August 3, 1878 – December 9, 1956
Charles Joughin was a baker on the Titanic. When the ship began to sink, he brought 13 loaves of bread to hungry lifeboat passengers. He also drank a large amount of whiskey, being certain he would not be on a lifeboat as crew.
Joughin threw deck chairs into the water as flotsam for those not in lifeboats. He miraculously survived after being in the freezing water for about 4 hours. He attributed his survival to the whiskey he drank.
Joughin died at age 78 and is buried in the Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, New Jersey.
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