Charles Henry (Charley) Chapman

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Charles Henry (Charley) Chapman

Birthdate: (52)
Birthplace: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Death: April 15, 1912 (52)
At Sea - Titanic Casualty (Died in the sinking. Body recovered )
Place of Burial: Bronx, NY, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Chapman and Catherine Cecelia Mary Roome
Husband of Ellen V Chapman
Father of William C Chapman; Ralph Howard Chapman and Adele C Chapman
Brother of Henry Samuel Chapman; William James Bushell Chapman; Kate Romania Chapman; Ada Cecelia Stevens; ? Chapman and 1 other

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About Charles Henry (Charley) Chapman

Mr Charles Henry Chapman

  • Age: 52 years
  • Last Residence: in Bronx New York United States
  • 2nd Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 248731 , £13 10s
  • Destination: Bronx New York United States
  • Died in the sinking.
  • Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 130)
  • Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery Bronx New York United States

Mr Charles Henry Chapman, 52, was born in Cape Town, South Africa, the son of Catherine Cecelia Roome and James Chapman (explorer of the African interior). Catherine was the daughter of Catherine Cecelia Bushnell and Capt William Roome. Catherine Bushnell was born in Virginia and her father also a sea captain apparently settled in Nova Scotia.

Chapman boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a second class passenger (ticket number 248731, £13 10s), he carried with him the family bible belonging to his grandparents' family in Virginia and/or Nova Scotia, Chapman himself lived in The Bronx, NY.

Chapman died in the sinking, his body was later recovered by the Mackay-Bennett.

NO. 130. - MALE.

CLOTHING - Dark suit; abdominal belt.

EFFECTS - Silver cigarette case; garnet tie pin; garnet ring; papers; gold mounted cuff links; $200; two gold studs; fountain pen; knife; pipe; £2 10s. gold in purse.



The body was forwarded to J. J. Griffin of 2282 7th Ave, NY on 2nd May 1912 and he was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, in Bronx, New York. Close to the grave of fellow victim Arthur Nicholson.

References and Sources

  • White Star Line (1912.) Record of Bodies and Effects (Passengers and Crew S.S. "Titanic") Recovered by Cable Steamer "MacKay Bennett" Including Bodies Buried at Sea and Bodies Delivered at Morgue in Halifax, N.S. Public Archives of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S., Manuscript Group 100, Vol. 229, No. 3d, Accession 1976-191, 76 pp., unpaged.(#130)
  • Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])


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Charles Henry (Charley) Chapman's Timeline

June 19, 1859
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Age 26
United States
January 12, 1889
Age 29
United States
Age 31
United States
April 15, 1912
Age 52
At Sea - Titanic Casualty
May 1912
Age 52
Bronx, NY, United States