News from 1901 Death of Capt Kennedy

Mark Baber

Jul 4, 2000
The New York Times, 4 August 1901

Capt. Charles William Kennedy
BOSTON, Aug. 3--Capt. Charles William Kennedy, for many years commander
of the steamship Germanic of the White Star Steamship Company, died at
his home in Cambridge to-day of a paralytic shock. He was seventy-three
years of age. He was born at St. Helena, where his father was one of
the guards of Napoleon Bonaparte, during his imprisonment on the island.
He had been in command of boats of the Cunard Line when he accepted an
offer from the White Star Company.

Almost losing the sight of his eyes, he was compelled to leave the
service, and he resigned his command in November, 1886. Capt. Kennedy
had a wonderful record as a life saver. He rescued no less than forty-six
persons from drowning. For the saving of the lives of twenty-six men,
the crew of the steamship Harworth [sic; should be "Hurworth"] on Dec.
1, 1881, in midocean, he was awarded a gold medal by the Liverpool
Humane Society, and for rescuing nineteen of the crew of the Assyrian in
a gale on Nov. 20, 1872, while commanding the Baltic, he received from
the same society a silver medal.


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