William John Turpin

Mr William John Turpin

Mr William John Turpin, 29, was born at Plymouth, Devon in 1883, the son of a plasterer Jacob John Striker Turpin (1855-1925) and Mary Ann Halse.

He married Dorothy Ann Wonnacott on 23 March 1908 at Eldad Presbyterian Church in Plymouth.  The marriage certifiacte indicates his occupation as journeyman carpenter.  Turpin was a freemason and, according to a newspaper report, a member of the Masonic brethren of the Lodge of St. George, No. 2025, Plymouth.

The couple lived at 59 Chaddlewood Avenue, Lipson, Plymouth for a time before William secured work in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. 

They returned to England to visit family.  Originally intending to return on the SS New York the coal strike meant that vessel was laid up and so they were transferred to the Titanic

They boarded at Southampton and travelled in second class (ticket number 11668, £21).

The couple died in the sinking, their bodies were never recovered. They had no children.

References and Sources

Exeter Flying Post, April 20, 1912
Ancestry.co.uk : William John Turpin
Marriage Certificate

Credits
Laura Barbetti, Australia
Gavin Bell, UK
Steve Coombes, UK
Chris Dohany, USA
Arthur Merchant, USA
Graham Naylor, Plymouth
Brian Ticehurst, UK
Anita West, New Zealand

Articles and Stories

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Western Morning News  (1912) 

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Mr and Mrs Turpin

Illustrated Western Weekly News  (1912) 

MR AND MRS TURPIN

 
Census

(1901) 

CENSUS

 
Titanic Disaster, Westcountry Passengers and Crew

Western Morning News  (1912) 

TITANIC DISASTER, WESTCOUNTRY PASSENGERS AND CREW

 
Bound for Salt Lake City

Western Morning News  (1912) 

BOUND FOR SALT LAKE CITY

 
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Western Morning News  (1912) 

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