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
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.
Insurance claim 25. Life: $100,000 filed by wife. Earned $80 monthly. Life insurance
The Surrey Advertiser, April/May 1912
American Red Cross (1913) Emergency and Relief Booklet
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Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mr George Henry Hunt
Age: 33 years
Last Residence: in Ashstead Surrey England
2nd Class Passengers
First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 1585 , £12 5s 6d
Destination: Philadelphia Pennsylvania United States
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912).
Body Not Recovered
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