Mr Henry (Harry) Bartram Faunthorpe was born in Scotter, Lincolnshire in 1880 the son of William Bartram Faunthorpe (1842-1925) and Bethana (1841-1918). He was baptized on 12 December 1880, in Scotter.1
Harry Faunthorpe worked as a commercial salesman, living in Grimsby and later in Liverpool.
He boarded the Titanic at Southampton as second class passenger together with his mistress Elizabeth Anne Wilkinson who travelled as Mrs Faunthorpe. It was later reported that they told other passengers that they were intending to honeymoon in California. They carried ticket number 2926 bought for £26.
Mr Faunthorpe died in the sinking. His body was recovered by the MacKay Bennett (#286).
NO. 286. - MALE. - ESTIMATED AGE, 36. DARK - HAIR. GOING BALD
CLOTHING - Green raincoat; grey coat and vest; blue pants; white waist coat with stripe; purple and green flannel shirt; brown drawers; black boots.
EFFECTS - 6 gold and diamond rings; sovereign case; £3 10s; George sovereign; spectacles; gold watch chain and seal; silver watch; silver chain; two knifes; papers; 12s. 6d. in silver; 1s. 2d. in copper.
PROBABLY SECOND CLASS NAME - HARRY FAUNTHORPE.
The body was forwarded to 'Mrs Faunthorpe', care of William Springfield, Philadelphia, PA. He was buried at Mount Peace Cemetery in Philadelphia on 11 May 1912.
- He had eight siblings: John P. (born 1868), Joseph A. Faunthorpe (born 1869), Frederick W. Faunthorpe (born 1872), Mary A. Faunthorpe (born 1874), Luther O. Faunthorpe (born 1876), Florence F Faunthorpe (born 1878), Albert E Faunthorpe (born 1880), Marjorie A Faunthorpe (born 1885).
References and Sources
Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (Public Archives of Nova Scotia) (#286)
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55).
Marriages, births, deaths and injuries that have occurred on board during the voyage (PRO London, BT 100/259-260)
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
Peter Engberg, Sweden
Hermann Söldner, Germany
Mount Peace Cemetery, Philadelphia
Articles and Stories
Toronto Daily Star (1912)