Kate Florence Phillips

Miss Kate Florence Phillips (Mrs Marshall)

Kate Florence Phillips

Miss Kate Florence Phillips, was born 1 January 1893 in Worcester, England.

She boarded the Titanic, as a second class passenger, at Southampton.

She worked as an assistant in a confectioner's shop and, having stated a relationship with the shop's married owner Henry Samuel Morley was eloping with him, she travelled under the name of Mrs Marshall. 

Miss Phillips was rescued (possibly in lifeboat 11).

Kate Phillips gave birth to a daughter Ellen on 11 January 1913, raising the possibility that the baby had been conceived on the Titanic.

She married Frederick H. Watson in Brentford in 1918, but later suferred from mental illness. She was committed to an asylum and the marriage failed.  Probably a consequence of her illness Kate was neglectful as a mother and Ellen was often looked after by her grandparents.

Kate died 27 March 1964 (other sources say 1958).

References and Sources

1901, 1911 Census
Geller, Judith B. ‘Titanic: Women and Children First’ Haynes
Daily Mail 2002, 2012

Credits
Gavin Bell, UK
Peter Engberg, Sweden
Senan Molony, Ireland

Pictures

Henry Morley

HENRY MORLEY

 
Kate Phillips and her daughter Ellen

KATE PHILLIPS AND HER DAUGHTER ELLEN

 
Birth Cert of Kate's daughter Ellen

BIRTH CERT OF KATE'S DAUGHTER ELLEN

 

Articles and Stories

Kate Phillips' daughter's story (Conceived on Titanic claim)

KATE PHILLIPS' DAUGHTER'S STORY (CONCEIVED ON TITANIC CLAIM)

 
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