Mr Servando José Florentino Oviés y Rodríguez
Mr Servando Jose Florentino Ovies y Rodriguez, 36, was born on 21 February 1876 in Aviles, Northern Spain, the son of Ramon Ovies and Maria del Carmen Rodriguez.
He worked for the family firm of Rodriguez & Co. who were in the import business and based in Havana. In 1912 he was living in Havana with his wife Eva Lopez del Vallardo and son, Ramon Servando. Eva filed a claim for $75,000 for the loss of his life and $2800 for the loss of property.
He boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg as a first class passenger (ticket number PC 17562, £27 14s 5d). He occuppied cabin D-43.
Ovies died in the sinking, his body was later recovered by the MacKay Bennett (#189):
The body was eventually identified by J. A. Rodriguez of Rodriguez & Co., Havana. It was initially buried at Fairview Cemetery in Halifax on 3 May but was exhumed and reburied in the Catholic Mount Olivet Cemetery on 15 May 1912.
References and Sources
Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (Public
Archives of Nova Scotia)
Philip Hind (Editor)
Hermann Söldner, Germany
Craig Stringer, UK
Geoff Whitfield, UK
Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mr Servando José Florentino Oviés y Rodríguez
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