Mr Jacob Christian Milling, 48, was born on 25 October, 1863. He lived with his wife Augusta and their two children in Odense, Denmark. He worked for Sydfynske Jernbaner (Southernfyen Railroad) as an engineer. He had been previously (1887-97) employed with a railway company in Oregon Wisconsin. When he returned to Denmark he became among other things engine constructor, but in 1912 he held the title as machine inspector. He was returning to the USA to study railway machinery, technique and factories. Milling started from Odense on 5 April.
He boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a seconf class passenger (Ticket No. 234360, £13). During the voyage Mr Milling sat at the same dinner table as Winnie Troutt and Edgar Andrew. On April 14th he sent a telegram to his wife in Odense that read: 'ABANAPAS' a prearranged code to his wife meaning "Feeling good, fine weather, fine ship, good company, fine trip. His body was later recovered (#241).
NO. 271 - MALE - ESTIMATED AGE, 55 - DARK BEARD, LIGHT HAIR, PARTLY BALD
CLOTHING - Dark tweed suit; leather vest.
EFFECTS - Gold watch and chain; silver name plate; two pocket knives; comb; one cuff-link; gold ring marked "AP 2998"; two pairs glasses; purse; toothpick; key; £26; 100 kroners; photos; railroad passes.
NAME - F.C.MILLING
The body was sent to Halifax and, after cremation, to Copenhagen (via Boston) with "C. F. Tietgen" 16 May. He was buried at Assistens Kirkegard, Kapelvej, Copenhagen, Denmark (Section G, #277).
The Mansion House Fund paid £150 and Daily Telegraph Fund Pound £20 to his wife. Augusta Milling declined payment for damage.
References and Sources
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55)
Brian Ticehurst (1996) Titanic's Memorials World-wide: Where they are Located. ISBN 1 871733 05 7
Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0
Claes-Göran Wetterholm, Sweden
Klaus Egvang, Denmark
Leif Snellman, Finland