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."
Articles and Stories
|Exeter Flying Post (1912)||THE TITANIC DISASTER|
|MR. & MRS. E. A. SANDERS (UNCLE AND AUNT)|
|Bucks Free Press (1912)||SERVICE HELD FOR REV ERNEST AND MRS CARTER|
|(1881)||1881 CENSUS - LONDON|
|Chicago Examiner (1912)||PASTOR AND WIFE MISSING|
|North Berks Herald (1912)||REVD. CARTER|
|Bucks Free Press (1912)||REV E. C. AND MRS L. CARTER|
|The Times (1912)||OBITUARY : THE REV E.C. & MRS CARTER|
|THOMAS HUGHES 1822-1896 (FATHER OF MRS. LILIAN CARTER)|
|(1901)||1901 CENSUS, WHITECHAPEL, LONDON|
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North Berks Herald - May 4, 1912, p7 col 1.
St. John's College Register, Oxford