Gaspare Antonio Pietro Gatti

Sig. Gaspare Antonio Pietro Gatti

Gaspare Antonio Pietro Gatti

Sig. Gaspare Antonino Pietro (Luigi) Gatti, 36, was born in Montalto Pavese, Italy at 3 a.m. on 3 January 1875. He was one of eleven children of Paolo Gatti and Maria Nascimbene. His father Paolo was a local councillor responsible for a municipal department and "country peacemaker" (? Justice of the peace or magistrate).

Gatti left Italy for England when he was still young. He married a British subject and together they he had a son, Vittorio. Luigi was the only member of his family to move away from Italy, and when he found success he sent money back the family in Montalto Pavese. When Luigi Gatti signed on to the Titanic on 6th April 1912, he gave his home address as "Montalto", Harborough Road, Southampton.

Luigi Gatti and family

Luigi Gatti joined the Restaurant business at an early age. In London, he ran two Ritz restaurants, the 'Gatti's' Adelphi' and the 'Gatti's Strand'. On the Olympic and later the Titanic, he would run the à la carte restaurants with staff drawn from his two London restaurants.

Gatti died in the sinking, his body was recovered by the Minia (#313) and buried in Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

NO. 313. - ESTIMATED AGE, 36.

EFFECTS - Gold watch and chain; sovereign case; Kruger sovereign; silver match box; $6 American notes; pair cuff links marked "L. G."; diamond ring; 2 collar buttons; knife marked "Imperial Restaurant"; key; rubber eraser; lead pencil; in case, 7 sovereigns, 2 half sovereigns, 5/6d in silver, copper coins; bunch of keys with the following tags: "Comptroller's Office restaurant 1st class entrance to "B" deck; the other "Restaurant Manager, entrance to Cafe Parisian"; laundry, marked on linen collar "H. R."; two pocket knives marked "H. R. ; one pair gloves.

MANAGER (r)

NAME - LUIGI GATTI.
Montalto, Harborough Rd., Southampton.

 

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(Courtesy: Bill Fowler, Canada)

Most of the belongings were returned to Gatti's wife in London but a single dollar bill, from the wallet recovered with his body, was sent back to the relatives in Italy.

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(Courtesy: Renato Gatti, Italy)

References and Sources

United States Senate, Washington 1912.
n° 806, Crew List
Titanic Commutator, Crew List, 1 February 1975
Renato Gatti, Montalto Pavese, Italy.

Credits
Claudio Mazza, Italy
Gianluca Parodi, Italy
Hermann Söldner, Germany

Pictures

Luigi Gatti and family

LUIGI GATTI AND FAMILY

 

Articles and Stories

Una vittima di Montalto nel naufragio del «Titanic»

All'erta!  (1912) 

UNA VITTIMA DI MONTALTO NEL NAUFRAGIO DEL «TITANIC»

 
Birth Certificate

(1875) 

BIRTH CERTIFICATE

 
Italians shipwrecked

Corriere della Sera  (1912) 

ITALIANS SHIPWRECKED

 
Le vittime italiane nel disastro del

Il Lavoro  (1912) 

LE VITTIME ITALIANE NEL DISASTRO DEL

 
Ritz Restaurant  Staff on the Titanic

Titanic Research  (2005) 

RITZ RESTAURANT STAFF ON THE TITANIC

 
Death Certificate

(1913) 

DEATH CERTIFICATE

 
THE NAMES OF THE ITALIANS

Corriere Mercantile  (1912) 

THE NAMES OF THE ITALIANS

 
Still missing a complete list of the italian's shipwreked

Corriere della Sera  (1912) 

STILL MISSING A COMPLETE LIST OF THE ITALIAN'S SHIPWREKED

 
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