Alexander Taylor jr Compton

Mr Alexander Taylor jr Compton

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.

 
Courtesy of Michael A. Findlay, USA

References and Sources

Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])

Credits
Michael A. Findlay, USA
Craig Stringer, UK
Geoff Whitfield, UK

Pictures

Compton Family Plot - Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Newark, New Jersey

COMPTON FAMILY PLOT - MOUNT PLEASANT CEMETERY, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY

 

Articles and Stories

COMPTONS TELL OF TITANIC DISASTER

Asbury Park Evening Press  (1912) 

COMPTONS TELL OF TITANIC DISASTER

 
LAKEWOOD WOMEN ARE AMONG SAVED

Asbury Park Evening Press  (1912) 

LAKEWOOD WOMEN ARE AMONG SAVED

 
COMPTON CARRIED HEAVY INSURANCE

Shore Press  (1912) 

COMPTON CARRIED HEAVY INSURANCE

 
MRS. COMPTON TELLS OF TITANIC DISASTER

Newark Evening News  (1912) 

MRS. COMPTON TELLS OF TITANIC DISASTER

 
LAKEWOOD INQUIRIES

Newark Evening News  (1912) 

LAKEWOOD INQUIRIES

 
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