Charles Albert Packard, 75 years old, of 9 90th st., Woodhaven, the last survivor of the sinking of the U.S.S. Tecumseh at the Battle of Mobile Bay, died last night in the Bushwick Hospital. He was a seaman on the Tecumseh under Admiral Farragut, when during the famous battle his ship was sunk by a torpedo. He was one of the 13 men of the entire crew who were saved. He served in the Navy throughout the Civil War, and with other survivors of the Tecumseh was personally thanked by Admiral Farragut for his bravery.
Following the war Mr. Packard became connected with the old firm of Havemeyer & Elder, sugar refiners, and later with the American Surer Refining Company, as a general manager of their Southern stave mills. He was with the sugar concern for 57 years and lately was paymaster at the Eastern District terminal. He was for many years a resident of the 15th Ward, and during that time was active with the Republican organization and civic and fraternal interests.
He was a charter member and past grand noble of James L. Ridgely Lodge, I.O.O.F., and an old member of the Stuyvesant Council, R. A. He is survived by four sons- Charles A., Walter E., George W. and William H., and a daughter, Mrs. Almira Austen.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow night at 8 o'clock in the funeral parlors at 1230 Bushwick ave., with the Rev. Dr. William G. Ivle, rector of Grace P. E. Church, of which Mr. Packard was an old member, officiating. Interment will be in Cypress Hills Cemetery.