Mr Edgar Samuel Andrew
Mr Edgar Samuel Andrew was born in "El Durazno" (San Ambrosio), Province of Córdoba, Argentina, on 28 March 1895, the son of English parents, Samuel and Annie (Robson) Andrew, from Whitby, Yorkshire.
On 5 May 1911, Edgar arrived in New York from Argentina on board the Vasari to visit his brother Alfredo. He would then go on to study in Bournemouth, England. A year later he was invited by Alfredo to attend to his wedding in the USA and, eventually, stay for a working position in his fiancée's (Harriet White Fisher) company (Fisher & Norris Anvil Works, of Trenton, New Jersey). He was supposed to board the Oceanic but owing to a coal strike he was forced to change his ticket and go aboard the Titanic instead.
On April 8, 1912, Edgar wrote a moving letter to his friend Josey Cowan from Argentina:
On the morning of Wednesday, 10 April 1912, Edgar arrived in Southampton by train and boarded the Titanic as a second-class passenger (ticket no. 231945, £11 10s). On the afternoon of that same day, while on their way to Cherbourg, Edgar bought a postcard in the barbershop, which was sent to his brother Wilfred on the farm in San Ambrosio. Later on, in the reading and writing room, he wrote:
Edgar Samuel died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified. Both, the post card and the letter have remained in the family.
In April 2001 RMS Titanic inc. salvors in possession of the Titanic wrecksite claimed to have found a suitcase belonging to Edgar Andrew and were restoring it's contents.
References and Sources
Philip Hind (Editor)
Patricia Andrew, Argentina
Enrique Dick, Argentine
Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mr Edgar Samuel Andrew
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