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Death of the Honorable

Charles Shaler

Transcribed from the Indiana Democrat March 11, 1869

Death of the Hon. Charles Shaler

The people of Western Pennsylvania
will learn with regret of the decease of
this great and good man, who for many
years lived in the cirt of Pittsburgh --
He died on Friday last, at the residence
of his son in law, Rev Dr Hodges, in
Newark, N J, where he was tempor-
arily on a visit. He had a large circle
of acquantances and was held in high
esteem by all who knew him. He was
possessed on an independence of thought
and character which sometimes brought
him in conflict with the narrow min-
ded and prejudiced but which always
commanded the repspect of his oppon-
ents as well as of his associates. He
attained distinction at the bar and on
the bench, having been President Judge
of the Common Please and Assistant
Law Judge for the District court over
which the new venerable Justice Green
the presided. He was also appointed
District Attorney under President
Pierce. He abandoned the practice of
law in 1865, having become totally
blind, and removed to Bellefonte in
this State, where he has since resided.
He was a member of the Trinety Episco-
pal Church, in Pittsburgh. He was also
a prominent member of the Masonic
fraternity, having been connected with
Lodge No 45 for over half a century,
neing its Master in 1822, and subsequen-
tly Deputy Grand master of this Dis-

Charles Shaler

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