Mr Charles Edward McEntee was born at 4 Hill Street in Belfast, Ireland on 7 February 1872. Coming from a Roman Catholic family, he was the son of Edward McEntee, a stationer, and Ellen Jane McDonnell.
As a younger man McEntee had served in the British Army from 1891 to 1903 but later mainly made his living as a farrier.
He was married in St Patrick’s Church, Belfast on 22 October 1904 to Charlotte Dornan (b. circa 1876), a millworker, but the couple had no children. By the time of the 1911 census they were residents of 4 Economy Place, Belfast and McEntee was described as a casual labourer.
McEntee’s ship prior to Titanic had been the Buffaloe. He joined Titanic at Belfast for the delivery trip to Southampton where he then disembarked.
Whilst a resident of 51 Vere Street in Belfast and despite being over 40 (although he downsized his age), McEntee enlisted with the British Army in August 1914 as part of the war effort and served as a farrier. He stood at 5’ 5¾” and had brown hair, grey eyes and a fresh complexion. He was discharged from service in April 1916 due to his being no longer fit for service.
Charles McEntee died in Belfast on 20 January 1940 aged 67. His widow Charlotte died on 31 August 1955.