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Collectors of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium
Information compiled by Carol Ann McCormick
Special thanks to Sarah Coates, Archivist, Edmon Low Library, Oklahoma State University

Charles Eugene Regnier
7 January 1877 – 16 August 1907

The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium has catalogued a single vascular plant specimen collected by C. E. Regnier.  It is possible that NCU curates additional specimens collected by him.  Dr. Mark Fishbein, the Curator of the Oklahoma State University Herbarium (OKLA), has not found any specimens collected by Regnier in that collection.6 

According to the 1880 Census, Charles Eugene Regnier was the son of Eugene and Emma Regnier in Parker Township, Montgomery County, Kansas.  In addition to Charles, the family included older siblings Anna, Emma, and Louisa, and younger sister, Ida.1  By the time Charles departed for college, the family was living in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.

Charles Eugene Regnier graduated from Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Oklahoma State University) in 1899 with a degree in Science & Literature.  According to Sarah Coates, Archivist, Edmon Low Library of Oklahoma State University, in 1899 the College offered degrees in Agriculture, Science & Literature, Commerce, Domestic Science and Engineering.  The specimen NCU curates, Lespedeza capitata, was collected from his hometown, Pawhuska, Oklahoma in 1896, so it seems likely Mr. Regnier collected it for a botany course during his undergraduate studies.  Oklahoma State University now curates the “C. E. Regnier Collection of Oklahoma A & M College Textbooks,” and among those is “Elements of Botany” by J. Y. Bergen, A. M. 2

The 1900 Census lists Regnier as living in Stillwater, Oklahoma and his profession as “Bank Clerk.”5  In 1901 he was employed with the National Bank of Commerce.7  In 1902 he was a bank cashier in Okmulgee, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma).8  In 1904, he was employed at Merchants’ National Bank in Fort Smith, Arkansas.9  Regnier returned to Okmulgee in 1905 as a cashier at Okmulgee National Bank.10  Charles Regnier married Lula M. Burdick in Payne County, Oklahoma on 20 June, 1906.  He died the following year (16 August, 1907) and was buried in Fairlawn Cemetery in Stillwater, Oklahoma.3,4


1.  Year:  1880; Census Place:  Farmer, Montgomery, Kansas; Roll:   390; Family History Film:  1254390; Page:  308C; Enumeration District:  158.  Source Information: and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line].  Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc. 2010.  Original data:  Tenth Census of the United States, 1880.  (NARA microfilm publication T9,1,454 rolls).  Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29.  National Archives, Washington, DC..
2.  C. E. Regnier Collection of Oklahoma A&M Textbooks.  Accessed on 2 November, 2017.
3.  Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995 [database on-line].  Lehi, UT, USA: Operation, Inc., 2016.  Original data:  Marriage Records.  Oklahoma Marriages.  FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, UT.
4.  Find A Grave Memorial #11932271.  Accessed on 2 November, 2017.
5.  Year:  1900; Census Place:  Stillwater, Payne, Oklahoma; Roll: 1341; Page:  33A; Enumeration District:  0190; FHL microfilm:  1241341.  Source:  1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line].  Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc. 2004.  Original data:  United States of America, Bureau of the Census.  Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900.  Washington, D.C.:  National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.
6.  Personal communication, email from Dr. Mark Fishbein to Carol Ann McCormick, 2 November 2017.
7.  The College Paper, 1901-02-01, Oklahoma A&M College, Volume 5, no. 8, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
8.  The College Paper, 1902-06-01, Oklahoma A&M College, Volume 7, no. 3, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
9.  The College Paper, 1904-11-01, Oklahoma A& M College, Volume 9, no. 3, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
10.  The College Paper, 1905-06-01, Oklahoma A&M College, Volume 9, no. 8, Stillwater, Oklahoma.


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Last Updated: 2 November 2017