Mr Joseph Beattie
Mr Joseph Beattie, 34, of 3 Isthmus Street, Belfast, was born in 1877. He was married to Maria and had three daughters: Maria, Margaret and Agnes, and a son: Joseph (their ages ranged from 5 to 13).
Beattie had previously worked on the Olympic. When he first signed-on to the Titanic on 29 March 1912 he left a cross (x) and his name was signed for him. The register states that he was due aboard at 4 am on 1 April for the sea trials but because of bad weather the trials did not take place until 2 April. Beattie was also aboard for the delivery trip from Belfast to Southampton which began at 8 pm on 2 April.
When he re-signed on 6 April 1912, He appears to have signed his own name. He gave the Sailors' Home, Southampton as his local address. As a greaser he received a monthly salary of £6 10s.
Beattie died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
Maria Beattie later sued the White Star Line and was awarded £96, 13s, 4d; Margaret and Maria, her daughters received £35 each. Agnes, the youngest daughter, recieved £40, and Joseph received £78, 1s, 8d.
On the first anniversary of the sinking, Maria placed the following poem in the Belfast Telgraph.
Philip Hind (Editor)
Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mr Joseph Beattie
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