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New York Obituaries - 1899 - Charles H. Bladen
Charles H. Bladen, the third President of the Press Club, 1875-6, died on Sunday morning
last at his residence, 314 West One Hundred and Forty-third Street, of cancer
and tuberculosis. He was born in Washington, D.C., March 18, 1841. He went to
the front in the Ninth Regiment of this city and served the full term. He was present
at Fredericksburg, Antietam, and Gettysburg. After the war Mr. Bladen secured
employment at the old St. Nicholas Hotel. His first work as a journalist for pay was
for the New York Era, then in Spruce Street, of which Harry Page was proprietor.
In response to an offer of permanent and remunerative employment by City Editor
Sinclair of the Times, Mr. Bladen became one of the city staff of this journal in 1870.
He remained with the Times about fifteen years, doing general work, political and
commercial reporting. After leaving the Times he was engaged in trade paper work.
He was a member of York Lodge, No. 197, F. and A. M., and Veteran Association of the
Ninth Regiment. The Rev. Dr. John Chamberlain of St. Luke's Protestant Episcopal
Church, Washington Heights, will conduct the funeral services at the New York Press
Club on Wednesday at 10 A.M. Burial will be in the Press Club plot, Cypress Hills.
The pall bearers appointed by President Howard of the Press Club are ex-Presidents
James Pooton, George F. Williams, William N. Penney, Amos J. Cummings, and
John C. Hennessy, with members Charles Sotheran, P.J. Hanway, Frank Angevine,
George L. Frankenstein, Charles J. Smith, and edward T. Flynn.
Source: NY Times, Monday, Jul 3, 1899
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