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"In this photo, taken in Nagasaki, Japan, Carlton Jencks is pictured with other Floating Christian Endeavor crewmen from the Charleston in Japanese clothing. Jencks is holding the parasol." A History of the Floating Societies of the Christian Endeavor by Robert A. Danielson. First Fruits Press: 2014. p. 38.
"During this war several cases of sailors in the Floating Christian Endeavor became publicized in the U.S. Most notably was Carlton H. Jencks, a sailor who had originally been on the U.S.S. Charleston and helped found the Christian Endeavor Seaman’s Home at Nagasaki, Japan. He was eighteen years old when the Charleston was detained in Nagasaki for ten months. Realizing there was no place for young Christian sailors to stay in the port, Jencks and fellow Floating Christian Endeavor members, working with local missionaries, raised the money to buy and furnish the home. After his time on the Charleston, Jencks was transferred to the U.S.S. Maine as a gunner’s mate. Carlton H. Jencks was one of the many lost when the Maine was sunk in Havana, Cuba on February 15, 1898 leading to the start of the Spanish-American War and its rallying cry, “Remember the Maine!” He was twenty-one years old when he died." A History of the Floating Societies of the Christian Endeavor by Robert A. Danielson. First Fruits Press: 2014. pp. 36-37.
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