner of the Byer Garage. Both have been active in community and lodge affairs and have many friends who wish them a happy and successful married life.
Mr. Byer is looking after a mining property in which he is interested near Newpass. Mrs. Byer expects for the present to continue in her position at the Sprouse Reitz store.
Letter to Ann Winder from Pete Winder:
I have lived my life knowing that I had first cousins in Michigan, and some memories of our being together as children at the Baxter's Flourspar Mine in Broken Hills, Nevada. One summer your mother, you and your brother, Bob, came to the mine, and I was there spending my month with my father, Nana and Tom. Tom was the foreman of the mine, Bill was one of the miners, and Nana cooked for the whole operation.
Churchill County Courier, 18 Apr 1962 GRAVESIDE SERVICES FOR MRS. TOM BYER
Mrs. Thomas Byer, a former well-known resident of Fallon, was laid to her last resting place Saturday. The Rev. Joseph Pritchard said the prayer at the commital in the Lee Winder family plot in the Masonic section of the Fallon Cemetery.
Mrs. Byer passed away in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, April 11. Memorial services were held Thursday at the Methodist Church of which she had been a long-time member, followed by cremation in Oakland.
As Charlotte Sifford, she was born in December 1, 1888 in Susanville, Calif. She married Lee Winder in Fallon, where they made their home. They were parents of two sons, Claude and William Winder. The latter died in 1961. The Winders made Fallon their home. Mr. Winder passed away in 1929.
In 1932 Charlotte was married to Thomas W. Byer. They lived here until after the end of World War II, then moved to Oakland, where Mr. Byer worked for the U.S. Government.
Mrs. Byer, a past matron of Myrtle Chapter OES of Fallon, is survived by her husband, one son, Dr. Claude Winder of Ann Arbor, Mich. Her son William died in 1961. THere are nine grandchildren, one of whom is the Rev. Francis Winder of Salt Lake City and three great grandchildren. There are also three sisters, Mrs. Drew Raker, Chico; Mrs. Ida Johnson, Sacramento, and Mrs. Pearl Wemple, Susanville, Falif., and one brother, Ben Sifford, Oakland.
Here for the last rites from out of town were Dr. Claude Winder of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Mrs. Drew Raker, Chico, Calif.; Dr. Francis Winder and his mother, Mrs. Rita Graham of Salt Lake City; Mr. and Mrs. B. Bronson of Chico, Calif.; and Mrs. Leslie Ceresola of Wadsworth.
The out of town people were guests at the homes of Mrs. Kate Winder and son George, and the Joe Solaeguis while in Fallon.
Noted events in her life were:
• Religion: Methodist.
• Residence, 1900, Washoe Co, NV. 5
• Residence: Oakland, Alameda Co, CA.
• Residence, Between 1910 and 1920, Churchill Co, NV. 6 7
Charlotte married Elbridge Lee WINDER , son of Levi Thomas WINDER  and Mary Elizabeth Jane MYERS , in Jan 1907-Sep 1907 in Fallon, Churchill Co, NV. (Elbridge Lee WINDER  was born on 13 Apr 1883 in Austin, Lander Co, NV, died on 20 Feb 1930 in Fallon, Churchill Co, NV 3 and was buried in Fallon Cemetery, Fallon, Churchill Co, NV.) The cause of his death was Self inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Could not find marriage certificate at Fallon Museum
Charlotte next married Thomas BYER  on 4 Jun 1932 in Fallon, Churchill Co, NV. (Thomas BYER  died in 1964 in Oakland, Alameda Co, CA.)