Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Macalesters in:
 • Laurel Hill Cemetery
 • Philadelphia
 • Philadelphia County
 • Pennsylvania
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
Charles Macalester, II
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: Feb. 17, 1798
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 9, 1873
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

CHARLES MACALESTER, financier, Philadelphia, Pa., born in that city, Feb. 17, 1798, died at his home there, Dec. 9, 1873. The son of Charles Macalester, he grad uated from the University of Pennsylvania, and, at the age of fourteen, commanded a company of forty boys, who worked for two days to build a fort on the Schuylkill, made necessary by the War of 1812. For six years, 1821-27, he carried on business as a merchant in Cincinnati, returning then to Philadelphia, to resume business there. At the death of his father, a shipping merchant, Aug. 24, 1832, he inherited a large property, and, in 1849, retired from trade. From that time forward, he bought and sold securities and real estate. Of his wealth, Mr. Macalester made liberal use, con tributing freely to charities, and, in 1873, giving a building and site in Minneapolis to what was subsequently called Macalester college. He was president of The Orthopedic Hospital and The St. Andrews Society, and frequently presided over public meetings. One son was born to him, named Charles, now deceased, but his daughter, Mrs. Eliza Lytle Berghmans, survived him. By will, Mr. Macalester left $5,000 each for the missions, the Board of Education, and the Fund for Disabled Ministers of the Presby terian church, a large property to Macalester college, and other public bequests.

America's Successful Men of Affairs: The United States at Large
Henry Hall, 1896
p. 538 
Family links: 
  Charles Macalester (1765 - 1832)
  Anna Sampson Macalester (1769 - 1854)
  Susan Bradford Wallace Macalester (1807 - 1842)
  Elizabeth Ann Lytle Macalester (1806 - 1835)*
   Macalester (____ - 1842)*
  Charles Macalester (1827 - 1873)*
  Eliza Lytle Macalester Laughton (1832 - 1891)*
  Margaretta Macalester Bacon (1787 - 1864)*
  Anna Maria Macalester Kintzing (1791 - 1864)*
  Isabella Macalester Slater (1793 - 1851)*
  Emily Macalester Hopkins (1795 - 1885)*
  Charles Macalester (1798 - 1873)
  Edward Macalester (1805 - 1866)*
  Louisa McAllister Nevins (1807 - 1897)*
  Elizabeth Macalester Lathrop (1807 - 1892)*
  Norman Macalester (1814 - 1833)*
*Calculated relationship
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Sect 10 lot 45
Created by: Les
Record added: Nov 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100253285
Charles Macalester, II
Added by: Les
Charles Macalester, II
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Russ Dodge
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Sarah Quinn
 Added: Mar. 22, 2014

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service