Charles H. Haines, Jr., was born in Dorchester on February 14, 1888, to Charles H. Haines and his wife, Florence, who had married the year before. Charles, Sr., had moved to 16 Warner Street in 1886, when the house was newly-built.
Charles, Jr., attended the Oliver Wendell Holmes School and Dorchester High School. He registered for the draft for World War I on June 5, 1917. He was described as slender, 5 feet 9 inches tall, with black hair and hazel eyes. His entry in the 1910 U.S. Census states that he was working as a salesman in a lace store. In 1917, he was living at 16 Warner Street and working as a traveling salesman for Shoninger Bros., New York, NY.
Charles, Jr., enlisted in the aviation section of the Signal Corps at the outbreak of the war and received his general traiing at Princeton. He then went to Texas, where he received his commission. He was a member of the first provisional wing of the army aero corps. Charles died in Hempstead, NY, in July 1918, when he was piloting a “giant Haviland battle plane,” which fell to the ground.