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Capt Charles Carland
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Birth: Jul. 11, 1863, Sweden
Death: Jun. 27, 1940
Cook County
Illinois, USA

"A human life has been held by the courts to be worth $5,000. If Capt. Charles Carland, of the Evanston U. S. Coast Guard Station, had been paid this amount for each life he has saved or helped to save in his 30 years of service he would now be worth $25,000,000, for he has been instrumental in the preservation of some 5,000 lives."

"The Eastland Disaster in 1915, in which 1,031 persons were drowned, was a high spot in Captain Carland's life. He and his crew saved the lives of eighty-four persons and recovered the bodies of 500 dead. Some few days later he received from the coroner a package containing a letter of thanks and a silver star bearing a reproduction of the Eastland and the inscription, 'For valued services rendered to the coroner. Eastland disaster, 1915.'"

In 1918, he was credited with rescuing 54 orphans that were stranded in the Great Ohio River flood.

"Copyright 1998-2012 Eastland Disaster Historical Society.

Family links: 
  Barbara Sommers Carland (1857 - 1933)
  Frank Charles Carland (1892 - 1973)*
*Calculated relationship
Acacia Park Cemetery and Mausoleum
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Sonia Sanchez Galarza
Record added: Nov 28, 2012
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Capt Charles Carland
Added by: Sonia Sanchez Galarza
Capt Charles Carland
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Capt Charles Carland
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- Sonia Sanchez Galarza
 Added: Nov. 24, 2014

- Algae
 Added: Jan. 30, 2014
Captain Carland, just read about your heroic rescue of 58 orphan children during the great Ohio River flood in 1918. You are truly a Guardian Angel. Hundreds of lives were lost to that disaster.
- Sonia Sanchez Galarza
 Added: Jan. 17, 2013
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