Mr 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
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
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