Frederick Charles Humby was born in Southbourne, Christchurch, Hampshire, England in the summer of 1894.
He was the first child of Alfred Edward Humby (b. 1867), a domestic gardener, and Rosina Croucher (b. 1869), Hampshire natives who had married in Southbourne in 1893 and he had two siblings: Walter Edwin (b. 1895) and Gladys Lavinia (b. 1900).
Frederick and his family appear on the 1901 census living at Heatherlea Cottages, Tuckton Lane in Soutbourne and would still be present at this address by the time of the 1911 census. On the latter record, Frederick, like his father, was described as a domestic gardener. When he went to sea is not certain.
When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 4 April 1912, Frederick gave his address as 52 Clarendon Road, (Southampton). His last ship had been the Hildebrand. As a plate steward he received monthly wages of £3, 15s.
Frederick Humby died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
What became of Frederick's father is not known. His mother later lived at 93 Irving Road West in Southbourne and died on 13 June 1950. His sister Gladys was later married, becoming Mrs John Denby and reportedly died in the 1980s. His brother Walter later married and became a musician. He died in Bournemouth on 1 July 1956.
References and Sources
General Register Office: Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths
1901, 1911 Census (England)
RMS Titanic: Agreement and Account of Crew (National Archives, London, BT100/259)
RMS Titanic: Casualty List (National Archives, London, BT100/259)
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