Mr Henry Price Hodges, 50, was born in Herefordshire in 1862. He moved to Southampton where he married Ellen Almy (1861-1938) in 1884 and they had 11 children.1
He was a music and pianoforte dealer and lived at The Cotswolds, a substantial 13 room house on Highfield Lane, Southampton, England.
He boarded the Titanic at Southampton as second class passenger. He held ticket number 250643, price: £13.
Hodges wrote a letter to Mr Hector Young, Newtown Conservative Association in Southampton, which was posted at Queenstown:
'We've had a fine time up to now. You don't notice anything of the movement of the ship. OK on top deck there are twenty boys marching round and singing. Others are playing cards and dominoes; some are reading and some writing. Everything is quite different to what we thought to see at sea.'
Hedied in the sinking. His body was recovered by the MacKay Bennett (#149).
NO. 149. - MALE. - ESTIMATED AGE, 52. HAIR, FAIR.
CLOTHING - Dark suit.
EFFECTS - Card case; £40 in notes in case; gold ring; 4 gold studs; gold watch and chain; gun metal watch; gold charm; pocket knife; keys; 7s. in silver; £5 in gold.
NAME - P. HODGES
His body was buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia on 10 May 1912.
Photo: Bob Knuckle