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Charles Emmet Cassell (1838 - 1916)

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Charles E. Cassell (ca. 1838-1916) Active Architect: 1871-1916 AIA: 1870 Charles E. Cassell was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, son of Charles E. and Sarah W. Cassell. He was educated in local schools, and graduated from the University of Virginia at an early age. During the Civil War he served as a captain in the engineers' corps, under General Pickett of the Confederate Army; after the war, he traveled to South America, and served in the Chilean Navy. He returned to the United States and practiced architecture in St. Louis before coming to Balitmore about 1868. Cassell was a founding member of the Baltimore Chapter, AIA, 1870, and was raised to Fellowship by 1905. He practiced with his son John (Charles E. Cassell & Son) from 1905 to the latter's death of flu ca. 1909; he also sometimes was associated with his nephew, Charles M. Cassell of Norfolk, Virginia (Cassell & Cassell0. Cassell occupied offices in the Lexington Building at the southwest corner of Charles and Lexington streets from 1868 through 1881, when he moved to 55 North Charles Street (renumbered 301 in 1887), where he remained until 1893. (E. G. Lind had the same address in 1882). In that year, he moved to the new Law Building at the corner of St. Paul and Lexington streets, which he had designed, and remained there until the 1904 fire destroyed the building. The short-lived partnership of Charles E. Cassell & Son was located at 411 North Charles Street at its formation in 1905, but moved the next year to a suite in the reconstructed Law Building, and occupied those offices until John Cassell's death in 1909. Subsequently, Charles E. Cassell continued to practice in reduced quarters on the eighth floor of the Law Building until his death in 1916. According to Richard B. Carter, great-grandson of Charles E. Cassell, the family name was originally Casselli, and they emigrated fro Genoa, Italy to Norfolk, Virginia in the 1820's Charles Emmett Cassell was trained as a naval architect, and received a degree in engineering from the University of Virginia at age 15. He designed the naval waterworks at Old Point Comfort, Va.; upon secession, he spirited the plan out of his office to keep them from falling into the hands of the Union, and was branded a traitor for this action. He attained the rank of Captain in the confederate military, and at the end of the Civil War Cassell, then aged about 21 or 22, fled to Bogota, Chile to avoid execution for treason. He became an Admiral in the Chilean navy. He was pardoned for his offense and returned to Virginia, where he married Sally Bowles, daughter of a prominent Episcopal clergyman. The couple moved to Baltimore and took over the residence of Cassell's brother at 1407 Park Avenue. They had three daughters, Mary Virginia, Sally Primrose (Mr. Carter's grandmother, born 1874); and Matty, and a son, John, who became an architect and practiced with his father. Mrs. Cassell died suddenly in a flu epidemic, and several maiden aunts from Norfolk took turns caring for the children, commuting on the Bay Line steamer. Cassell is believed to have invented a system of sidewalk paving incorporating thick glass cylinders to admit light to basements. Among his designs were a country house for Albert Hutzler, work for the Levi family of Independent Beef Co., Friends School near the intersection of North and Park avenues, Jenkins Memorial/Corpus Christi Church (doors and crypts only), church opposite Johns Hopkins University playing fields, and the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Incarnation (Interview with Richard B. Carter, September 17, 1991).

Projects: 1870: Dr. Robert Atkinson building (improvements), northeast corner Madison & Eutaw streets, Baltimore, Md.; first floor Charles Reese grocery, second floor schoolrooms, mansard gymnasium 1870: Baltimore Steam Packet Co., new office building, Concord St., Baltimore, Md. 1874: "Greenway Cottages," West 40th St., Baltimore, Md. 1874: Swedenborgian Church, N. Calvert St. near Chase St., Baltimore, Md. 1875: First Reformed Episcopal Church, Bolton St. between Lanvale and Townsend, Baltimore, Md. 1876: Memorial Church of the Holy Comforter, Baltimore, Md. 1878: Bishop Cummings Memorial Church, Carrollton Ave. and Lanvale St., Baltimore, Md. 1878: St. Paul's Church, Harrisburg, Pa 1879: Hotel Shirley, south side Madison, near Park, Baltimore, Md. 1880: two warehouses for T. M. Gaither, unit block West Baltimore Street near Hanover, Baltimore, Md. 1880: Jefferson Place, 27 dwellings for Hiram Woods, Baltimore, Md. 1880: Col. Charles Marshall residence, St. Paul Street near Biddle, Baltimore, Md. 1881: John Henry Keene, Jr. residence, Preston (John) and St. Paul streets, Baltimore, Md. 1881: Hotel for Samuel Wyman, Park between Eager and Tyson, Baltimore, Md. 1881: Immanuel Chapel, Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Va. 1881: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Market St., Onancock, Va. 1881: Church, Baltimore Street west of Fulton, Baltimore, Md. 1881: 7 houses and drugstores for John Graham, North (Boundary) Ave. near Greenmount, Baltimore, Md. 1881: Warehouse for Trustees of Mount Wilson Sanitarium, Hanover Street between Pratt and Lombard, Baltimore, Md. 1882: Solomon Corner house, 1100 block North Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 1882: Protestant Episcopal Church of All Saints, corner Baltimore and Monroe, Baltimore, Md. 1882: All Saints' Chapel, Bond Ave., Reisterstown, Md. 1882: St. Katherine's Protestant Episcopal Church (Whittington Memorial), Division and Presstman, Baltimore, Md. 1883: 9 houses for A. L. Gorter, south side of Preston St., east of Maryland Ave. 1883: Christ Episcopal Church, High and Church streets, Cambridge, Md. 1883: University of Maryland Law School and Library Building, Lombard St., Baltimore, Md. 1883: Courtney Place store and apartment house, southeast corner Charles St., and North (Boundary) Ave., Baltimore, Md. 1883: restaurant and store, 91 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, Md. ca. 1884: Brexton Aprartments, Park Ave., Baltimore, Md. 1885: "Dwellings--Charles E. Cassell, architect, is preparing plans for the following:--five thrree st'y basement and attic brick and Belleville brown-stone buildings, with ornamental brick panels, each 18'8" x 65', for P. L. Cutting, Jr., of New York, to be erected on Charles St., between Preston and Hoffman Sts., and to cost $8,000 each; R. curley, superintendent. Fifty-nine three-st'y brick and brown-stone buildings, 14' , 15', 16' x 60', for Messes. Smith & Schwartz, to be erected on Calvert, Sumwalt and Shirk Sts. Five four-st'y and basement brick and brown-stone (Conn.) buildings, each 18'8" x 62', for Richard Courtney, Esq., to be erected on Charles St., s of Boundary Ave., and to cost $7,000 each." 1885: "Insurance Building---Chas. E. Cassell, architect, has prepared plans for the Old Town Fire Insurance Co., for a three st'y marble front building, 20' x 80', to be erected on Gay St., w Exeter St., to cost $10,000; Fred'k Decker, contractor." 1885: "Dwelings---A. S. Abell Esq., is to have erected a block of 3 three-st'y basement and attic marble front dwells, on lot 60' x 60' on Charles St., and a block of 4 dwells, on lot 60' x 65', on Boundary Ave., from designs by Chas. E. Cassell, architect. Conrad Kurtz, Esq., is to have erected 2 three-st'y brick and Bellville stone buildings, cor. Mulberry and Greene Sts., on lot 30' x 60', from plans by Chas. E. Cassell, architect; L. C. McCusker, builder." 1886: "Crosiadore," Trappe vicinity, Talbot County, Md. 1887: Pepper's Hotel (improvements), Baltimore, Md. 1887: Smith and Schwarz houses, Calvert St., between 4th and 5th, Baltimore, Md. 1887: "C. E. Cassell, architect, is preparing plans for A. L. Gorter, Esq., for 9 four-st'y stone-front dwells, s s Biddle St., bet. Charles St. and Maryland Ave.; cost, about $65,000." 1887: Chas. E. Cassell, architect, is preparing plans for the Baltimore Medical and Chemical Institute, for a five-st'y brick, brown-stone and granite building, with terra-cotta and carved brick trimmings, cor. Boundary Ave., and Eutaw Pl. 1888: Howard munnikhuy residence (improvements?), Baltimore, Md 1889: four three-story brick and marble dwellings for A. L. Gorter (location unspecified) 1889: four-story brick and stone building for William Schwartz (location unspecified) 1889: Chapel, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. 1889: Greek Orthodox Church, Preston St. and Maryland Ave., Baltimore, Md. 1889: St. Mark's Protestant Episcopal Church, corner A and 3rd, Washington, D.C. 1889: Joseph M. Cone residence, Eutaw Place above Laurens, Baltimore, Md. 1889: Hotel, South Park, Va. 1889: William Stewart Polk cottage, Peabody Heights, Baltimore, Md. c. 1890: Italian Consulate, 6 West Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, Md. 1890: Graham-Hughes house, 718 Charles St. at Madison, Baltimore, Md. 1890: William Schwarz house, 1114 North Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 1891: Episcopal Church, Suffolk, Va. 1891: Administration Building, Dining Hall, and six cottages, Baptist Orphanage, Salem, Va. 1891: seven-story office building for Joseph M. Cone, on site of old Law Building, corner St. Paul & Lexington streets, Baltimore, Md. (new Law Building; Cassell moved his office into this building upon completion) 1891-92: Christian Church, Suffolk, Va. ca. 1891: three houses for Joseph M. Cone, west side Eutaw Place between Laurens and Robert streets 1892: Stafford Hotel, Charles St. near Madison, Baltimore, Md. 1893: Warehouses, West Fayette St., Batimore, Md. 1895: Severn Apartments, Cathedral and Monument streets, Baltimore, Md. 1896: St. John's Church, Norfolk, Va. 1896-99: Citizens' Bank of Norfolk bank and office building (Wheat Building), 109-117 East Main St., Norfolk, Va. 1897: Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Ave. and Payson, Baltimore, Md. 1898: J. S. Wilson residence (remodeling), southeast corner Madison Ave., and Cathedral St., Baltimore, Md. 1899: Willoughby Beach Hotel, Norfolk, Va. 1899: Piney Beach Hotel, Norfolk, Va. 1899: Postner (later Stewart's) department store, Lexington and Howard streets, Baltimore, Md. 1901: apartment house, Chase St., and Guilford Ave., Balitmore, Md. 1901: German American Bank, west side South Broadway near Canton Ave., Baltimore, Md. (37'7" by 60 1/2' deep, Woodstock granite) 1902: office building, northeast corner Courtland St. and Dark Lane, Baltimore, Md. 1902: Preston apartment house, northwest corner Preston St. and Guilford Ave., Baltimore, Md. 1902: Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins, WV 1902: Davis Memorial Church, Randolph Ave., Elkins, WV 1902: addition, Citizen's Bank Building, Norfolk, Va. 1903: I. Benesch and Sons store, 569-571 North Gay St., Baltimore, Md. 1903: office building, Washington St. and Pie Alley, Boston, MA. 1904: building for A. S. Abell estate, 222-226 East Baltimore St., Baltimore, Md. 1904: Hurst Building, northeast corner Hopkins Place and Lombard St., Baltimore, Md. 1904: Hotel Junker, 20-22 East Fayette St., Baltimore, Md. (Charles E. Cassell & Son) 1904: Baltimore Chamber of Commerce (formerly Corn & Flour Exchange), 17 Commerce St., Baltimore, Md. 1904: Edgar Blair office building, corner German and Water streets, Baltimore, Md. 1905: Metropolitan Theater, Baltimore St. and Central Ave., Baltimore, Md. 1905: warehouse, 30-32-34 South Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 1905: 803-805 Hamilton Terrace, Baltimore, Md. 1905: S. Kirk store, Baltimore St. and Bank Lane, Baltimore, Md. 1905: Oppenheim factory, 112-124 West Fayette St., Baltimore, Md. 1905: Church of the Messiah, southwest corner Fayette and Gay streets, Baltimore, Md. (Charles E. Cassell & Son) 1906: 613-617 Light St., Baltimore, Md. 1906: Christian Temple, northwest corner Fulton and Penrose streets (Charles E. Cassell & Son) date unknown: Boundary Avenue Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, Md. Projects by Cassell included in the Baltimore Architectual Club First Annual Exhibition of Architectural Drawings, Peabody Institute, Nov. 2-28, 1896: Associate Reformed Church The Severn The Stafford Minnesota State House Competition 3. Miliary Service 1023, Engineer in Corp of Engineer, Civil War

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4. Census 979, U.S., 27 Aug 1850 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia 5. Education 754, graduated from the University of Virginia, 1853 in Charlottesville, Charlottesville (city), Virginia, USA 6. Residence 915, 27 Aug 1850 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia 7. Census 864, U.S., 1860 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia 8. Miliary Service 754,1024, private in Co. E, 6th Va. Regiment, Apr 1861-Sep 1861 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia Private: Charles E. Cassell, promoted 1st Lieutenant Topographical Engineers

During the Civil War he served as a captain in the engineer's coprs,under General Pickett of the Confederate Army; after the war, he traveled to South America, and served in the Chilean Navy.........Charles Emmett Cassell was trained as a naval architect, and received a degree in engineering from the University of Virginia at age 15. He designed the naval waterworks at Old Point Comfort, Va.; upon secession, he spirited the plans out of his office to keep them from falling into the hands of the Union, and was branded a traitor for this action. He attained the rank of Captain in the confederate military, and at the end of the Civil War Cassell, then aged about 21 or 22, fled to Bogota, Chile to avoid execution for treason. He became an Admiral in the Chilean navy. He was pardoned for his offense and returned to Virginia....... 9. Deed 1025, Charles E. Cassel to V. O. Cassell, trustee, 17 Jul 1865 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia This Deed made the seventeenth day of July in the year 1865, between Charles E. Cassell, of the City of Portsmouth, State of Virginia of the one part and V. O. Cassell trustee of the other part--Witnesseth: that the said Charles E. Cassell doth grant with general warranty unto the said V. O. Cassell the following property to wit: All the said Charles E. Cassell's right, title and interest as heir at law to the estate of Charles Cassell deceased in that lot, piece or parcel of land lying and being in the City of Portsmouth, State of Virginia and bounded as follows--Beginning on the West side of Court Street--in said city between the lots a A. Emmerson on the north and Jas. M. Binford Est. on the south side, and fronting on Court Street forty three feet, eleven inches and running back one hundred and eighty (180) feet which interest is one third, of two thirds and the reversionary interest after termination of widow's life estate in the other third. In trust to secure John T. Daniels of the City of Norfolk from all lots or damage by reason of being endorser of a note executed by the said Charles E. Cassell, payable to the order of John T. Daniels for three hundred dollars at the Banking House of Bunuss Harrison & Co. at Norfolk, Va. bearing date July 17th 1865. Witness the following signatures and seals. Charles E. Cassell V. O. Cassell, trustee State of Virginia--City of Portsmouth, to wit: I, John W. Tucker alderman for the city aforesaid in the State of Virginia do certify that Charles E. Cassell whose name is signed to the writing above bearing date on the 17th day of July 1865, has acknowledged the same before me in my city aforesaid. Given under my hand this 17th day of July 1865. John W. Tucker, J. P. In the Clerk's Office of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth the 22nd day of July 1865. This Deed was admitted to record upon the certificate annexed of John W. Tucker an alderman in and for the City of Portsmouth, in the State of Virginia. Teste: Dempsey Nash, c.c. 10. Deed 1026, Cassell, trustee to Cassell, 13 Aug 1866 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia This Deed made this 13th day of August A.D. 1866 between Virginius O. Cassell and John T. Daniels of the one part and Charles E. Cassell of the other part, Witnesseth: That wherease said Charles E. Cassell by his deed bearing date on the 17th day of July 1865 did convey in trust to the said Virginius O. Cassell all of his interest in that lot of land in the City of Portsmouth hereinafter described to secure the said John T. Daniels, the payment of the sum of three hundred dollars. And whereas the said Charles E. Cassell has paid off the said debt as the said John T. Daniels now hereby acknowledges and the said Charles E. Cassell requires a deed of release to be executed to him for the land hereinafter described by the said Virginius O. Cassell. Now therefore the said Virginius O. Cassell and John T. Daniels for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar to them and each of them in hand paid by the said Charles E. Cassell before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge have revised released and forever quit claim and do hereby revise release and forever quit claim unto the said Charles E. Cassell his heirs and assigns all their right title and interest whatever both in law and in equity, in or to that certain lot of land in the City of Portsmouth with its appurtenances on the west side of Court Street lying between the lots of James M. Binford on the south and A. Emmerson on the north of which the late Charles Cassell died seized and possessed. It being the land, that is to say his interest therein which was conveyed by the said Charles E. Cassell to the said Virginius O. Cassell by the said trust deed. Witness the following signatures & seals. V. O. Cassell J. T. Daniels, trustee State of Virginia--County of Norfolk, to wit: I, E. Dudley Smith a Notary Public for the City of Norfolk in the State of Virginia do certify that John T. Daniels whose name is signed to the writing above bearing date on the 13th day of August 1866 hath acknowledged before me the same in my corporation aforesaid. Given under my hand this 13th day of August 1866. E. Dudley Smith Notary Public In the Clerk's Office of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth the 22nd day of August 1866. This Deed was acknowledged by V. O. Cassell trustee, and together with the certificate annexed of E. Dudley Smith a Notary Public for the City of Norfolk, State of Virginia is admitted to record. Teste: Dempsey Nash, c.c. 11. Captured 1027, on board steamer, R. R. Cuyler, captured off the coast of Cuba, 11 Apr 1867 in Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA Journal--11 April 1867 Steamer R. R. Cuyler reported captured off the coast of Cuba, on suspicion of being a filibuster, and taken into Santiago--"after leaving New York, her name was changed to Rays....The fortune of this steamer is of more than ordinary interest to our citizens; for it will be remembered that several of our young men embarked on board her in different capacities. Amoung these we remember Lieut. William Hudgins, chief engineer; E. Brown, first assistant engineer; James K. Langhorne, first assistant engineer; John Brown, and Charles E. Cassell, clerk. Our townsman, John W. Murdaugh, also left here to join the steamer, but owing to some cause he was left behind in New York. He subsequently took passage in one of the Aspinwall steamers, with the intention of joining the Rays at Porto Bello, situated a short distance from the terminus of the Isthmus railroad. Capt. Reed, it is said, was in company with Mr. Murdaugh, being likewise left in New York. 12. Occupation 754, practiced architecture, bef 1868 in St. Louis, Missouri He returned to the United States and practice architecture in St. Louis before coming to Baltimore about 1868. 13. Residence 754, 1407 Park Avenue in Baltimore, Baltimore (city), Maryland, USA 14. Occupation 1028, architect of Citizens Trust Company & St. John's Church, 1 Jun 1869 in Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA Journal--1 June 1869 A Portsmouth Boy Abroad--We are pleased to copy from the Virginia Free Press, at Charlestown, Va., the following complimentary allusion to our esteemed young friend, Charlie Cassell, who two years ago left Portsmouth and took up his residence in Baltimore. "It affords us great pleasure to notice the design of a very large and handsome building, shortly to be erected by our enterprising townsman, Mr. G. W. Sadler, the plan of which we examined a few days since. It is to be a three-story, brick building, facing 82 feet and extending back 117 feet. The architect, who has displayed great skill in the plan of this building, is Mr. Charles E. Cassell, a gentlemen of Southern extraction and sentiments, who was well-nigh broken up by the late war, but whose energy and originality in his profession have secured him a well-known reputation and success" .....(Further details of the building.) (Our Citizens Trust Company, former Bank of Tidewater building, is considered to the Charles Cassell's materpiece--Also designed the present St. John's Church). 15. Occupaton 1029, takes honors at Maryland State Fair, 18 Nov 1869 in Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA Journal, November 18, 1869 Portsmouth Genious Abroad--We learn from the Baltimore Sun, that Charles E. Cassell, now located in that city as an architect, has taken first honors for skillful drawing at the late Maryland State Fair. Genious is bound to tell, and Charlie has enough of it to be first of all the consolidated drawing schools in the country. 16. Census 1030, U.S., 6 Jul 1870 in Baltimore, Baltimore (city), Maryland, USA Mary Crawford, age 50, female, white, occupation: boarding house, value of personal property: 500; born in N. J. Charles E. Cassell, age 32, male, white, occupation: architect, born in Va., eligible to vote Sallie Casell, ae 23, female, white, born in Va. 17. Residence 1031, Jul 1870 in Baltimore, Baltimore (city), Maryland, USA 18. Occupation 1031, architect, Jul 1870 in Baltimore, Baltimore (city), Maryland, USA 19. Census 1032, U.S., 5 Jun 1880 in Baltimore, Baltimore (city), Maryland, USA Chas. E. Cassell, white, male, age 40, widowed, occupation: architect, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va. Mary Cassell, white, female, age 9, daughter, single, attends school, born in Maryland, father born in Va., mother born in Va. John Cassell, white, male, age 7, son, single, attends school, born in Maryland, father born in Va., mother born in Va. Primrose Cassell, white, female, age 6, daughter, single, born in Maryland, father born in Va., mother born in Va. Maddie Cassell, white, female, age 3, daughter, single, born in Maryland, father born in Va., mother born in Va. Sarah J. Cowpen, black, female, age 17, servant, single, occupation: nurse, born in Maryland, father born in Maryland, mother born in Maryland Jennie Strawfer, black, female, age 28, servant, single, occupation: cook, cannot read or write, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va. Chas. M. Cassell, white, male, age 23, nephew, single, occupation: architect, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va. 20. Residence 753, 355 Park Avenue, Jun 1880 in Baltimore, Baltimore (city), Maryland, USA 21. Occupation 753, architect, Jun 1880 in Baltimore, Baltimore (city), Maryland, USA 22. Occupation 1033, architect, 1881-1902 Charles E. Cassell (ca. 1842-1916)--Charles E. Cassell, a native of Virginia, studied at the University of Virginia. He established his practice in Baltimore, Maryland, in the 1870's. Cassell was sometimes associated with his nephew Charles M. Cassell (q.v.) of Norfolk as Cassell & Cassell. Charles E. Cassell was a Fellow of the A.I.A. by 1905. From 1904 to 1909 Cassell and his son John Cassell were associated as Charles E. Cassell & Son.

Virginia Projects: 1881: Immanuel Chapel, Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria 1881: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Market Street, Onancock 1887-1888: Alterations, Trinity Episcopal Church, W. Beverley and S. Lewis Streets, Staunton 1888: J. W. Jenkins residence, Windy Gates 1889: Chapel, University of Virignia, Charlottesville 1889: Hotel, South Park 1891: Episcopal Church, Suffolk 1891: Administration Building, Dinig Hall & six cottages, Baptist Orphanage, Salem 1891-1892: Christian Church, Suffolk 1896: St. John's Church, Norfolk 1896-1899: Citizens' Bank of Norfolk Bank & Office Building (Wheat Building), 109-117 E. Main Street, Norfolk 1899: Willoughby Beach Hotel, Norfolk 1899: Piney Beach Hotel, Norfolk 1902: Addition, Citizens' Bank Building, Norfolk 23. Advertisement 1034, Cassell & Cassell Architects, 1886 in Norfolk, Norfolk (city), Virginia, USA C. E. Cassell C. M. Cassell Cassell & Cassell, Architects No. 47 Granby St., Norfolk, Va. Plans, Specifications, Detail Drawings and Superintendence Furnished Promptly. 24. Funeral 1035, attends funeral of niece, Eveleen Cassell, 17 Jun 1890 in Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA 17 June 1890--Personal Mr. Chas. E. Cassell and daughter, of Baltimore, arrived Saturday morning to attend the funeral of his niece, Miss Eveleen Cassell, and returned home yesterday. 25. Occupation 754, architect who practiced with his son, John Cassell, 1905-1909 in Baltimore, Baltimore (city), Maryland, USA He also sometimes was associated with his nephew, Chalres M. Cassell of Norfolk, Virginia (Cassell & Cassell) 26. Residence 1021, 1916 in Baltimore, Baltimore (city), Maryland, USA 27. Residence 995, 1916 in Baltimore, Baltimore (city), Maryland, USA 28. Cemetery 1036, Cedar Grove Cemetery, 29 Aug 1916 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia Vet Name: Charles Emmet Cassell Burial Location: 266 War Fought In: CW Rank/Unit: Capt./ Topographical Engineers Branch of Service: CSA--Engineer Corp. Date of Birth: 4-26-1838 Date of Death: 8-29-1916 Additional Info: Originally in Co. K (Old Dominion Guard) 9th Va. Regn't Promoted to 1st Lt. of the Topographical Engineers Designed the Confederate Monument which was erected by the monument assoc. of 1875 Monument stands on Court Street, near the corner of Court & High Street Porters (36 & 98) Died in Baltimore, Md. VRHS--9th Va. Inf.

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29. Obituary 1020, 30 Aug 1916 in Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA Charles Cassell--News was received in the city of the death in Baltimore yesterday morning of Charles Cassell, aged 74 years. The body will be brought to Portsmouth tomorrow morning. Funeral service will be conducted at the grave in Cedar Grove cemetery, Rev. Arthur C. Thomson, rector of Trinity Protestant church, officiating. Mr. Cassell had been a resident of Baltimore for nearly 40 years. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Richard T. Chiles of Norfolk, Mrs. Willie Berkley of Farmville, Va., and Miss Mary Cassell of Baltimore. He is also survived by the following nieces and nephews: Mrs. Pauline C. Johns of Portsmouth, Mrs. Helen S. Webster of Lexington, Va.; Miss Ella J. Cassell of Portsmouth, Mrs. Rosalie Martin of Portsmouth, Charles M. Norman and Heber C. Cassell of Baltimore and Rev. M. G. Cassell of Minter, Ala. The funeral will take place upon the arrival of the Bay Line steamer tomorrow morning. 30. Funeral 1037, 31 Aug 1916 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia Charles Cassell--The body of Charles Cassell, a former rersident of this city, who died in Baltimore, Md., will arrive here this morning and will be conveyed to Cedar Grove cemetery, where the funeral will be conducted by Rev. A. C. Thomson, pastor of Trinity P. E. church. 31. Funeral 1038, 1 Sep 1916 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia Charles Cassell--The body of Charles Cassell, who died last Tuesday in Baltimore, was brought to the city yesterday morning on the Bay Liner, and was conveyed immediately to Cedar Grove cemetery, where Rev. Arthur C. Thomson, rector of Trinity Protestant Episcopal church, conducted burial service. The pall bearers were as follows: John C. Niemeyer, F. L. Crocker, John W. Murdaugh, Winston Parrish, J. Ridgely Porter, J. Bilisoly Hudgins, Robert D. Albertson and Frank Hollowell.

Parents Father: Charles Cassell [1498] (Abt 1802-Between 1855) 935,936 [MRIN:79] Mother: Sarah Murry [200] (Between 1806-1867) 343,935,937 Spouses and Children 1. *Sarah Winifred [978] (Abt 1847 - 1 Jul 1879) 343,1016 [MRIN:350] Marriage: Status: Children: 1. Mary Virginia Cassell [979] (1870-1945) 751,753,754 2. John F. S. Cassell [980] (1872-1909) 750,753,754 3. Sally Primrose Cassell [981] (1874-1967) 88,753,754 4. Maddie Cassell [982] (1876-1962) 753,1039 5. Charles E. Cassell Jr. [1661] (1875-1876) 88,343 6. Helen Cassell [1662] ( -1878) 88,343 Notes Burial Notes: Charles Emmet Cassell born April 26th 1838-died Aug 29th 1916 (Capt of Engineer Corp)

Name: Charles Cassell Age: 74 years Died: August 29, 1916 Buried: August 31, 1916 Cause of Death: Pneumonia Undertaker: Flynn & O'Conner Born: Va. Residence: Baltimore, Md. Interment: Cedar Grove cemetery, Avenue 5, lot 266

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Name: Charles E. Cassell Age: 77 Died: August 29, 1916 Buried: August 31, 1916 Undertaker: Flynn & O'Connor Born: Va. Residence: Baltimore, Md. Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Avenue 5, lot 266 General: Call Number G3884.N6S5 1861 .C3 URL (Click on link) Copy 1 glva01 lva00014 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.ndlpcoop/glva01.lva00014 c Author Cassell, Charles E. Title Plan of the harbor of Norfolk and Portsmouth, March 1st, 1861 / surveyed and drawn by Chas. E. Cassell, C.E. Scale Scale 1:7200. Publication 1861. Material 1 map : ms., col. ; 50 x 64 cm. Gen. note Shows public property, landowners, vegetation, streets, railroads, and includes Fort Norfolk. "Forwarded to Governor Letcher With Report and Inventory of Public Property at Norfolk and Portsmouth October 19, 1861, Wm. H. Peters, Commissioner." Peters' report is Document 40 in: Journals and papers of the Virginia State Convention of 1861, v. 3, Documents (JK3925 1861 .A25 1966). Also mentioned: Plan of grounds at Fort Norfolk showing location of magazine, pier, &c., June 30th, 1860, by Cassell (G3884 .N6:2F6S5 1860 .C3). Pen and ink and watercolor. Oriented with north toward the upper right.

ARCHITECT: Col. William H. Stewart, editor & compiler, History of Norfolk County, Virginia and Representative Citizens (Chicago, Illinois: Biographical Publishing Co., 1902), page 137: Confederate Soldiers Monuments, Portsmouth On May 8, 1875, a meeting of the citizens of Norfolk County was called to organize a monumental association. Judge J. F. Crocker was chosen to the chair, and the following permanent committee appointed: Judge J. F. Crocker, president; Maj. William H. Ethridge, of Norfolk County, and Col. William White of Portsmouth, vice-presidents: Maj. George W. Grice, treasurer; Oscar V. Smith, sectretary. Directors: B. A. Armistead, John T. Griffin, J.G. Wallace, Thomas H. Brown, Alonzo Ives, Thomas M. Hodges, of Norfolk County, Maj. W. C. Wingfield, E. G. Ghio, Capt. James H. Toomer, Col. D. J. Godwin, Capt. John H. Gayle, Capt. W. H. Murdaugh, Maj. F. W. Jett, Capt. C. W. Murdaugh, Judge L. R. Watts, Capt. C. T. Phillips, and Col. William H. Stewart, of Portsmouth, Charles E. Cassell, then of Portsmouth, was chosen architect. At a meeting held in the following November, a committee was appointed to select a site for the monument. The one selected was at the intersection of High and Court streets, opposite the court house, and the directors accepted it.

ADVERTISMENT: Anonymous, Sketch Book of Portsmouth, Virignia, Its People and Its Trade (Portsmouth, Virginia: Edward Pollock, 1886) page 180: Cassell & Cassell Architects, 47 Granby St., Norfolk, Va. Designs and Drawings for all classes of public and private buildings in any part of North Carolina or Virginia. Alterations and additions to existing buildings a specialty. Faithful superintendence guaranteed. Refer to some of the finest buildings in this section. Correspondence solicited.

CIVIL WAR SERVICE: Col. William H. Stewart, editor & compiler, History of Norfolk County, Virginia and Representative Citizens (Chicago, Illinois: Biographical Publishing Co., 1902), page 109: Charles E. Cassell--private in Co. K, 9th Va. Inf., prom 1st lieut. Topo, Engr.

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CIVIL WAR HISTORY: Benjamin H. Trask, 9th Virginia Infantry (need to recheck book for publishing info), pages 3-5: The "Old Dominion Guards" of Portsmouth, Company K, completed the organization of the 9th Virginia. This fine unit, established June 26, 1856, enlisted on April 20, 1861, for Civil War service. Captain Edward Kearns directed the company at Pinner's Point near Portsmouth. The soldiers of the 9th Virginia observed a steady rountine. Their day started at 6 a.m. with marching and drilling. Only breakfast broke the morning routine. The companies spent the afternoon hours finishing military business and working in small details. At 5 p.m., the troops ate dinner, then relaxed in the evenings with mail and local newspapers. The Sabbath provided a break in the weekly pace. Colonel Smith or Gen. Benjamin Huger, commander of the Department of Norfolk, often inspected the troops. The men spent the rest of Sunday worshiping under the guidance of visiting preachers. Life for the troops at Pinner's Point was much like that on Craney Island. Signalmen observed the passing river steamers from Fort Monroe and everyone postulated as to their objective. Hot weather, rain storms and swarms of mosquitoes harassed the soldiers. Also, naval officers instructed the infantrymen on the employment of coastal artillery. The men were more than willing to withstand the rigors of camp life but not the preceived insults of their commander. The Virginians differed with their commander's view on the roll of officers and enlisted troops. The soldiers in the ranks thought of themselves as honorable individuals in a noble cause. Moreover, they allowed themselves to be temporarily relegated down the social ladder to join their fellow volunteers in the army. Notwithstanding feuding among company members life at Pinner's Point was boring for the young defenders. Rumors of victories in Western Virginia were always the topic of conversation. General Joseph E. Johnston's movement in the Shenandoah Valley and trimph at Manassas headed the small talk in the summer of 1861. As the warm days passed slowly, the troops amused themselves by taking fishing trips, visits to town and speculating on the destination of Union ships on the James River and the reason for gunfire on the Peninsula. An observation balloon above Hampton also caught the attention of the gunners at Pinner's Point. Sundays were spent listening to guest preachers just like the troops manning the other batteries. In July the announcement that the two companies at Pinner's Point were part of the 9th Virginia Infantry Regiment resulted in expectation of movement to Craney Island. The transfer, however, did not occur.

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