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Charles Earle Funk

Charles Earle Funk, American editor, lexicographer. Member Zeta Psi.; Mason.

Background

  • Funk, Charles Earle was born on April 4, 1881 in Springfield, Ohio, United States. Son of Benjamin F. and Cynthia (Layton) Funk.

  • Education

    • Student New York University, 1899-1902. Bachelor of Science, University of Colorado, 1904. Doctor of Letters, Wittenberg College, 1937.

    Career

    • Engineer, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Oregon, 1904-1911, associate editor The Engineering Magazine, 1911-1915, managing editor, 1915-1917. Editor and secretary Industrial Extension Institute, 1916-1922. Associate editor New Standard Dictionary and abridgments, 1921-1927, 1931-1938, editor, 1939-1947.

      Associate editor Lexicographer’s Easy Chair, 1931-1937. Associate editor New Standard Encyclopedia, 1931, New International Year Books, 1932-1938, editor, 1939-1947. Consultant editor, Funk & Wagnalls Company, since 1947.

      Radio quiz program Say It with Words, Mutual network, 1938. Syndicated column, Power with Words, 1951-1953. Interim speech consultant C.B.S., 1950-1951.

      Compiler: (with L. A. Leslie) 25,000 Words Spelled, Divided, and Accented, 1935. Author: What’s the Name, Please?, 1936. A Hog on Ice, and Other Sayings, 1948.

      Thereby Hangs a Tale, 1950. Heavens to Betsy, and Other Savings, 1955. Horsefeathers, 1958. Editor: (with Doctor Frank H. Vizetelly) New Comprehensive Standard Dictionary, 1937.

      Editor Standard Junior Dictionary, 1939. New Practical Standard Dictionary, 1946. New College Standard Dictionary, 1947.

    Works

    • Author: What’s the Name, Please?, 1936. A Hog on Ice, and Other Sayings, 1948. Thereby Hangs a Tale, 1950.

      Heavens to Betsy, and Other Savings, 1955. Horsefeathers, 1958. Editor: (with Doctor Frank H. Vizetelly) New Comprehensive Standard Dictionary, 1937. Editor Standard Junior Dictionary, 1939.

      New Practical Standard Dictionary, 1946. New College Standard Dictionary, 1947.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Conglist

    Membership

    Member Zeta Psi.; Mason. Clubs: Rotary, Mount Dora Bowling.

    Connections

    • Married Beulah Messinger Johnson, October 23, 1912. Children: Charles Earle, John Capron, Marion Elizabeth (Mistress.
    • father: Benjamin F. Funk
    • mother: Cynthia (Layton) Funk
    • spouse: Beulah Messinger Johnson
    • children: Charles Earle Funk
    • John Capron Funk
    • Marion Elizabeth (Mrs Funk
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    Died April 16, 1957
    (aged 76)
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