Charles Cresson Jones (1866 - 1912) MP

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Birthplace: Just outside Philadelphia, USA
Death: Died in At Sea - Titanic Casualty
Cause of death: Died in the sinking. Body recovered
Occupation: superintendent of a large estate in Vermont
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About Charles Cresson Jones

http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/charles-cresson-jones.html

  • Name: Mr Charles Cresson Jones
  • Born: Monday 22nd January 1866
  • Age: 46 years
  • Last Residence: in Bennington Vermont United States
  • Occupation: Estate Manager
  • 1st Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 694 , £26
  • Died in the sinking.
  • Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 80)
  • Buried: Old Congregational Church Cemetery Bennington Vermont United States

Mr Charles Cresson Jones, 46, was born 22 January 1866.

A residdent of Bennington, Vermont, Jones boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a first class passenger (ticket number 694, £26). Jones was superintendent of a large estate in Vermont.

Mr Jones died in the sinking, his body was recovered by the MacKay Bennett (#80) and was delivered to Dr. James H. Donnelly on May 1, 1912 for transportation to Bennington, Vermont.

NO. 80. - MALE. - ESTIMATED AGE, 45. - HAIR, LIGHT.

CLOTHING - Evening dress; grey leather-lined overcoat; black boots.

EFFECTS - Silver watch, with "C. C. J."; gold pencil; three gold studs; letters; knife; eyeglasses; American Express Co.; cheque book; $19.00 in bills; pocket book; 13s. 4 1/2d., and £2 5s 3d. in purse.

FIRST CLASS.

NAME - C. C. JONES, Bennington, Vermont.

He was buried at the Old Congregational Church Cemetery, Bennington, Vermont.

References and Sources

  • Fate Deals a Hand, Titanic Commutator, Volume 6, Number 4, Winter 1982
  • Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (Public Archives of Nova Scotia) (#80)
  • Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN 21 SDNYCIVCAS 55[279]).
  • Brian Ticehurst (1996) Titanics Memorials World-wide: Where they are Located. ISBN 1 871733 05 7

Credits

  • Craig Stringer, UK
  • Geoff Whitfield, UK

http://www.benningtonbanner.com/local/ci_20393919/letters-telegrams-recount-local-mans-death-aboard-titanic

"Jones was born Jan. 22, 1866, outside of Philadelphia, but at the time of his death aboard the Titanic he was residing in Bennington. He worked as superintendent of the vast Fillmore Farms, the 4,000-acre estate of the Colgate family, founders of the toothpaste brand. A shepherd by trade, Jones had journeyed to England to purchase sheep from a Dorset, England, farmer named James Foot".

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Charles Cresson Jones's Timeline

1866
January 22, 1866
USA
1912
April 15, 1912
Age 46
At Sea - Titanic Casualty
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USA