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Charles Frederick Casella

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Charles Frederick Casella (1852-1916) of C. F. Casella and Co

1852 Born the son of Louis Paschal Casella and his wife Maria in London on 25 February.

Educated at Ushaw College, Durham, after which he spent time in Paris and at the university in Bonn.

1871 Living at South Grove, St. Pancras: Louis P. Casella (age 56 born Scotland, Italian parentage), Scientific Instrument Maker. With his wife Marie L. Casella (age 48 born London) and their four children; Casermund S. Colgan (age 30 born London), Daughter and Widow; Louis M. Casella (age 27 born London), Clerk; Josephene J. Casella (age 22 born London); and Charles F. Casella (age 19 born London). Three servants.[1]

He was a fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society and a member of the Society of Engineers.

1885 Mr. C. F. Cassela was elected as member of the Physical Society.[2]

1897 On his father's death he was left in charge of the family business, Louis Casella and Co. Unfortunately, despite an interest in the instruments themselves, he lacked business acumen but he did make 2 key appointments of men with business and engineering skills and some much needed capital. The three brought about a transformation in the business.

1911 Living at Langmans, Woking: Charles F. Casella (age 59 born London), Engineer Scientific - Employer. With his wife Gertrude M. Casella (age 41 born London) and their three children; Charles Cyril Casella (age 20 born London); Mary Monica Casella (age 18 born London); and Cilia M. Casella (age 10 born London). Two servants.[3]

1916 February 24th. Died at Bournemouth.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 Census
  2. The Engineer 1885/12/25
  3. 1911 Census
  • Biography of Louis Casella, ODNB