Charles James Savage was born in Brightlingsea, Essex, England on 31 December 1888. He was the son of Stephen Charles Savage (1858-1919) and Eliza Alice Woods (1862-1925).
Charles first appears on the 1891 census with his parents (his father is listed as a mariner) and elder siblings Lillian (b. 1884) and Steave (b. 1887) at an address (Silcotts ?) in Brightlingsea. Another child, Winifred (b. 1883), is absent at the time. Winifred later married Titanic crewman Sidney Conrad Siebert
On the 1901 census the family are resident at 110 Sidney Street, also in Brightlingsea. By the time of the 1911 census the Savage family are resident at 14 Lower Park Road, Brightlingsea; Charles is absent though.
When Charles signed on to the Titanic he gave his address as 8 Harold Road, Southampton, the same address given by his brother-in-law Sidney Siebert. His last ship had been the Rannoch and as a steward he would earn £3 15s per month.
Savage was rescued in lifeboat 11.
Charles continued his career at sea and, according to family, was a prominent member of the Brightlingsea football team. He was married in early 1932 to Edith Monica Brown (b. 1882 in London), a divorcee who had been married three times previously, twice to the same man and who had two children.
Charles and Edith emigrated around the mid-1940s to Canada and later settled in Port Alberni, British Columbia. Edith died on 23 March 1954. Charles himself died in Port Alberni on 21 May 1957 aged 68.
References and Sources
General Register Office Index of Births Marriages and Deaths
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
Gavin Bell, UK