Charles Alexander Fortune

Charles Alexander Fortune

Mr Charles Alexander Fortune, 19, was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, 13 October 1892, the only son of Mark and Mary Fortune. He had just graduated the year before from Bishop's College in Lennoxville, Quebec with citations of academic and athletic excellence. He was about to enroll in McGill University when he returned from a Grand Tour of Europe on the Titanic.

He boarded at Southampton as a first class passenger. He travelled with his parents and three sisters, Ethel Flora, Alice Elizabeth, and Mabel. They occupied cabins C-23-25-27.

Charles and his father lost their lives in the sinking, their bodies were never recovered.

References and Sources

Alan Hustak (1999) Titanic: The Canadian Story. Vehicule Press, ISBN-1-55065-113-7

Newspaper Articles

Manitoba Free Press (20 April 1912) Fortune Family Parted in Boat in Good Cheer
Women Had No Idea of Serious Condition of the Titanic
New York Times (20 April 1912) WOMEN REVEALED AS HEROINES BY WRECK (2)
Washington Times (22 April 1912) DRESSED IN SKIRTS MAN LEFT TITANIC

Images

Charles Alexander Fortune
Winnipeg Tribune (1912) Charles Fortune

Graves and Memorials

Memorial Plaque
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Comment and discuss

The Fortune Family Descendants (55 posts)
Gretchen Longley and a Fortune sister (7 posts)
Mabel Fortune (2 posts)
How many trousseaus were lost in the Titanic (1 post)

Credits

Pat Cook, USA
Phillip Gowan, USA
Alan Hustak, Canada

Link and cite this biography

Encyclopedia Titanica (2017) Charles Alexander Fortune (ref: #117, last updated: 20th September 2017, accessed 26th July 2021 18:17:03 PM)
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