Pickells, Charles William was born on October 4, 1874 in Looe, Cornwall, England. Son of Charles (Doctor of Divinity) and Marguerite Eleanora (Robinson) P.
Educated Bristol (England) Grammar School, De Garmo Institute, Fishkill-on-Hudson, New York, Harvard University (special student music), 1904.
Organist and choirmaster, House of Prayer, Newark, New Jersey, 1895-1897, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, St. Johnsbury, Vermont, 1898-1900, (also supervisor music, city schools, St. Johnsbury), St. Mary’s, Burlington, New York, 1899-1901, St. Stephen’s, Boston, 1901-1904, Christ Church, Elizabeth, New Jersey, 1904-1909. Instructor music in public schools, Roselle, New Jersey, 1905-1908, and Somerville, 1906-1908. Supervisor of music public schools of New York, September, 1908-March 1912, department music, Flushing High School, 1912-1913, Brooklyn Training School for Teachers, since 1913.
Organist and choirmaster St. George’s Episcopal Church, Flushing, New York, November 1, since 1909. Address: Flushing New York‡.