Arthur Hayter

Mr Arthur Hayter

Arthur Hayter

Arthur Hayter was born in Mortlake, Surrey, England in 1867, his birth being registered in the September quarter of that year. His parents were Frederick Hayter (1827-1917) and Mary Ann Millard (1829-1917). His father was a native of Bagshot, Surrey and his mother hailed from Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire and they were married in Kingston in 1855.

Arthur first appears on the 1871 census as a resident at 199 High Street, Mortlake, Surrey with his parents and siblings: Mary Ann (b. 1856), Frederick (b. 1858), Laura (b. 1860), Walter (b. 1862), Florence (b. 1864) and George (b. 1870). His father is described as a grocer. Still in Mortlake by the time of the 1881 census Arthur has two additional siblings, Sarah (b. 1873) and Ada (b. 1875) and the family are resident at 2 Cambridge Cottage. On the 1891 census Arthur is recorded as a lodger at 84 Strand Road, Bootle, Lancashire and is described as a ship's steward.

Arthur was married in 1891 in Surrey to Amelia Harber (born in Homerton, London on August 4, 1866); together they would have three children: Harry Cornelius (1893-1944), Cyril Arthur (1895-1980) and Percival Frederick (1898-1959). On the 1901 census Arthur is absent but his wife and sons are resident at 17 Gloucester Road, West Derby, Lancashire. Back at home for the time of the 1911 census and living at 10 Mayflower Road, Shirley, Southampton with his wife and sons, Arthur is described as a steward for the White Star Line.

Arthur first signed-on to the Titanic in Belfast on 1 April 1912 and made the delivery trip to Southampton. When he signed again on 4 April 1912, he gave his address as 10 Mayflower Road and he had transferred from the Olympic. As a first class steward Arthur received monthly wages of £3 15s.

Arthur Hayter died in the sinking. His body was recovered by the Mackay-Bennett (#25). After his effects were listed he was buried at sea on 21 April 1912

 NO. 25. - MALE. - ESTIMATED AGE, 45. HAIR AND MOUSTACHE, DARK. GOING BALD; GOLD TOOTH.

CLOTHING - Grey overcoat, white coat marked "A. Hayter"; blue steward's coat, vest and pants; black boots; two pairstrousers; green and white shirt.

EFFECTS - Gold watch and chain; plain gold seal ring; silver match box, "A. H."; gold pencil case; gold stud; keys; knife; pipe; papers marked "A. Hayter."

STEWARD.

A. HAYTER.

Arthur's widow Amelia never remarried following the Titanic disaster. She remained in Hampshire and died in Fareham on July 4, 1926.

 

References and Sources

Crew Particulars of Engagement
White Star Line (1912.) Record of Bodies and Effects (Passengers and Crew S.S. "Titanic") Recovered by Cable Steamer "MacKay Bennett"
British Census 1881
Crew Articles of Agreement (Belfast), Ulster Folk and Transport Museum (TRANS 2A/45 381)
Crew Particulars of Engagement (Southampton), Public Record Office (BT100/259)

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ARTHUR HAYTER

 

Articles and Stories

SALT LAKE MOTHER MAY SUE WHITE STAR

The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City  (1912) 

SALT LAKE MOTHER MAY SUE WHITE STAR

 
NOW DECLARE HYTER IS BURIED AT SEA

The Salt Lake Tribune  (1912) 

NOW DECLARE HYTER IS BURIED AT SEA

 
MOTHER GETS SAD NEWS

The Logan Republican, Logan, Utah  (1912) 

MOTHER GETS SAD NEWS

 
FORMER SALT LAKER PROBABLY PERISHED

The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City  (1912) 

FORMER SALT LAKER PROBABLY PERISHED

 
MOTHER OF VICTIM WILL GET EFFECTS

The Logan Republican, Logan, Utah  (1912) 

MOTHER OF VICTIM WILL GET EFFECTS

 
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