Mr Charles Cresson Jones

Mr Charles Cresson Jones, 46, was born 22 January 1866.

Jones was superintendent of a large estate in Bennington, Vermont. He had been in England to buy sheep and on 5 April 1912 attended an estate sale of livestock at Puddletrenthide in Dorset, the property of Edmund Barkworth, the brother of Algernon Barkworth who survived the sinking of the Titanic.

To return to the USA Jones boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a first class passenger (ticket number 694, £26).

Mr Jones died in the sinking, his body was recovered by the MacKay Bennett (#80) and was delivered to Dr. James H. Donnelly on May 1, 1912 for transportation to Bennington, Vermont.

NO. 80. - MALE. - ESTIMATED AGE, 45. - HAIR, LIGHT.

CLOTHING - Evening dress; grey leather-lined overcoat; black boots.

EFFECTS - Silver watch, with "C. C. J."; gold pencil; three gold studs; letters; knife; eyeglasses; American Express Co.; cheque book; $19.00 in bills; pocket book; 13s. 4 1/2d., and £2 5s 3d. in purse.

FIRST CLASS.

NAME - C. C. JONES,
Bennington, Vermont.


He was buried at the Old Congregational Church Cemetery, Bennington, Vermont.

 

References and Sources

Unidentified Newspaper (1912) Recent sales by Messrs. Hy Duke And Son
Fate Deals a Hand, Titanic Commutator, Volume 6, Number 4, Winter 1982
Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (Public Archives of Nova Scotia) (#80)
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN 21 SDNYCIVCAS 55[279]).
Brian Ticehurst (1996) Titanic''s Memorials World-wide: Where they are Located. ISBN 1 871733 05 7

Credits
John Elverson, UK
Craig Stringer, UK
Geoff Whitfield, UK

Pictures

1912 Home of Charles Cresson Jones, Bennington, Vermont

1912 HOME OF CHARLES CRESSON JONES, BENNINGTON, VERMONT

 

Articles and Stories

Gravestone

GRAVESTONE

 
Rescued Passenger Brings Word of Lost Superintendent

Evening Banner  (1912) 

RESCUED PASSENGER BRINGS WORD OF LOST SUPERINTENDENT

 
Fate Deals a Hand [excerpt]

Titanic Commutator  (1982) 

FATE DEALS A HAND [EXCERPT]

 
Old Congregational Church Cemetery, Bennington, Vermont

OLD CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH CEMETERY, BENNINGTON, VERMONT

 
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