Mrs James Wallis (Catherine Jane Moore) 1, 35, was born in Hampshire, the daughter of Robert H and Ann M. Moore. She had brothers Robert W., and Cornelius. She married James Wallis, but he died in 1911 and Mrs Wallis was left to raise her four children.
Photograph of Catherine Wallis: Titanic Matron
Courtesy of Dave Fredericks
When she signed-on to the Titanic on 6 April 1912, she gave her address as 23 St. Mary's Place 2, (Southampton). She had transferred from the Oceanic. As assistant matron in third class she received monthly wages of £3.
Mrs Wallis died in the sinking. Her body, if recovered, was never identified.
She is remembered on her son's grave in the Old Cemetery, the Common, Southampton.
FRED, THE BELOVED SON OF J. & C. WALLIS
WHO DIED JULY 26TH 1929, AGED 21.
ALSO JAMES, HIS FATHER, WHO DIED
JANUARY 16TH 1911
MOTHER WHO WAS LOST
ON THE TITANIC, APRIL 15TH 1912.
Her children, Melita, Cecilia, James and Frank received financial aid (as class G dependants) from the Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund.
Her effects, valued at £37.15s.0d, were left on 6 July 1912 to Mrs Albert Norton (Annie Maria Allen).
1. Known as "Cissy or Cissie".
2. Some sources give the address as St. Mary's Street.
References and Sources
Brian Ticehurst (ed.) (1995) Titanic Victims Discovered in the Old Cemtery - The Common, Southampton. ISBN 1 871733 04 9
Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklet, March 1913 (Case number 668)
Probate Report (Liverpool Library)
Jochen Schneider, Germany
Susanne Störmer, Germany
Brian Ticehurst, UK