Charles Duane Williams (August 11th, 1860 - April 15th, 1912) was an American lawyer who died on the Titanic. He was travelling with his son, Richard Norris Williams II, back to America, where his wife, Lydia Biddle Williams-White lived.
After the collision with the iceberg, Charles and Richard went to the bar, only to find out it was closed.
During the sinking, Charles and Richard were on the boat deck. They jumped into the water and started swimming away. Richard was swimming ahead of Charles when the forward funnel began to fall. Richard saw the funnel collapse, killing his father.
Richard would go on to become an American tennis player.