1815–1900
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Oc­to­ber 1, 1815, Litch­field, Con­nec­ti­cut.

Ap­ril 21, 1900, George­town, Mas­s­achu­setts.

Har­mo­ny Ce­me­te­ry, George­town, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

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Youngest bro­ther of Har­ri­et Beech­er Stowe and Hen­ry Ward Beech­er, Charles at­tend­ed the Bos­ton La­tin School and the Law­rence Acad­e­my, Gro­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Graduating from Bow­doin Col­lege in 1835, he en­rolled at Lane Sem­in­ary, Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio. Af­ter­ward, he taught mu­sic in Cin­cin­na­ti, and re­ceived a preach­ing li­cense from the Pres­by­te­ry of In­di­an­a­po­lis, In­di­ana.

He served as pa­stor of the Se­cond Pres­by­ter­ian Church, Fort Wayne, In­di­ana (1844); First Con­gre­ga­tion­al Church, New­ark, New Jer­sey (1851); and First Con­gre­ga­tion­al Church, George­town, Mas­sa­chu­setts (1857); Flor­i­da state su­per­in­ten­dent of pub­lic in­struc­tion for two years (be­tween 1870 and 1877); and act­ing pas­tor in Wy­sox, Penn­syl­van­ia (1885–93).

Charles was al­so one of the mu­sic ed­it­ors for his bro­ther Hen­ry’s 1855 Ply­mouth Col­lec­tion. His oth­er works in­clude:

  1. There’s Rest in the Grave
  2. We Are on Our Jour­ney Home
  1. Andover
  2. Carnelian
  3. Mara
  4. Moyle
  5. Rest (Beech­er)