Mrs Dorothy Ann Turpin (née Wonnacott)
Dorothy Ann Turpin (nee Wonnacott) was born at 6 Hollywood Terrace, Plymouth, on 25 April 1885, the daughter of Arscott Wonnacott (Carpenter) and Mary Jane Wonnacott.1
In 1908, aged 23, Dorothy married William John Turpin in Plymouth. He was a carpenter by occupation and had probably met Dorothy through a working acquaintance with her father. There were no children of their marriage.
They lived for a time at 59 Chaddlewood Avenue in Plymouth but William secured work as a carpenter in Salt Lake City, Utah and so they both moved to the USA. They had no children.
They returned to Plymouth in the summer of 1911 to visit their respective parents and other relatives, Dorothy’s parents by then living at 17 Endsleigh Place and according to trade directories the address from which Arscott and his wife rented out apartments.
Their return to America was due to have been on the New York but their passage was switched to the Titanic as a result of the coal strike.
Dorothy’s parents remained at Endsleigh Terrace, her father, Arscott died there on 29 December 1917, her mother a few years later.
Philip Hind (Editor)
Laura Barbetti, Australia
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