Mr Charles John Joughin
Mr Charles John Joughin was born in Birkenhead, Liverpool on 3 August 1878.
He was on board the Titanic for her delivery trip from Belfast to Southampton. When he signed-on again, in Southampton on 4 April 1912, he gave his address as Elmhurst Leighton Rd., (Southampton). He transferred from the Olympic. As Chief Baker he received monthly wages of £12.
It was Joughin who fortified himself with alcohol, threw deck chairs overboard for flotation devices, rode the stern down and claims to have stepped into the water without getting his hair wet. He claims to have hung on to the side of Collapsible B for hours with most of his body submerged in the icy water, yet survived with virtually no ill effects.
He gave this statement at the British enquiry:
According to his obituary he was also on board the SS Oregon when it sank in Boston Harbor. He also served on ships operated by the American Export Lines, as well as on World War II troop transports.
His wife, Mrs Nellie Ripley Joughin, died in 1943. He died in Paterson, New Jersey on 9th December 1956 leaving a daughter, Miss Agnes Joughin, of Liverpool, a stepdaughter, Mrs Henry (Rose) Stoehr, of Paterson, and nieces and nephews.
References and Sources
Philip Hind (Editor)
Phillip Gowan, USA
Brian Ticehurst, UK
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Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mr Charles John Joughin
Cause of Death: Pneumonia
Buried: Cedar Lawn Cemetery Paterson New Jersey United States
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