About Charles John Joughin
Marriages Dec 1906
JOUGHIN Charles John W. Derby 8b 658 WOODWARD Louisa W. Derby 8b 658
- Name: Mr Charles John Joughin
- Born: Sunday 3rd August 1879 in Birkenhead Merseyside England
- Age: 32 years 8 months and 12 days.
- Last Residence: at Elmhurst, Leighton Road, Shirley Southampton Hampshire England
- Occupation: Chief Baker
- Last Ship: Olympic
- Victualling crew
- First Embarked: Belfast on Monday 1st April 1912
- Rescued (boat B)
- Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
- Died: Sunday 9th December 1956
- Cause of Death: Pneumonia
- Buried: Cedar Lawn Cemetery Paterson New Jersey United States
Mr Charles John Joughin was born in Birkenhead, Liverpool on 3 August 1878.
He was on board the Titanic for her delivery trip from Belfast to Southampton. When he signed-on again, in Southampton on 4 April 1912, he gave his address as Elmhurst Leighton Rd., (Southampton). He transferred from the Olympic. As Chief Baker he received monthly wages of £12.
t was Joughin who fortified himself with alcohol, threw deck chairs overboard for flotation devices, rode the stern down and claims to have stepped into the water without getting his hair wet. He claims to have hung on to the side of Collapsible B for hours with most of his body submerged in the icy water, yet survived with virtually no ill effects.
He gave this statement at the British enquiry:
"I got to the starboard side of the poop; found myself in the water. I do not believe my head went under at all. I thought I saw some wreckage, swam towards it and found collapsible boat (B) with Lightoller and about twenty-five men on it. There was no room for me. I tried to get on, but was pushed off, but I hung around. I got around to the opposite side and cook Maynard, who recognised me, helped me and held on to me."
According to his obituary he was also on board the SS Oregon when it sank in Boston Harbor. He also served on ships operated by the American Export Lines, as well as on World War II troop transports.
His wife, Mrs Nellie Ripley Joughin, died in 1943. He died in Paterson, New Jersey on 9th December 1956 leaving a daughter, Miss Agnes Joughin, of Liverpool, a stepdaughter, Mrs Henry (Rose) Stoehr, of Paterson, and nieces and nephews.
References and Sources
- State Department of Health of New Jersey Certificate of Death
- Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
- Particulars of Engagement (Belfast), Ulster Folk and Transport Museum (TRANS 2A/45 381)
- Wreck Commissioners' Court, Proceedings before the Right Hon. Lord Mersey on a Formal Investigation Ordered by the Board of Trade into the Loss of the S.S. Titanic
- Phillip Gowan, USA
- Brian Ticehurst, UK
- Burial: 11 December 1956, Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, New Jersey, US4
- Occupation: 4 April 1912, Chief Baker, Titanic5
- Residence: 1956, 574 E. 23rd Street, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey
- Retirement: 1944
- Social Security Number: 086-12-5127
- Marriage: 17 November 1906, St. Mary's, Kirkdale, Liverpool Louisa Woodward
Charles John Joughin's Timeline
August 3, 1879
November 17, 1906
September 22, 1907
December 9, 1956
New Jersey, USA
Cedar Lawn Cemetery Paterson New Jersey United States