Mrs Annie Margaret Hold (née Hill)
Mrs Stephen Hold (Margaret Annie Hill) was born in the village of Porthoustock, Cornwall in 1884 (1). She was the daughter of Mary Alberta Hill and grand-daughter of James Hill, a fisherman who was also the coxswain of the Porthoustock Lifeboat.
Annie married Stephen Hold also originally of Porthoustock at the parish church in St Keverne on 18 October 1909. He was by then an American citizen having moved, in the early 1880's, to Sacramento, California. After their marriage they both moved to live in Sacramento at 630 M Street (since renamed Capitol Mall).
They returned to England in November 1911, staying for part of the time with her husband's mother and aunt's at 31 St Georges Terrace, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon. During their stay they also visited her mother (by this time married and called Mrs Gregory) who was living at 99 Irsha Street, Appledore, North Devon. They also went to visit her grandfather in Porthoustock, Cornwall. A San Francisco newspaper article reported that Annie's husband had sent a post card to his employer (W. H. Bradley) in April 1912 saying that they were shortly to return to Sacramento. Interestingly the card bore a Liverpool postmark which may indicate they were due to return to America from Liverpool and, like so many others, their passage was switched to the Titanic because of the coal strikes.
They embarked Titanic at Southampton under ticket number 26707 costing £26 0s for them both, travelling in second class.
Annie was saved in lifeboat 10 and it appears she lived in Sacramento for a while after the tragedy. She later returned to Cornwall where she found work as a bookeeper. She had been left $4000 in her husband's will.
She lived in the St Keverne area for the remainder of her life, most of the time spent suffering from severe rheumatism as a result of the tragedy. She went on to marry for a second time to Joseph Northey Bailey.
Annie died on 1 March 1960 and was buried in the parish churchyard of St Keverne.
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Sources differ: The Board of Trade list gives her age as 29. The immigration list records her age as 36 her death certificate and grave indicate she aged 76 at the time of her death in 1960.
References and Sources
The Cornishman, 16 May 1912, Cornish Lady's Experience Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55) General Register Office Certificate of Death List or Manifest of Alien Passengers for the United States Immigration Officer At Port of Arrival (Date: 18th-19th June 1912, Ship: Carpathia) ? National Archives, NWCTB-85-T715-Vol. 4183.
CreditsStephen Coombes, UK Chris Dohany, USA Michael A. Findlay, USA Phillip Gowan, USA Homer Thiel, USA Brian Ticehurst, UK Geoff Whitfield, UK
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Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mrs Annie Margaret Hold (née Hill)
Age: 29 years (Female)
Married to: Stephen
Last Residence: in Porthoustock Cornwall England
2nd Class Passengers
First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 26707 , £26
Destination: Sacramento California United States
Rescued (boat 10)
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Died: Tuesday 1st March 1960
Travelling Companions (on same ticket)