Mr George Andrew Brereton (George Arthur Brayton / Bradley)
Mr George Andrew Brereton (aka Bradley, Brayton etc.) was born on 11 November 1874 in Medelia, Minnesota, the son of Daniel Brereton, a native of Ireland and Mary Rohe Brereton from Germany. Later a resident of Los Angeles, CA he boarded the Titanic at Southampton (ticket number 111427, £26 11s). He was travelling under the alias Mr George Arthur Brayton. He was rescued in (possibly) lifeboat 9.
'Brayton' (a professional gambler) had been in the First Class smoking room stalking a victim when the ship struck. Even after the disaster, while travelling on the Carpathia back to New York, Brayton was still at work. He met another First Class passenger Charles Stengel on deck and after their return to New York attempted to involve him in a horse racing scam.
Brereton's first wife Grace committed suicide and he remarried to Hazel Rell two months later.
Brereton killed himself on 16 July 1942.
He is buried at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, California, USA
References and Sources
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55)
Philip Hind (Editor)
Phillip Gowan, USA
Related Articles and Documents
Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mr George Andrew Brereton (George Arthur Brayton / Bradley)
Cause of Death: Gunshot Wound
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