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.
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Philip Hind (Editor)
Leah Banfield Bartram (Great Grandaughter of William John Banfield)
Steve Coombes, UK
Homer Thiel, USA
Hermann Söldner, Germany
Per Kristian Sebak, Norway
Brian Ticehurst, UK
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