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Charles Magnus Charlton


Charles Magnus Charlton, American clergyman. Member North Sea Mine Force Association, Military Order World Wars, Appalachian Mountain; Mason (32 degree).


Charlton, Charles Magnus was born on October 12, 1877 in Maynard, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Emmanuel Carlson and Bellona Maria (Fisk) Charlton.


Student Wesleyan Academy, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, and Boston University. Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Boston University, 1898.


Ordained Mechanical Engineering ministry, 1898. Minister in Vermont conference, 1898-1901. Appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt, chaplain United States Navy, October 17, 1901.

Served in P.I. and on Asiatic Station, 1901-1904. Naval Training Station, Newport, Rhode Island, 1904-1906. United States Ship Georgia, 1906-1909.

Navy Yard, Norfolk, Virginia, 1909-1910. Navy Yard, Boston, 1910-1913. United States Ship Nebraska, 1913-1915.

Training station, Newport, Rhode Island, 1915-1917. United States Ship Pennsylvania, 1917. With United States Marines, American Expeditionary Force, 1917-1919.

Participated in Belleau Woods, Chateau Thierry, Soissons and St. Miheil operations. Navy Yard and Prison, Portsmouth, N.H., June 1, 1919-November 21, 1921 (resigned). Former rector Christ Church Parish (Protestant Episcopal), Providence, Rhode Island.

Later associate rector St. Stephens Parish, Lynn, Massachusetts, St. Mark’s Church, Boston. And Gloucester, Massachusetts. Now chaplain and director, Seamen’s Club of Boston.

Trustee National Sailor’s Home, Duxbury, Massachusetts.


Member North Sea Mine Force Association, Military Order World Wars, Appalachian Mountain. Mason (32 degree).


Married Lucia Sarah Chamberlain, June 17, 1904 (deceased).; married second, Jessie M. Caddoo. Children: Frances Lincoln, Newell Chamberlain, Lucia Woodruff.

Emmanuel Carlson Charlton

Bellona Maria (Fisk) Charlton

Lucia Sarah Chamberlain

Jessie M. Caddoo.

Frances Lincoln Charlton

Newell Chamberlain Charlton

Lucia Woodruff Charlton