Lilian Carter

Mrs Lilian Carter (née Hughes)

Mrs Ernest Courtenay Carter (Lilian Hughes), 44, daughter of the Tom Hughes (writer of "Tom Brown at Oxford") was married to Rev Ernest Carter in 1890. They boarded the Titanic at Southampton.

During the voyage Mrs Carter befriended Marion Wright, and Kate Buss who would later name her daughter after Mrs Carter.

According to newspaper reports of the period Carter and his wife were given the opportunity to get into one of the lifeboats, but they refused saying "Let the others go first" and Mrs Carter resolutely refused to go with the women. "...they were a devoted couple and childless, and they died together."

References and Sources
North Berks Herald - May 4, 1912, p7 col 1.
St. John's College Register, Oxford

Articles and Stories

Mr. & Mrs. E. A. Sanders (uncle and aunt)

MR. & MRS. E. A. SANDERS (UNCLE AND AUNT)

 
Thomas Hughes 1822-1896 (father of Mrs. Lilian Carter)

THOMAS HUGHES 1822-1896 (FATHER OF MRS. LILIAN CARTER)

 
The Rev. Ernest Courtenay Carter

Oxford Magazine  (1912) 

THE REV. ERNEST COURTENAY CARTER

 
1901 Census, Whitechapel, London

(1901) 

1901 CENSUS, WHITECHAPEL, LONDON

 
Service held for Rev Ernest and Mrs Carter

Bucks Free Press  (1912) 

SERVICE HELD FOR REV ERNEST AND MRS CARTER

 
Rev E. C. and Mrs L. Carter

Bucks Free Press  (1912) 

REV E. C. AND MRS L. CARTER

 
PASTOR AND WIFE MISSING

Chicago Examiner  (1912) 

PASTOR AND WIFE MISSING

 
Obituary : The Rev E.C. & Mrs Carter

The Times  (1912) 

OBITUARY : THE REV E.C. & MRS CARTER

 
The Titanic Disaster

Exeter Flying Post  (1912) 

THE TITANIC DISASTER

 
1881 Census - London

(1881) 

1881 CENSUS - LONDON

 

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