Charles K. Corsaut, of the firm of Corsaut & Meyer, merchants, is a native of London, Ontario and was born September 2, 1851. He is the youngest child in a family of eleven children, and was a son of James Corsaut, who was a native of New York. His mother's maiden name was Millie Farrar, a native of Massachusetts.

Charles was reared in his native city till he attained his fourteenth year, receiving his education in the Helmoth College. He also attended the London Commercial College, from which institution he was graduated in the year 1869. The principal part of his time, from the age of sixteen till the year 1874, he was engaged in teaching school and keeping books for lumber firms on the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad. In 1874 he came to Mound City and was occupied in teaching till 1876, when he accepted a clerkship of W. M. Hamsher & Co. This he continued two years, and was then for one year associated in the business as one of the firm.

In February, 1880, he became a member of his present firm, which occupied their new building December 1, 1881. He is a member of Mound City Lodge, No. 294, A. F. and A. M.; also the Keystone Chapter, of Mound City. Mr. Corsaut was married January 7, 1880, to Miss Maggie, a daughter of Andrew Meyer, Esq. She was born in Holt County, Missouri, June 18, 1856, and died May 9, 1881. They had one child, Maggie N.

Source: "History of Holt and Atchison Counties, 1882" transcribed by Karyn