Aug. 28, 1847 Groton Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA
Aug. 19, 1924 Syracuse Onondaga County New York, USA
C.W. Bardeen, publisher and educator, dies Served in Civil War, leader in social and literary enterprises.
Funeral services for Charles William Bardeen, 76, Syracuse publisher, nationally known educator, and a ranking author who died last night at his home after an illness of four years, will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the family home, 1109 East Genesee Street. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Mr. Bardeen was born in Groton, Mass., Aug. 28, 1847, the oldest son of William Thomas and Mary Anna Bardeen. He left the Fitchburg High School to enlist as a drummer boy in the Civil War at the age of 14, serving with the First Massachusetts Volunteers. After the war he completed his education, graduating from the Lawrenceville Academy and from Yale University. He then served for a time as principal of the High School at Weston, Conn., and for two years as vice principal of the Connecticut State Normal School. Later he became superintendent of school at Whitehall, this State. He came to Syracuse in 1874, establishing the School Bulletin, of which he had been the editor for 50 years. It has been recognized as one of the leading educational magazines of the country, and is published at the plant of the C.W. Bardeen Company, 311-19 East Washington Street, along with a list of educational works numbering more than 1,500 titles. In 1893, his reputation as an author and educator lead to his appointment as head of the department of educational publications for the International Congress at Chicago. For four years he served as director of the National Educational Association, and since 1900 had been president of the Educational Press Association of America. Mr. Bardeen was the first president of the Syracuse Browning Club, one of the founders of the University Club, the Syracuse Tennis Club and the Onondaga Golf and Country Club. He was president of the Syracuse Yale Club and of the Syracuse Typothetae. He also aided in founding the Players Club, which later became the Century Club. Because of his wide reputation he was made a member of the American Geographical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Social Science Association. His wife, who died several years ago, was Miss Ellen Palmer of New Haven, Conn. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. D.H. Atwater of Rochester and the Misses Bertha and Ethel Bardeen of this city, and two sons, Dr. Charels R. Bardeen of Madison, Wis., and Norman Bardeen of Kalamazoo, Mich. Dr. Bardeen inherits much of his father's ability as an author and is, in addition, dean of the Medical College of the University of Wisconsin.