Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 11, 1865, Plain­field, In­di­a­na.

Died: May 14, 1959, Kings Coun­ty, New York.

Buried: Green-Wood Ce­me­te­ry, Brook­lyn, New York.


Charles was the son of Ben­ja­min Al­bert­son and Mar­tha El­ma Bow­man. He mar­ried twice, to Flor­ence Ro­mer and Per­me­lia Hogg.

A Me­tho­dist Epis­co­pal min­is­ter, he served in the North In­di­a­na Con­fer­ence; Er­ie Con­fer­ence; Gen­e­see (now West­ern New York) Con­fer­ence; and the Phi­la­del­phia Con­fer­ence (1888–1903).

From 1892–95, he was at the First Me­tho­dist Epis­co­pal Church, James­town, Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1904 he moved to the Pres­by­ter­ian de­nom­in­a­tion.

He re­ceived his DD de­gree in 1899, and was the 1910 com­mence­ment speak­er at Syr­a­cuse Un­i­ver­si­ty, New York.

When his first wife, Flor­ence, died in 1926, he was pas­tor at the La­fay­ette Av­e­nue Pres­by­te­ri­an Church in Brook­lyn, New York.




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