Mr Thomas Ranger
Thomas Ranger was born 10 December 1882 in Northam, Southampton, Hampshire, England the son of George William Ranger (1848-1909), a coal porter, and Ann (nee Ashbolt, 1854-1902). He had nine known siblings including: Mary Ann Ranger (1873-1923), Ellen Louisa Ranger (1875-1941), George W Ranger (1875-1959), Elizabeth Maria Ranger (born 1878), Kate Ranger (born 1889), Fanny Ranger (born 1890) and Beatrice Lucy Ranger (1893-1976).
Tom joined the Royal Navy as a stoker. In 1901 he was listed in the census aboard the Duke of Wellington in Portsmouth Harbour.
In 1906 he married Isabel Pendry (1882 - 1947). In the 1911 census he was listed as a housebuilder bricklayer living with his wife at 81 Middle Road, Sholing. He gave this same address when he signed on to the Titanic as a greaser on 6 April 1912.
He was rescued from the sinking in lifeboat 4.
He continued at sea, a 1921 identity card identifies post-war ships he served on as including the Gaelic Star and the Orbita.
His wife Isabel died on 4 December 1947, they don't appear to have had any children. In 1954 Tom remarried to recently widowed Emma Elderfield (nee Hartnett) 1.
He died in Southampton on 23 July 1964.
Articles and Stories
Emma Elizabeth Hartnett (21 Dec 1886-1972) was first married to William John Prince (1885-1939) with whom she had two children. In 1941, two years after his death, she remarried to widower Seymour J. Elderfield (1874-1954).
References and Sources
National Archives, CR10 Identity card c.1921
Link and cite this page
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Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mr Thomas Ranger
Born: Sunday 10th December 1882 in Southampton Hampshire England
Age: 29 years 4 months and 5 days. (Male)
Married to: Isabel Pendry
Last Residence: at 81 Middle Road Sholing Hampshire England
Last Ship: Adriatic
First Embarked: Southampton on Saturday 6th April 1912
Rescued (boat 4)
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Died: Thursday 23rd July 1964