Charles Augustus Hassler (1810 - 1846)

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Birthplace: Schenectady, New York
Death: Died in Lost at sea, United States
Managed by: Elivia Melodey
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About Charles Augustus Hassler

I removed the Dr. and USA from Charles Augustus Hassler's name so it would fit better on the tree.

He was an MD, graduating from the University of PA in 1836. He was a surgeon for the US Navy. He lost his life saving others.

He was a member of numerous scientific societies.

Hassler died, lost at sea on the ship "Atlantic" in the Long Island Sound.

Although the newspaper accounts read that Charles died valiantly trying to save others on the ship, that's not what my grandmother Mildred Wilson Noce told me. She said that a loose plank on board the ship flew up and hit him in the head. He fell overboard and drowned.

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Charles A. Hassler's Timeline

1810
February 2, 1810
Schenectady, New York
1837
October 4, 1837
Age 27
1838
July 13, 1838
Age 28
District of Columbia, United States
1840
June 16, 1840
Age 30
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
1842
May 13, 1842
Age 32
Washington D.c.,,,,,
1844
March 6, 1844
Age 34
Virginia
1846
November 27, 1846
Age 36
Lost at sea, United States

Although the newspaper accounts read that Charles died valiantly trying to save others on the ship, that's not what my grandmother Mildred Wilson Noce told me. She said that a loose plank on board the ship flew up and hit him in the head. He fell overboard and drowned.

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