John Law Hume

Mr John Law Hume

John Law Hume

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Left: John Law hume
Right: His grave at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S. (© Bob Knuckle, Canada).

Mr John "Jock" Law Hume, 21, lived at 42 George Street, Dumfries.

Hume died in the sinking; his body was later recovered by the MacKay Bennett. He was buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

NO. 193
Male — Height, 5 ft. 9 in.; Weight, 145 lbs
Age, about 28 Hair, Light curly; clean shaven Marks, None

CLOTHING - Light rain coat; uniform jacket with green facing and vest; purple muffler.

EFFECTS - Cigarette case; silver watch; empty purse; knife with carved pearl handle; mute; brass button with "African Royal Mail"; English lever watch.

The members of the orchestra were employed by a Liverpool firm (C.W. and F.N. Black) who had contracts with all of the steamer companies to provide musicians. Until 1912 they were paid 6 pounds and 10 shillings a month plus a monthly uniform allowance of 10 shillings. Then the rates were cut to 4 pounds a month with no uniform allowance.

On 30th April, 1912, Jock Hume's father received this short and unwelcome note from Blacks:

Dear Sir:
We shall be obliged if you will remit us the sum of 5s. 4d., which is owing to us as per enclosed statement. We shall also be obliged if you will settle the enclosed uniform account.
Yours faithfully,
C.W. & F.N. Black

The uniform account included items such as: lyre lapel insignia (2 shillings), sewing White Star buttons on tunic (1 shilling), and the total bill was 14 shillings and 7 pence.

References and Sources

Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (Public Archives of Nova Scotia)

Pictures

Concert by the Apollo Club, Brooklyn in aid of musicians' families

(1912) 

CONCERT BY THE APOLLO CLUB, BROOKLYN IN AID OF MUSICIANS' FAMILIES

 
Jock Hume

JOCK HUME

 

Articles and Stories

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Unidentified Newspaper  (1912) 

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The Orchestra on the Titanic

The Violinist  (1912) 

THE ORCHESTRA ON THE TITANIC

 
Nearer My God to Thee

NEARER MY GOD TO THEE

 
SINKING SHIP'S BAND CHOSE FITTING HYMN

The New York Times  (1912) 

SINKING SHIP'S BAND CHOSE FITTING HYMN

 
Titanic's Violinist and a Villainous Murder

Titanic Research  (2004) 

TITANIC'S VIOLINIST AND A VILLAINOUS MURDER

 
DUMFRIES TITANIC VICTIMS

Unidentified Newspaper  (1912) 

DUMFRIES TITANIC VICTIMS

 
The Band That Played On

Titanic Review  (2011) 

THE BAND THAT PLAYED ON

 
Brave Musicians of Ship Meet Fate Trying To Drown Cries of the Perishing Passengers

Worcester Evening Gazette  (1912) 

BRAVE MUSICIANS OF SHIP MEET FATE TRYING TO DROWN CRIES OF THE PERISHING PASSENGERS

 

External Links

Titanic's Band: Killing Them Softly. Titanic Research  (2004)  TITANIC'S BAND: KILLING THEM SOFTLY.  
John Law Hume Biography;RMS Titanic 'The First Violin' by Yvonne Hume Newspaper  (2011)  JOHN LAW HUME BIOGRAPHY;RMS TITANIC 'THE FIRST VIOLIN' BY YVONNE HUME  
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    (2014) John Law Hume Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #463, accessed 2nd September 2014 12:42:22 PM)

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