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Charles Broadway Rouss

merchant , philanthropist

Charles Broadway Rouss, American merchant, philanthropist.

Background

Rouss, Charles Broadway was born on February 11, 1836 in Woodsboro, Maryland, United States. Son of Peter Hoke and Belinda (Baltzell) Rouss.

Education

Educated Winchester, Virginia, Academy.

Career

James Keenan, 1859. In business, clerk and storekeeper, Winchester, Virginia, 1851-1861. In C.S.A., 1861-1865. In business New York, since 1865.

Made large gifts to Winchester, Virginia, for various public purposes. Erected, Mount Hope Cemetery, near New York, monument to dead Confederate Veterans’ Camp, New York. Founded physical laboratory, University of Virginia.

Founded Confederate Memorial Hall, Museum of Confederate Relics. Presented to New York replica of statues of Washington and Lafayette by Bartholdi. Gave $100,000 for Confederate monument, Richmond.

Virginia, etc. Home: New York, New York.

Connections

Married Maggie, d.

father:
Peter Hoke Rouss

mother:
Belinda (Baltzell) Rouss

spouse:
Maggie