1838–1896

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Born: 1838, Ger­ma­ny.

Died: March 3, 1896, Phil­adel­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Buried: Mount Ver­non Ce­me­te­ry, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Biography

Around 1859, Bland­ner was or­gan­ist at the Cuth­bert Bap­tist Church, Cuth­bert, Geor­gia, and mu­sic di­rect­or of the Beth­el Fe­male Col­lege. When the Am­er­i­can civil war be­gan in 1861, he en­list­ed in the ar­my.

In 1898, Bland­ner’s sis­ter do­nat­ed funds to in­stall an or­gan in the church in hon­or of Charles, with a bronze plaque read­ing, In me­mo­ry of Charles F. Bland­ner, of Phil­a­del­phia, by his sister, Hel­ena F. Bland­ner.

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