Hybridizer Charles Applegate (1930-2013)
Perryville, Ohio, USA
PERRYSVILLE: Charles V. Applegate, 82, died early Friday morning, July 5, 2013 in MedCentral Hospital of Mansfield. He was born October 5, 1930 in Perrysville and was the son of the late Russell and Geneive (Guthrie) Applegate. Charles was a 1948 graduate of Perrysville High School, and had a Master's Degree in Theater from DePaul University in Chicago as well as a Master's Degree in Arts from Bob Jones University of Greenville, NC. He worked in the Make-Up and Film Production departments and portrayed Matthew Brady, the Civil War photographer, in the film "Red Runs the River". Charles was a US Army
veteran serving as a Chaplain's Assistant while stationed in Germany from 1948 until 1952. He was a member and organist for the Loudonville Baptist Temple.
Charles spent his summers working at Kingwood Center until becoming a full-time employee during the '60's. His Kingwood years developed his passion for plants, in particular, hybridized daylilies, reblooming iris, daffodils, and hostas. He loved the staff and his 'special volunteers' at Kingwood.
Border Bearded: 'Belleek Pastel'
Tall Bearded: 'Autumn Evening'
, 'Dark Vintage'
, 'Lothario Again'
, 'Orchid Cloud'
, 'Royal Encore'
, 'Royal Summer'
, 'Sweet Summer'
, 'Touch Of Spring'
-- Main.RPries - 2012-05-18