William Henry Roll

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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. --Laurence Binyon,"Ode of Remembrance"

I have gathered a posie of other men's flowers, and nothing but the string that binds them is mine own. --Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Documenting your family history is a lifelong pursuit, a task of pleasure and research that is never completely finished.

Not to know one's ancestors, is to be a tree without roots, a stream without a source. --Kung-fut-se

The wind whispers through the trees, recalling words and dreams and memories of those who left us long ago. --Unknown

St. Basil of Caesarea, born about 330 A.D., said, "A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love."


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Charlotte Lynn Mitchell

Spouse(s): Justin Lewis Giltner
Family tree: Charlotte Lynn Mitchell 1912-2000


When Charlotte Lynn Mitchell was born on August 8, 1912, in Houston, Texas, her father, Donald, was 30 and her mother, Helena, was 28. She married Harvey Luke Kimerly and they had two children together. She also married Justin Lewis Giltner. She died on October 12, 2000, in Leelanau County, Michigan, at the age of 88.

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Charlotte L. Giltner, of Grosse Point, Michigan, was a certified genealogist, she was married to Justin Giltner.

Source: Charlotte L. Giltner papers, 1870-1995. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 63272028

She was a painting student with Peppino Mangravite in 1931 at Sarah Lawrence College.

Source: Charlotte L. Giltner letters received from Peppino Mangravite, 1932-1936. WorldCat record id: 122502695

Leland library gets microfilm reader

LELAND - A microfilm reader is now available at the Leland Township Library to provide its patrons with a wide variety of materials now on microfilm.

Early records of births, deaths and marriages have been filmed in addition to catalogs, books, magazines and newspapers.

By acquisition of the reader, the new library is now able to offer genealogical and historical records to persons interested in their Leelanau County ancestors, a spokesman said.

Also available at the library on microfilm are census records dating back to 1840.

Genealogical records of pioneer Leelanau County families amounting to 19 volumes, compiled by Charlotte Giltner, a genealogist of Grosse Pointe and Leland, are presently on loan to the library.

The loan was made through the Leelanau Historical Society.

Source: Traverse City Record-Eagle, 24 Feb 1977, p. 6.

Housekeeper Guilty In Slaying
June 25, 1986

LELAND, MICH. — A housekeeper accused of killing her longtime employer with arsenic was convicted of involuntary manslaughter rather than first-degree murder by jurors who said the case needs further investigation. Karen Belknap also was convicted Monday in the nonfatal poisonings of the dead man`s wife and a neighbor. The prosecution charged Belknap, 33, killed Grosse Pointe Shores attorney Justin Giltner in 1982 by placing an arsenic-based ant syrup in his coffee. Charlotte Giltner also was poisoned, as was Sheila Keeble, a neighbor for whom Belknap worked.

Source: Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, June 25, 1986.

Charlotte studied painting and costume design at Sarah Lawrence College. "Tata" was the name Charlotte Mitchell Giltner used to sign her paintings.

Source: Leelanau Historical Society, Leland, Leelanau, Michigan, USA


Giltner, Charlotte L. John Concklin of Flushing, Long Island, and Rye, Then Conn., Now New York: A Tentative Compilation, manuscript 15 January 1990.

Giltner, Charlotte L. "Interpreting the 1790 Census." Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Magazine, Vol. 51, No. 3 (Spring 1988): 110, 112.

Giltner, Charlotte L. "Leelanau County death records, 1867-1887." Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Magazine, 1979-1980.

Giltner, Charlotte L. "Nathan Mitchell of New York State," Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Magazine, Number 30, Summer 1967, pp. 141-146.

Moore, Brenda K. Wolfgram. Name Index to the 1867-1887 Death Records of Leelanau County, Michigan. Kinseeker Publications, 1997, 38 pages. As the records in Leelanau County death records, 1867-1887 are in the order originally recorded, Brenda Wolfgram Moore has compiled an alphabetical index. From the Introduction: "The Leelanau County death records, 1867-1887, were transcribed by Charlotte L. Giltner and published in the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Magazine in 1979 and 1980. As the records are in the order recorded, Brenda Wolfgram Moore has compiled this alphabetical index."