George Henry Hunt

Mr George Henry Hunt

George Henry Hunt


Mr George Henry Hunt, 33, came originally from The Gardens, Ashstead, Near Epsom, Surrey, he was a gardener and had once worked as head gardener at Ashtead Park. For six years, however, he had lived and worked in Philadelphia as head gardener on a large estate (he earned $80 per month). He was married with two children.

George Hunt had returned home to visit family and had intended to return to America on the Oceanic but was transferred to the Titanic, he boarded the ship at Southampton. He died in the sinking.

The Emergency and Relief booklet by the American Red Cross, 1913 #199. (English).
The husband, returning from a visit to his mother in England, was drowned. He had lived in this country six years and was a florist, earning $80 a month. There are two children aged respectively four years and three months. The widow, an experienced cook, is an unusually competent woman. Both she and her husband have relatives in England and in this country, none of whom, however, are able to support her. Since her bereavement her great anxiety has been that she may not be able to provide for her children the education which her husband had planned. She lives near a University and, through the local Charity organisation Society, a house has been rented in which she will sublet rooms to students. In this way, she is able to make a living for herself and her children. Of the money appropriated by this Committee, $1,000 has been used to furnish the house and get the plan started. The remainder of the money has been placed in trust with the Charity Organisation Society for the education of the children. In addition, the widow has received $1,000 life insurance and $2,650.84 from other American relief funds. ($2,500).


Insurance claim 25. Life: $100,000 filed by wife. Earned $80 monthly. Life insurance totalled $1,000.

The Surrey Advertiser, April/May 1912

American Red Cross (1913) Emergency and Relief Booklet (#199)

Brian Ticehurst, UK


George Henry Hunt



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