CHIEF BOATSWAINS MATE CHARLES ANDREW BEAUSTON was born on July 31, 1886 in Detroit, Michigan to John Beauston and his wife, the former Amelia Griffin. He joined the United States Navy as a young man, and was aboard the USS Louisiana (BB-19) in 1907 when that ship, as part of President Theodore Roosevelt's Great White Fleet, sailed around the world. Chief Beauston retired from the Navy around 1923, then went into the United States Naval Reserve.
The April 1930 Census shows Charles Beauston and his wife, the former Rose Griffin, living in Jersey City, New Jersey and working as a bank guard. Later that year, when the 1931 Camden City Directory was compiled, he was living at 155 Eutaw Avenue in Camden and was working as a bank guard in Philadelphia. He later settled in Waterford Township NJ. He remained a member of the United States Naval Reserve.
Charles Beauston was called back to service in December 1941, just after Pearl Harbor was attacked. He was taken ill while on active duty, and was discharged in June of 1942. Chief Beauston died in December of 1942. His death was reported in the December 17, 1942 edition of the Camden Courier-Post. Survived by his wife Rose, he was buried at New Camden Cemetery in Camden NJ on December 19, 1942. Mrs. Beauston later moved back to Camden, and was living at 3300 River Avenue in Cramer Hill when the 1947 City Directory was compiled.
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