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Capt. Charles Osier


Death of Old Time Mariner

Capt. Charles W. Osier, an oldtime master mariner of this port, passed away at the Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island, New York, yesterday, at the age of 83 years and 15 days, after a short illness.

Capt. Osier was born at Bremen, Maine, July 18, 1840, being the son of David and Charlotte (Williams) Osier, and came to this city when a young man.  Like most of the young men of his time, he was employed in the fisheries, and soon rose to the rank of master, being among the most prominent master mariners of his day.  He sailed for many years from the firm of Dodd, Tarr & Co., and its successor, James G. Tarr & brother, and also owned several vessels among them sch. David S. Osier and sch. Emma S. Osier, and among the vessels which he commanded were sch. David Sherman, B. D. Hasking, Onward and many others.

He retired from fishing and engaged in yachting, being in command of the famous yacht Hoosier, and also sailed to Labrador with Dr. William Grenfell in command of the schooner used by the doctor as a medical missionary ship to the natives of that country.

He was one of the oldest members of Ocean lodge of Odd Fellows, which he joined February 7, 1870, and was a charter member of Cape Ann Encampment, which was chartered in 1877.

He was twice married, his first wife being Miss Bertha A. Browe of Bremen, Maine, who passed away in 1872, and he married Miss Susan E. Dedcovich of East Gloucester, May 15, 1873.   He is survived by his widow, and two sons and four daughters, Charles W. Osier, Jr., of East Gloucester, by the first marriage and Harry L. Osier of Birmingham, England and Misses Annie M. Osier, Bertha A. Osier and Susan E. Osier, and Mrs. Edith B., wife of Joseph H. Jackson, all of this city, also one brother, Warren W. Osier of East Gloucester, and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The time of the funeral will be announced later.


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