Charles Hazlehurst Latrobe

Male 1833 - 1902  (68 years)


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  • Name Charles Hazlehurst Latrobe  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 25 Dec 1833  Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Engineer for the B&O Railroad 
    Occupation 1860  [8
    Civil engineer 
    Residence 1860  Tallahassee, Leon, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation 1870  [7
    Civil engineer 
    Residence 1870  Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Burial Lot Outline 4 
    Died 19 Sep 1902  Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial 20 Sep 1902  Green Mount Cem, Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 20 Sep 1902  Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Charles Hazlehurst Latrobe was born and Baltimore, MD and educated at St. Mary's College. He studied Civil Engineering under his father and in later life became prominent in his profession, particularly in designing bridges, some of which were in Baltimore. He was commissioned by the Peruvian Government to build the then highest bridge in the world at Verrugas. He served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He was appointed as First Lieutenant in the Engineers of the Confederate States of America on 6 June 1862. He was paroled by the United States Government on 17 June 1865.

      In the second half of the nineteenth century, Baltimore was fortunate to be the home of an eminent and prolific engineer, Charles Hazlehurst Latrobe. As grandson of famous architect, Benjamin Henry Latrobe, and son of railroad engineer, Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Jr., Charles lived up to the genius and ability that described his family. His engineering projects not only used the current technology, but were marveled over for their beauty and grace. At a time that saw cities growing ugly and dirty from industrial and commercial wastes, Latrobe built bridges that seemed delicate as lace and then landscaped the surrounding area to complement the construction. His bent for beauty was further embodied as he became more and more involved with the parks in Baltimore. A list of Latrobe's engineering feats read like a beautification plan for Baltimore.

      Charles Latrobe was appointed Chief Engineer of the Jones Falls Commission in 1875 by his cousin, Mayor Ferdinand Claiborne Latrobe. Serving the city for twenty-four years, he designed and built the great retaining walls along Jones Falls and designed and constructed the iron bridges across Jones Falls at St. Paul Street, Calvert Street and Guilford Avenue. Latrobe also laid out the terraced gardens along Mount Royal Avenue and was in charge of the improvements and expansion of Mount Royal, Druid Hill and Patterson Parks. In 1891, Latrobe designed the Patterson Park Observatory, nicknamed the "Pagoda" which is still standing today.

      Although all of Latrobe's bridges had to be replaced in the twentieth century to handle modern traffic, concrete reinforced steel could not match the gracefulness of his arched bow-string trusses. (Note: The last of the aforementioned bridges, the one over Calvert Street was replaced in late 1996.) Well into his later years, he continued as a bridge builder and as consulting engineer for Baltimore's proposed sewage system. Latrobe continued to serve Baltimore as engineer and superintendent of public parks until a short time before his death in 1902.

      He was born at the home of Mrs. Greetham on Calvert Street, and baptized at St. Paul's Church in Baltimore.
    Person ID I6313  mytree
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 

    Father Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Jr.,   b. 19 Dec 1806, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1878, Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Maria Eleanor Hazlehurst,   b. 14 Nov 1806, Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1872, Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 12 Mar 1833  Salem, Salem, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Notes 
    • Benjamin and Maria were first cousins. They were married by Rev. Henry M. Mason.
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Letitia Breckinridge Gamble,   b. 13 Oct 1834, Tallahassee, Leon, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1867, New York, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 14 Dec 1861  [6
    Notes 
    • The date of marriage is listed elsewhere as 2 Apr 1861.
    Children 
    +1. Elise Gamble Latrobe,   b. 6 May 1863, Tallahassee, Leon, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1900, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     2. Eleanor Breckinridge Latrobe,   b. 6 Oct 1864, Tallahassee, Leon, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1890, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    +3. Gamble Latrobe,   b. 21 Jan 1866, Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1922, Atlantic City, Atlantic, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F66  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Rosa Wirt Robinson,   b. 17 Apr 1845, Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1870, Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Married 14 Dec 1869  Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • They were married by Rev. Benajmin Henry Latrobe, Jr.
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F76  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Louisa Baldwin Church,   b. 4 Aug 1839, Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1922, Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 6 Aug 1881 
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F2624  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Dec 1833 - Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Tallahassee, Leon, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Dec 1869 - Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Sep 1902 - Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 20 Sep 1902 - Green Mount Cem, Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 20 Sep 1902 - Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    1870 US Census - Baltimore, MD - Ward 11 (p298).jpg
    1870 US Census - Baltimore, MD - Ward 11 (p298).jpg
    1860 US Census - Tallahassee, Leon, FL (p15).jpg
    1860 US Census - Tallahassee, Leon, FL (p15).jpg

    Headstones
    Latrobe, Charles H. 1833-1902
    Latrobe, Charles H. 1833-1902

  • Sources 
    1. [S75] Jack Hoyt (hoytx2@aol.com).

    2. [S132] The Genealogist, Dec 1975, Vol I, No. 8. Charles Joseph La TrobeMemorial Issue, Page 190..

    3. [S52] Elizabeth Isabella Purviance, Samuel Purviance, Jr..

    4. [S54] Email, Allyn Campbell .

    5. [S99] Mrs. Gamble Latrobe Collection.

    6. [S21] Benjamin Henry Latrobe Family Bible, (Name: Haswell, Barrington & Haswell, Philadelphia 1838.;).

    7. [S187] 1870 United States Federal Census, (Name: National Archives and Records Administration;), Year: 1870; Census Place: Baltimore Ward 11, Baltimore, Maryland; Roll: M593_; Page: ; Image: ..
      Charles Latrobe
      Rose
      Lee
      Ellen
      Gambrill

    8. [S188] 1860 United States Federal Census, (Name: National Archives and Records Administration;), Year: 1860; Census Place: Tallahassee, Leon, Florida; Roll: ; Page: 15; Image: 15..

      Charles Latrobe


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