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.
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Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mrs Dorothy Ann Turpin (née Wonnacott)
Born: Saturday 25th April 1885 in Plymouth Devon England
Age: 26 years 11 months and 21 days. (Female)
Married to: William John
Last Residence: in Plymouth Devon England
2nd Class Passengers
First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 11668 , £21
Destination: Salt Lake City Utah United States
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912).
Body Not Recovered
Travelling Companions (on same ticket)