Ernest Charles Cann

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Ernest Charles Cann

Also Known As: "From: Penwithick Cornwall England"
Birthdate: (21)
Death: April 15, 1912 (17-25)
TITANIC at sea (Died in the sinking. Body Not Recovered)
Immediate Family:

Son of William Cann
Husband of Emmie Johns

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About Ernest Charles Cann


  • Name: Mr Ernest Charles Cann
  • Born: 1891
  • Age: 21 years
  • Last Residence: in Penwithick Cornwall England
  • Occupation: Miner
  • 3rd Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 2152 , £8 1s
  • Died in the sinking.
  • Body Not Recovered

Mr Ernest Charles Cann was born in c. 1883 1 the son of William Cann.

Ernest later moved to Penwithick near St Austell, Cornwall where he worked as a china clay labourer. He was married to Emmie Johns on 4 November 1911.

Mr Cann boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger along with his friend William Saundercock, also of Penwithick. His ticket (#2152) cost £8 1s. His destination in the USA is not known.

Ernest Cann died in the sinking, his body was not recovered.


In some documents his age is given as 21, his marriage certificate gives his age as 28 in 1911.


  • Marriage Certificate


  • Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])


  • Steve Coombes, UK
  • Chris Dohany, USA
  • Brian Ticehurst, UK
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Ernest Charles Cann's Timeline

April 15, 1912
Age 21
TITANIC at sea