A Brief History of Charles
Morrell (b. 1827 in Maine)
Morrell first appears in the S.F. Directory in 1856 as a Custom House clerk.
In 1859 he is listed as a Musical Instrument Manufacturer.
The 1860's Census has him
living with his wife, son and daughter in the
1861 and 1862 list him as a musician.
1863 - 1871 list him as a musical instrument maker.
In 1872 he is a "merchant".
1873 - 1880 has him variously
as a teacher banjo, musician, music teacher
In 1889 he is a "Teacher Banjo"
and in 1890 a "Teacher Music".
In the 1876 S.F. Directory
he is a musician but the 1880 Census has him as a
The 1890 Census lists Charles Jr. and his wife as both actors.