Today would have been my dear ole Dad's 80th birthday, so I thought I'd present a brief biography about Charlie LaFever in pictures (click on each image to see a larger version of it).
Ironically, though he lived in Bovina all his life, he was not born there. Dad was born in Delhi on August 27, 1931, at the Delhi Hospital, at that time located on Franklin Street. He was the first member of his family to have been born in a hospital.
This picture was a surprise when I found it - it's the only photograph that I've found of my dad with his great grandfather Burns. Left to right: Howard LaFever (his brother); Alex Burns (about aged 84 in this photo); John Burns (Alex's son and the father of Agnes Burns); my dad; and the man holding him is his father Ben LaFever.
One of those Bovina boys--industrious--goes out for rifle club--pleasant--D.A.'s Einstein--pretty fair shot--gun or firecrackers.
Slice Rule Club (3); Cross Country (3); Junior Play; Rifle Club (4)
As Town Supervisor, Dad also served on the County Board of Supervisors. He was chair of the public works committee for many years and was Vice Chairman of the board later in his term and at his retirement. He was instrumental in the development of the county's state of the art co-composting facility, which opened in 2005.