Mr Charles Thomas Newman was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England in the latter months of 1879.
He was the son of Charles Newman (b. 1851), a dock stevedore, and Jane Elizabeth Redman (b. 1851), both Southampton natives who had married in 1871.
He had six known siblings: George (b. 1869), Ellen "Nellie" (b. 1873, later Mrs Henry John Clements), Jane (b. 1875), Milly "Minnie" (b. 1878, later Mrs George Noble), Arthur (b. 1887) and Violet (b. 1893).
He appears on the 1881 census living with his family at 12 Union Street, Southampton; by 1891 they are living at 42 Andersons Terrace. Still listed at the latter address by the time of the 1901 census Charles is absent and presumably at sea. He was again absent from the 1911 census but by then his widowed father (his mother died in 1903) was living as a boarder at 8 Richmond Street, Southampton.
When he signed-on to the Titanic on 6 April 1912 Newman, who was unmarried, gave his address as 9 Latimer Street, Southampton.1 His previous ship had been the Oceanic and as a storekeeper he received monthly wages of £6.
Charles Newman died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified.
His father remained in Southampton where he died in 1921.
Bill Wormstedt, USA
- 9 Latimer Street was the residence of Edward Johnson, a ship's cook, and his family. Charles' sister Nellie Clements was shown residing with them on the 1911 census.