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'''Charles McKenzie Oerting''' was proprietor of the [[McKenzie Oerting & Company]], a ship chandlery and grocery
, which he took over from [[P. J. McKenzie Oerting|his father]] in 1886. His family came to America from Denmark in [], with the elder McKenzie Oerting going into business a year later. Charles led the company to great success, and it was later operated by successive generations of the family before finally closing in [].
Around the turn of the century, Oerting
also served as a director of the [[American National Bank]], a member of the [[Pensacola Chamber of Commerce]] and [[Young Men's Business League]], and collector for the Bar Pilots' Benevolent Association.
From [] to his death, Oerting served as vice-consul for Denmark, and served as vice-consul for Sweden from [] onward. For this service, he was awarded the [[Wikipedia:Order of the Dannebrog|Order of the Dannebrog]] and the [[Wikipedia:Order of Vasa|Order of Vasa]] by the Danish and Swedish kings, respectively.<ref>Armstrong, Henry Clay. ''History of Escambia County''. St. Augustine: 1930. [http://fulltext10.fcla.edu/DLData/WF/WF00000021/file31.pdf p. 410-412]</ref>