Mr Frank Archibald Robert Mason
Mr Frank Archibald Robert Mason, 32, was born in Southampton on 10th April 18801 the son of Southampton dock labourer John Mason (1843-1919) and Elizabeth (nee Dawson, 1842-1903).
At the time of the 1881 census he was living at 5 Birmingham Street, Southampton with his parents and five siblings. Ten years later the family were at 6 Chandos St, Southampton. The parents remained at that address for the 1901 census but Frank is not listed.
He was married to Ruth Cooper (1888-1958) in 19102. In the 1911 census they were listed living at 20 Nelson Street, Southampton his occupation was given as Seagoing Fireman - White Star Line.
When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, Frank Mason gave his address as 30a Waverly Road, (Southampton). He had transferred from the Oruba. As a Fireman he received monthly wages of £6.
Frank continued to work amongst ships. When his daughter Gwendolyn Iris Mason (1922 - 2001, later known as Mary) was born on 30th October 1922, he was listed on her birth certificate as a 'Boiler (Ship Yard)". At the time their home address was 43a Orchard Lane, Southampton.
Frank A. R. Mason died in early 1953 in Southampton. He was 723.
References and Sources
United States Senate, Washington 1912. n° 806, Crew List
Philip Hind (Editor)
Peter Engberg-Klarström, Sweden
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