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Charles Henry Kennedy

RMS Carpathia Electrician

Mr Charles Henry Kennedy was born at 6 Iris Street in Kirkdale, Liverpool, England on 29 May 1881. He was the son of Bartlett Kennedy, a mariner, Catherine Smith. 

Charles’s father died when he was very young and his mother worked as a charwoman to support her family. Both he and his elder brother Bartlett, like their father before them, went to sea, Bartlett as a steward and Charles as an electrical engineer. In 1911 they lived at 20 Palmerston Drive in Litherland. 

In April 1912 Kennedy was serving as an electrician aboard the Carpathia when that ship rescued the survivors of the Titanic disaster. 

Kennedy was married in 1918 to Annie Conner (b. July 1881); they had no children and continued to make their home in Crosby.

Charles Kennedy died on 24 March 1943 and was buried in Everton Cemetery.  

Documents and Certificates


Brian J. Ticehurst (1996) The Titanic's rescuers : Captain Arthur Rostron and the crew of the Carpathia, (Occasional papers No.7), B & J Printers, ISBN 1871733073
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Carpathia Crew Summary

Name: Mr Charles Henry Kennedy
Age: 30 years 10 months and 17 days (Male)
Nationality: English
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Electrical Attendant
Ship: Carpathia
Died: Wednesday 24th March 1943 aged 61 years
Buried: Everton Cemetery, Fazakerley, Liverpool, Lancashire

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