Mr James Robert Wyeth
Mr James Robert Wyeth was born in Southampton in 1886, his birth being registered in the last quarter of that year. He was the son of James Wyeth (1847-1923) and Kezia (1858-1894).
On the 1891 census James is listed as living with his father, a general labourer, and mother at 59 Adelaide Road, South Stoneham. Also living there were his siblings Beatrice, Mathilda, Frederick, Arthur, Elizabeth, Richard and Edith. By the time of the 1901 census James had an additional sibling, Edward, with his mother apparently dying during childbirth. The family were by this time living at 84 Princes Street, St Mary, Southampton and James was already working at the docks.
James was married in late 1910 to Isabella Annie Cox. Isabella was a native of Yeovil, Somerset according to the 1911 census and she gave her age as 28 but it appears she was several years older. The couple lived at 40 Milbank Street, Southampton. Later in 1911 the couple had a daughter, Gladys.
Having previously served on the Olympic, James signed onto the Titanic as a fireman. He was lost in the disaster and his body was not recovered.
Isabella Wyeth never remarried and died in Southampton in 1950. His daughter Gladys died at the age of 11 in 1923.
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