Born: February 14, 1858, Brookfield, Connecticut.
Died: December 29, 1915, Eatontown, New Jersey. He was living in Red Bank, New Jersey, at the time of his death.
Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Brookfield, Connecticut.
Charles was the son of John Nash Hawley (organist at St. Paul’s Church in Brookfield) and Clarissa W. Keeler, and husband of Hattie Bulkley Crane.
He attended the Cheshire Military Academy, where, by age 13, he was taking a prominent part in the musical activities.
In 1875, he went to New York City, where he studied vocal music under George Webb, P. A. Rivarde and Gustave Federlein, and composition under Dudley Buck, Joseph Mosenthal and Rutenber.
Around 1876, he became a soloist at Calvary Episcopal Church and later assistant organist at St Thomas’.
In 1885, he joined Herbert W. Greene in establishing the Metropolitan Conservatory.
If you know where to get a good photo of Hawley (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?