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 ?