Sibley George Richards

Master Sibley George Richards

Sibley George Richards

Master Sibley George Richards (George), 10 months was born at 'The Meadow', Newlyn, Cornwall on 17 June 191 1. The son of Mr Sibley Richards and Mrs Emily Richards (ne Hocking). He was named after his father and maternal gr grandfather. He travelled second class on Titanic with his mother and brother, William Rowe Richards bound for Akron Ohio to rejoin his father.

He survived the sinking in lifeboat 4 and returned to West Cornwall in 1914 with his parents and brother. He continued to live in West Cornwall for the rest of his life, he married Elizabeth James and they had one son, Anthony George.

He died on 4 December, 1987 in Penzance one month before his brother Willy, and is interred in the Paul Cemetery, Paul Cornwall, with his wife. His son and two grandchildren still live in West Cornwall.


Steve Coombes, UK

Documents
Cornish Life Magazine, 1981, Article

References
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])
List or Manifest of Alien Passengers for the United States Immigration Officer At Port Of Arrival (Date: 18th-19th June 1912, Ship: Carpathia) - National Archives, NWCTB 85 T715 Vol 4183

Contributors
Margaret Ball
Stephen Coombes, UK
Chris Dohany, USA
Jeannette Francis, UK
Brian Ticehurst, UK
Geoff Whitfield, UK
Homer Thiel, USA

Pictures

Emily Richards and sons

(1912) 

EMILY RICHARDS AND SONS

 

Articles and Stories

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West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser  (1912) 

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Our Boys on the 'Titanic'

Primitive Methodist Leader  (1912) 

OUR BOYS ON THE 'TITANIC'

 
Titanic Disaster, Westcountry Passengers and Crew

Western Morning News  (1912) 

TITANIC DISASTER, WESTCOUNTRY PASSENGERS AND CREW

 
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