Mr William Angle

Mr William Angle was born in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England in early 1881.

He was the son of George Angle (1847-1904), a potter and tile maker, and Ellen Fallows (1851-1929), Staffordshire natives who had married on 1 February 1874. William had four siblings: Mary Ann (b. 1874), Thomas (b. 1877), George (b. 1878) and Ellen (b. 1890).

In weeks prior to William's birth his family were recorded on the 1881 census living at 33 Penkhull Street in Newcastle-under-Lyme. William first appears on the 1891 census when the family were at the same address. They would later moved to Hanley, Staffordshire.

William would follow in his father's footsteps and work as a tile maker and fixer and he was listed as such when he appeared on the 1901 census living away from home as a lodger at 23 Tower Road, Aston, Birmingham. It was perhaps whilst living and working in the locale that he met his future wife, Florence Agnes Hughes (b. 1876), a nurse, and the pair were married in late 1906 before emigrating only weeks later on 24 November 1906 aboard the Campania. They made their home at 339 West 19th Street, Manhattan but had no children. They returned to England in the latter half of 1911 to visit relatives.

William had previously spent time in the USA and on 16 November 1904 he had left British shores with several other men of his trade aboard the Baltic which was, at the time, commanded by none other than Captain Edward James Smith. He returned home to England, arriving a year to the day that he left, this time aboard the Cedric.

William and Florence, for their return to New York, booked passage aboard Titanic as second class passengers (ticket number 226875 which cost £26).

William Angle died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified. His wife Florence survived and later returned to England where she died in 1969.


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References and Sources

Marriages, births, deaths and injuries that have occurred on board during the voyage (PRO London, BT 100/259-260)
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])

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(2017) William Angle Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #330, updated 26th August 2017 19:39:01 PM)

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