Reuben Perry

Reuben Perry was born in Ludlow, Shropshire, England on 23 August 1861. He was the son of Henry Perry, a farm labourer, and Sophia Boden; the 1871 census shows the family living in the small village of Ashford Carbonell in Shropshire.

Perry went to sea as a young man and between 1882 and 1883 served as a waiter aboard Scythia. From 1884 to 1888 he worked aboard Gallia and towards the close of the 1800s he worked aboard Campania

He was married in Bromborough, Cheshire in December 1881 to Ellen Golding (b. 1856), a native of Liverpool, and they had seven children together. By 1911 the family lived at 46 Breeze Hill in Walton, Liverpool but Reuben was unlisted, perhaps being at sea at the time. 

In April 1912 Perry was serving as a waiter aboard the eastward-bound voyage of the Carpathia when that ship rescued the survivors of the Titanic

By 1939 Reuben Perry was a widower and still living at 46 Breeze Hill with two of his children. He died in Liverpool two years later in October 1941 and was buried in Kirkdale Cemetery (plot 626, section 18).


Gavin Bell, UK

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