In North Carolina, Charles worked in his father's store and was once postmaster in Giddensville.
By 1891, Charles was in New York City where he delivered milk. He married Mary Lucy Glynn, my great-grandmother in Manhattan on March 31, 1891.
By October of 1891, the Giddens family was living in Crew, Virginia where he owned or co-owned a dry goods and shoe store.
By 1952, Charles was retired and living in Sedalia, Missouri where he died at the age of 92.
Charles was preceded in death by his children Elizabeth, Warren, Florence, John, and Georgie. Edith, my grandmother, was living in New York and his son Charles lived in Florida. Mrs. Roy Wilhite was his step-daughter - Margarette Rosenburger Wilhite.