Cantine, Judge Charles Freeman

Cantine, Judge Charles Freeman

Male 1858 - 1912  (~ 53 years)

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  • Name Cantine, Charles Freeman  [1, 2, 3
    Prefix Judge 
    Born Nov 1858  Saugerties, Ulster, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Jul 1912  Kingston, Ulster, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried 16 Jul 1912  Kingston, Ulster, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I36382  Sackett
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2013 

    Family Post, Mary Eleanor,   b. 23 May 1862, Fireplace, Suffolk, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1939, Bellport, Suffolk County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 2 Sep 1893  [1, 2, 3
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2013 
    Family ID F12473  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Nov 1858 - Saugerties, Ulster, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Jul 1912 - Kingston, Ulster, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Jul 1912 - Kingston, Ulster, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • «i»The History of Ulster County, New York«/i»; Volume 2; Edited by Alphonso t. Clearwater, LL.D.; Published by W. J. Van Deusen; KIngston, New York; 1907
      P. 566 The County of Ulster
      CHARLES F. CANTINE - Judge Charles F. Cantine, eldest son of Peter and Sarah A. (Starin) Cantine, was born at Saugerties, November 4, 1858. He received his prepatoratory education at Saugerties Academy and graduated from Rutgers College in 1880. He then entered Columbia Law School, and n May, 1882, was admitted to the bar at Ithaca, N. Y. In the same year he opened an office in Rondout and began practice as a member of the firm of P. & C. F. Cantine. In 1892 and 1893 he was a member of the Republican State Committee and was chariman of the Repuplican County Committee of Ulster Cournty during 1893 and 1894. In November, 1895, he was elected district attorney, holding the office nine years. In 1904 he was elected judge of Ulster County, and in administering the duties of his present office he has demonstrated his ability as a learned and impartial arbiter of the law.
      He was married December 21, 1882, to Mary C. Sheffield, of Saugerties. She died February 27, 1889, leaving a daughter, Agnes L. September 1, 1893, he married Mary E., daughter of James Post, of Brookhaven, N. Y.
      Judge Cantine is a direct descendant of Moses Cantine, the Huguenot, who married Elizabeth Deyo and New Paltz in 1691. Peter Cantine, father of our subject, was the eldest of the family, representing the sixth generation. He was born in the town of Margletown, Ulster County, in 1831. At the age of twenty-one he began the study of law, and was admitted to the bar in 1855. He began practice in the villageo f Saugerties and was eminently successful as an attorney and counsellor-at-law. He was admitted to practice in the District and Circuit Courts as well as the Supreme Court of the United States, and obtained favorable decisions in some of the most intircate and important litigations in Ulster County and on appealt to the appllate courts. In his death, which occurred December 21, 1900, the bar and county lost a man of sterling worth.
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      «i»Proceedings of the New York State Historical Association; The Thirteenth Annual Meeting, with Constitution, By-laws and List of Members«/i»; Volume 11; Published by the New York State Historical Association; 1912
      pgs. 291-293
      Charles Freeman Cantine; Died July 14, 1912
      [Same information as found in the article above down to his marriage to Mary E. Post]
      His wife and daughter survive him
      He was a trustee of the New York State Historical Association, the Kingston City Library, Kingston Academy and the Industrial Home of Kingston; vice-president of the Kingston Club, member of the University and Manhattan Clubs of New York, Saugerties Club, Winnisook Club, Rondout Club, Twaalfskill Club, Ulster County Bar Association, State Charities Aid Association, Holland Society of New York, Sons of the American Revolution, Huguenot society of America, Rondout Lodge, No. 343, Free and Accepted Masons, and the First Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston.
      Mere Dates and names do not record the story of his busy and useful life. He was public spririted, kind hearted and gentle. He spent his time in investigating cases brought to his attention as District Attorney, and County Judge, as Trustee of the INdustrial Home and in his capacity as a private citizen, and day after day in each succeeding year was spent by him in trying to alleviate the contition of the unfortuante, especially children whose parents were incapable or unwilling to care for them properly. He possessed a keen sense of Justice, was uniformly fair and impartial, and as a jurist at the bar or on the bench he los sight of personalities in his search for the truth and the application of pronciple, both legal and moral. His simplicity and modesty were memarkable. He had old-fashione ideas regarding honesty and morality, and in a quiet and unobstrusive way he instilled these ideas into others mst effectively.
      Judge Cantne was a deep student of history; he sought the facts that he might analyze them, and in historical as well as in all other matters his constant desire was to reach the truth. His historiacal addresses were broad and comprehensive, filled with fact, and through his clear and logical analysiss of the motives that prompted the actions of the people, they possessed a human interest equal to the most fascinatng fiction.
      His sincerity, his integrity, his ability were unquestioned; he possed public confidence and never abused it. He was loyal to friends, but he was first loyal to truth and what he believed was right.
      His funeral, held from the First Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, July 16, was the most largely attended of any man who ever lived in Ulster county.

  • Sources 
    1. [S258] World Connect Database, db=hamlet001 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S932] Obituary: James Howell Post.

    3. [S930] Richard Jones: James Post Descendants.

    4. [S954] 1900 U.S. Census, Age 41, b. Nov., 1858 (Reliability: 3).


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