Mr Charles Henry Chapman

Charles Henry Chapman

Mr Charles Henry Chapman, 52, was born in Cape Town, South Africa, the son of Catherine Cecelia Roome and James Chapman (explorer of the African interior). Catherine was the daughter of Catherine Cecelia Bushnell and Capt William Roome. Catherine Bushnell was born in Virginia and her father also a sea captain apparently settled in Nova Scotia.

Chapman boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a second class passenger (ticket number 248731, 13 10s), he carried with him the family bible belonging to his grandparents' family in Virginia and/or Nova Scotia, Chapman himself lived in The Bronx, NY.

Chapman died in the sinking, his body was later recovered by the Mackay-Bennett.

NO. 130. - MALE.

CLOTHING - Dark suit; abdominal belt.

EFFECTS - Silver cigarette case; garnet tie pin; garnet ring; papers; gold mounted cuff links; $200; two gold studs; fountain pen; knife; pipe; 2 10s. gold in purse.



The body was forwarded to J. J. Griffin of 2282 7th Ave, NY on 2nd May 1912 and he was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, in Bronx, New York. Close to the grave of fellow victim Arthur Nicholson.

Pat Frykberg

References and Sources
White Star Line (1912.) Record of Bodies and Effects (Passengers and Crew S.S. "Titanic") Recovered by Cable Steamer "MacKay Bennett" Including Bodies Buried at Sea and Bodies Delivered at Morgue in Halifax, N.S. Public Archives of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S., Manuscript Group 100, Vol. 229, No. 3d, Accession 1976-191, 76 pp., unpaged.(#130)
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])


Chapman Grave



Articles and Stories

He Advertises for Missing Relative

New York Herald  (1912) 


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