Mr Charles Taylor 1 signed on to the Titanic as an Able-Bodied Seaman, on 6 April 1912, giving his birthplace as London, his age as 35 and his local address as 85 High Street, Southampton. His last ship was the Somali and his wages were £5 per month.
Taylor married Florence Hellen (née Taylor, 16 December 1880-17 January 1960) in Seasalter, near Blean, Kent on 16 November 1904. When he married he gave both his name and that of his father as Charles William Frederick Taylor.
The couple went on to have three children: William (1908-1955), Florence Hilda May (1909-2004) and Lillian Alice (1910-1990).
Census records indicate that the family had spent time living in Portsmouth and Whitstable in Kent before settling in Southampton in 1910. Although Charles is absent from the 1911 census his wife and children are shown as residing at Castle House 85 High Street, Southampton2.
Taylor died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
Florence, Charles' widow became active in the commitee set up to raise funds for a Titanic memorial in Southamption.
In 1915 Florence remarried to John Egan (1887-1934) and they had another daughter named Helen (1920-1991).
The family remained in Southampton and Florence (again widowed) and her married daughter daughter Lilian were still living at Castle House, 85 High Street in 1939. The house was bombed in 1940.
Taylor's daughter Florence was married to Alan Edward Carver (1897-1978) in 1930, and then married in 1952 to William J. Stokes. She died in 2004 in New Forest, Hampshire aged 95.
His other daughter Lilian Alice married Leonard John Hooper (1908-1981) in 1929. Lilian died in 1990.
His son William is believed to have married, he died in 1955.
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