Mr Frederick James Banfield
Mr Frederick James Banfield, 28, was born in the Helston area of Cornwall on 29 February 1884, the son of James Martin Banfield and Ellen Berdinner. Martin and Ellen were married on 28 March 1882 at Parish Church in Helston Cornwall. Their other son was William John Banfield who later migrated to Michigan and died in 1930.
Frederick James Banfield was married, on 22 September 1907, to Cecilia Elizabeth Avery Carder. He subsequently emigrated to the USA and was working as a mining engineer at the Montana Mine, San Remo, Nevada. On 15 December 1911 he returned to his wife in England for a 3 month holiday, during this time he stayed with her at 30 Grenville Road, Plymouth, Devon. After the holiday he was to journey to Houghton, Michigan, where he had relatives, and start work at the Isle Royale Mine there. He boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a second class passenger (ticket number C.A. 34068, £10 10s).
Fred Banfied died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified. There is a memorial to him on the family gravestone in Helston, Cornwall.
Articles and Stories
References and Sources
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55)
CreditsLeah Banfield Bartram (Great Grandaughter of William John Banfield)
Steve Coombes, UK
Homer Thiel, USA
Hermann Söldner, Germany
Per Kristian Sebak, Norway
Brian Ticehurst, UK
Link and cite this page
(2013) Frederick James Banfield Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #336, accessed 8th December 2013 08:22:39 AM) URL : http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/frederick-james-banfield.html
Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mr Frederick James Banfield
Born: Friday 29th February 1884 in
Age: 28 years (Male)
Married to: Cecilia Elizabeth Avery
Last Residence: in Plymouth Devon England
2nd Class Passengers
First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 34068 , £10 10s
Destination: Houghton Michigan United States
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912).
Body Not Recovered