Mr Benjamin Howard, 63, was born in Oldham in 1849.
He was married on 16 May 1872 to Ellen Truelove Arman. They would reside, in 1911, at 85 Cheltenham Street, Swindon, England,
Benjamin worked for the Great Western Railway in Swindon as a bolt maker foreman. He and Ellen lived at 85 Cheltenham Street, Swindon, England. He retired some years earlier and decided to move to Idaho, United States where two of their children lived.
The couple boarded the Titanic at Southampton as second class passengers. To reach their destination Idaho, they bought their ticket (No. 24065) for £26.
Mr Howard died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
Probate and Administration
HOWARD Benjamin of 85 Cheltenham-street, Swindon, Wiltshire retired bolt maker, died 15 April 1912 at sea on board s.s. Titanic, Administration Salisbury 30 August to William Henry Howard piano tuner. Effects £902 3s 6d. Resworn £697 10s.
References and Sources
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55).
Marriages, births, deaths and injuries that have occurred on board during the voyage (PRO London, BT 100/259-260)
Probate Registry: Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration
Swindon Advertiser 19 April 1912
Albert Soriano Royes
Hermann Söldner, Germany
Articles and Stories
Swindon Advertiser (1912)