Master Frank John William Goldsmith
Master Frank John William Goldsmith, 9, was born December 19, 1902 the son of Frank Goldsmith and Emily Alice Brown. The family were from from Stroud Kent.
Frankie boarded the Titanic at Southampton with his parents.
Frankie and his mother were rescued, probably in Collapsible D (some historians suggest "C"); his father perished.
Frankie and his mother settled in Detroit, where he grew up near to Tiger Stadium; when the Tigers played, the roar of the crowds reminded him of the sound of the Titanic sinking; consequently, Frankie never took his children to baseball games.
As a young man Frankie gained employment as a milk cart driver, a job he held for many years. He served as a civilian employee of the U.S. Air Force photographic division during World War II.
Frank Goldsmith was married to Victoria in 1926 and they had three sons. Victoria was born August 28, 1905 and died in Florida, September 1993, aged 88.
After the war Goldsmith and his family moved to Ashland, Ohio. He opened the Mansfield Photo Supply store in 1948 and retired in 1973.
He and his wife travelled extensively, wintering in Arizona among other places. He died of heart failure on 27th January 1982 after moving to Florida for the second time.
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CreditsMelissa Freed, USA
Thomas W. Goldsmith, USA
Mindy Johnston, USA
Peter Engberg-Klarström, Sweden
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Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Master Frank John William Goldsmith
Born: Friday 19th December 1902
Age: 9 years (Male)
Last Residence: in Strood Kent England
3rd Class Passengers
First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 363291 , £20 10s 6d
Destination: Detroit Michigan United States
Rescued (boat C)
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Died: Wednesday 27th January 1982
Cause of Death: Cause Not Disclosed