Born in 1854, on an Indian reservation near St. Cloud, Minnesota, Charles Fillmore spent much of his early life unsuccessfully speculating on real estate and traveling the country seeking a cure for his wife Myrtle's tuberculosis before co-founding the New Thought-based Unity movement with her. Their magazine, Unity, was first published in 1891, and in 1906, he and Myrtle were among the first to become ordained Unity ministers. The Unity movement eventually oversaw multiples magazines such as ModernThought, Daily Word, and Wee Wisdom. It also maintained its own printing plant, and ran the town Unity Village in Lee's Summit, Missouri. Fillmore died in 1948