Mr Alexander Taylor jr Compton
Mr Alexander Taylor Compton, Jr. was born on 16 August 1874.
He boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg as a first class passenger together with his mother Mary and sister Sara. Alexander occupied cabin E-52.
A bachelor, Mr Compton and his family traveled extensively and owned various hotels in New Hampshire, Louisiana, and maintained a summer residence at the Laurel House in Lakewood, New Jersey.
When the Titanic was sinking Compton calmly reassured his mother and sister that he would follow them in another lifeboat. Mrs Compton desired to remain with her son rather than leave him. "Don't be foolish, mother. You and sister go ahead. I'll look out for myself."
Alexander Compton did not survive the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
He was memorialized on the family monument in Newark, New Jersey.
Articles and Stories
References and Sources
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55)
CreditsMichael A. Findlay, USA
Craig Stringer, UK
Geoff Whitfield, UK
Link and cite this page
(2013) Alexander Taylor jr Compton Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #79, accessed 7th December 2013 11:48:40 AM) URL : http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/alexander-taylor-compton.html
Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mr Alexander Taylor jr Compton
Born: Sunday 16th August 1874
Age: 37 years (Male)
Last Residence: in Lakewood New Jersey United States
1st Class Passengers
First Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 17756 , £83 3s 2d
Cabin No.: E52
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912).
Body Not Recovered