Tarrant, Charles G. R.

Charles G. R. Tarrant U.S. Navy WWII
Charles G. R. Tarrant U.S. Navy WWII

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Date of Birth: 8/8/1912
Died On: 9/18/1989 Last Residence: 10573 Port Chester, Westchester, New York, USA
Street Address: 144 Maple Avenue
Service Number: unknown
Branch of Service: U.S. Navy-WWII

Veteran Code: USN-262

Charles G. R. Tarrant

Charles G. R. Tarrant was born Aug 28 1914 in Jacksonville Fla to Daniel and Georgianna Tarrant. Along with his sisters Minnie and Beatrice his brother Mark and his widowed mother his family lived at 144 Maple Avenue.

Charles was a Rye High School Graduate, Class of 1934. In high school he ran track and played football. In track he was elected captain of the team as a junior and he had already set four school records.

Out standing on a team which featured even balance rather than individual brilliance was Captain Charlie Tarrant, Rye's "midnight express", who set a mark for future generations of track stars in Westchester to shoot at by compiling no less than 92 points during the season. Tarrant went undefeated in the 100 and 220, winning 12 straight sprint races, and climaxed his High School career by flashing 100 yards in 9.9 (timed on three watches) against Greenwich, faster than any Westchester school boy ever has run before. In addition to this, the Garnet leader set up a new Rye record of 22.5 in the 220, a mark also under the county standard, and created new Rye distances in the broad and high jumps.
Friday, June 15, 1934 THE RYE CHRONICLE

In 1935 Charles married Helen Blunt in Port Chester and they would have two daughters. He enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

After the war, for 37 years Charles worked at Arnold’s Bakery. In the early 1970s he opened the Cavalier Club Restaurant in Port Chester He closed it around 1980.

Charles was a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Port Chester

Charles Tarrant a 75-year-old former restaurant owner who lived in Port Chester for more than 60 years fell six stories to his death from his apartment window early Monday September 18,1989.

Police were calling the incident an apparent suicide The Westchester County Medical Examiner’s Office said yesterday. Charles had apparently died from injuries caused by the fall. Police said they were still investigating.

Relatives told authorities that Charles had been extremely depressed after returning from a recent vacation. Police said he had attempted suicide four years earlier.

Charles’s daughter Diane Jones of New York' City recently moved into her father’s apartment at 350 S Regent St so a family member could check on him regularly. When she tried his bedroom door about 2:15 as she found it locked. She called relatives who finally pried open the door. From the veranda they saw his body on the lawn below.

Aside from his daughter Diane, he was survived by another daughter Sylvia Parham of Silver Springs Md. a sister Minnie Smith of the Bronx, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 53 years in 1988

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