The following was submitted by Charles Kendall
So I was told --this is from my memory:
Charles Chilcote was raised by his mother (widowed and remarried) and stepfather, my grandparents, Rosswell and Azora Johnson, in a small community, White Cottage, Ohio. My mother, Martha Jane Johnson and her younger brother John J.Johnson were his half-siblings.
They attended a one room schoolhouse in White Cottage but when Charles demonstrated an artistic talent, he was removed from school at age 12 years, and "apprenticed out" to the Pottery Works (don't immediately remember the name; may have been "Weller's" ), as an assistant to several French Ceramic artists employed there.
Uncle Charlie learned ceramics, glazes, etc.
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