George Andrew Brereton

Mr George Andrew Brereton (George Arthur Brayton / Bradley)

George Andrew Brereton

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[279])
Walter Lord (1986) The Night Lives On: Thoughts, Theories and Revelations about the Titanic. London, Penguin. ISBN 0 140 27900 8

Credits

Phillip Gowan, USA
Mike Herbold, USA
Debra McWilliams, USA
Arne Mjaland
Hermann Söldner, Germany

Pictures

George Brereton

(1925) 

GEORGE BRERETON

 
Grave of George Brereton

GRAVE OF GEORGE BRERETON

 

Articles and Stories

Tragedy Repeats in Dual Suicide

Los Angeles Times  (1942) 

TRAGEDY REPEATS IN DUAL SUICIDE

 
George A. Brereton - Mystery Man

Titanic Research  (2001) 

GEORGE A. BRERETON - MYSTERY MAN

 
SWINDLERS AT WORK IN TITANIC LIFEBOATS

The Sun (New York)  (1912) 

SWINDLERS AT WORK IN TITANIC LIFEBOATS

 
READS BULLETIN, COLLAPSES

New York Times  (1912) 

READS BULLETIN, COLLAPSES

 
HOW THE HARRISES PARTED

New York Times  (1912) 

HOW THE HARRISES PARTED

 
RACE SWINDLER SUSPECTS HELD

Los Angeles Times  (1933) 

RACE SWINDLER SUSPECTS HELD

 
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