Mr Robert Couper was born in Southampton on 27th March 1882.1
In later 1910 he married Emily Alice Westbury (1886-1963). They lived at 101 Dukes Road, Southampton.2
When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, he gave his address as 101 Dukes Road (Southampton). Prior to joining the Titanic he had served on the Olympic. As a Fireman he received £6 per month. He came aboard at 6 a.m. on 10 April.
Couper was rescued (possibly in lifeboat 3).
He died on the 31st December 1941 at Southampton Docks.
The date 27th March 1882 comes from his CR10 identity card (from c.1919). In the document he gives his height as: 5ft 2.5in, with blue eyes and brown hair. His address at the time was 2 Surrey Place, Kingsland, Southampton.
In the 1911 census Emily is listed as is her mother Alice Frances Westbury (nee Blanchard, 1865-1936). She indicates that she has had a child but it is not clear if the child is absent or dead.
References and Sources
United States Senate, Washington 1912. n° 806, Crew List
Crew Particulars of Engagement
GRO Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths
National Archives (CR10 Identity Card, Discharge #680491)
Michael Poirier, USA
Brian Ticehurst, UK
Bill Wormstedt, USA
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Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mr Robert Couper
Born: Monday 27th March 1882 in
Southampton Hampshire England
Age: 30 years and 19 days.
Marital Status: Married.
Last Residence: at 101 Dukes Road Southampton Hampshire England
Last Ship: Olympic
First Embarked: Southampton on Saturday 6th April 1912
Rescued (boat 3)
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Died: Wednesday 31st December 1941
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