James Arthur Paintin


William Oakes

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Greetings Everyone,

I am writing a book.... I can already hear the moans of anquish of "Oh God not another Titanic book"...
Actually, this book is about James Arthur Paintin, the Captain's Tiger.
Very little has been written about the man.
I have read his Bio here on ET and it doesn't shed much light on the man.
I am wondering if anyone can tell me how I might reach his descendents in the UK, and/or if anyone is a descendent on ET perhaps we could talk?
Also, if anyone has any other sources about the man that you think might be helpful, I would be much obliged.
Thanking you in advance.
William
 

Arun Vajpey

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There is already a thread about Paintin that you also have contributed.


As far as I am aware, almost no one commented about him, which is surprising. Of the several Titanic books that I have, he is only mentioned in Dusk To Dawn by Paul Quinn. It is an excerpt from Steward Dent-Ray's testimony at the American Inquiry. I mentioned it in the other thread.

Ray commented that Paintin was "last seen" standing with Captain Smith on the bridge but was not asked when or by whom. The wording in Ray's testimony suggests that if true, it must have been towards the end and seen by another survivor who told Ray about it later. Ray himself was saved on Lifeboat #13 launched at 01:40 am.
 
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There is already a thread about Paintin that you also have contributed.


As far as I am aware, almost no one commented about him, which is surprising. Of the several Titanic books that I have, he is only mentioned in Dusk To Dawn by Paul Quinn. It is an excerpt from Steward Dent-Ray's testimony at the American Inquiry. I mentioned it in the other thread.

Ray commented that Paintin was "last seen" standing with Captain Smith on the bridge but was not asked when or by whom. The wording in Ray's testimony suggests that if true, it must have been towards the end and seen by another survivor who told Ray about it later. Ray himself was saved on Lifeboat #13 launched at 01:40 am.
Thank You Arun!
 
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Arun Vajpey

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James Arthur Paintin had several siblings and was also survived by his wife Alice. Their names are all listed here in his ET bio and you might be able to track down contemporary descendants from genealogy sites. A few might have information useful to your book.

Also, in yet another thread about Paintin, a couple of members claim that he was a relative. You could try to PM them.
 
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James Arthur Paintin had several siblings and was also survived by his wife Alice. Their names are all listed here in his ET bio and you might be able to track down contemporary descendants from genealogy sites. A few might have information useful to your book.

Also, in yet another thread about Paintin, a couple of members claim that he was a relative. You could try to PM them.
Thank You kind Sir!
 
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Arun Vajpey

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Thank You kind Sir!
You are most welcome, Sir.

Mind you, I have discovered that research through descendants can be slow and often turn you into blind alleys, but IMO that in itself makes the search rather interesting and when you finally discover something that is useful to your book, the pleasure is all the greater. I wish you the best of luck.