Biographical Sketch of David Charlesworth
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Charlesworth, David; florist; born in England, April 1, 1843; son of William and Hannah Haywood Charlesworth; educated, national schools of England and St. Augustine’s College, Canterbury, Eng.; married in England to Miss Elizabeth Fawcett; issue, 4 children, 3 living; when still a boy, worked on the Lundy estate; identified with the florists’ trade in Yorkshire, Eng., for 7 years; became an instructor in Lee’s Reformatory schools; in 1867, asst. of St. Clement’s Parish, Leeds, Yorkshire, for 2 years; in 1869, came to the U. S. and direct to Cleveland; removed to Tennessee, and engaged in the cotton business; returned to Cleveland, and devoted time to the florist business; for 5 years gardener at Newburg Asylum; laid out the present beautiful grounds; for 4 years member of the firm of C. W. Schofield & Co.; purchased partner’s interest, and established the present firm of D. Charlesworth & Son; Knight Templar Mason; member Florist Club. Recreation: Work.