Thomas Andrews' family

Kelly Tryon

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I was wondering if any one knew any information pertaining to Thomas Andrews' daughter. I know she was less than 2 years old when her father died, and I have heard she died in a car accident. I have also heard she had been to Kenya. But of some of this information, I cannot be sure if it's all true.

If anyone knows where I could find a picture of her, I would appreciate it. Some girl and I were wondering about what she looked like, and we haven't been able to find a picture of her as an adult.

If anyone knows any information, please share. I'm just a bit curious about this one thing today. I tend to come up with a new thing to look up everyday.

Thanks.

---Kelly.

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What ever happened to his wife and daughter. I heard they moved to Africa, and were never seen again. But, that story seems a bit far-fetched.

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What happened to them, his wife and daughter, that is.

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What happened to his wife and daughter, after Titanic sank?

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Serena

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Does anyone know what became of the wife and daughter of Thomas Andrews after the Titanic disaster ?
 

Phillip Gowan

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Mrs. Andrews married Henry Peirson Harland (of the Harland/Wolff family) and died August 22, 1966 in Northern Ireland at the age of 85. Elizabeth Law Barbour Andrews, the daughter, never married and died in a traffic accident on November 1, 1973 in Ireland. There are no living descendants of Thomas Andrews. His wife and her second husband did have 4 children of their own and there are living descendants of those children.
 

Jan C. Nielsen

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Do anyone know what became of Thomas Andrews' architect colleague at Harland & Wolff, Edward Wilding? He traveled from Belfast to Southampton on Titanic, but then, apparently did not continue with the voyage. After Titanic sank and Wilding testified at the British Board of Trade hearings, H&W's chairman, Lord Pirrie, summarily fired him. Pirrie gave Wilding only one hour to pack his things and get off H&W's premises. Allegedly, Pirrie held Wilding responsible for the Titanic disaster, including the death of his beloved nephew, Andrews. Did that end Wilding's career as a naval architect? Others, like Captain Stanley Lord, were fired, but managed to re-establish themselves in their respective fields of endeavor, and have successful careers.
 

Phillip Gowan

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I have Helen's death certificate, obituary, and will from Northern Ireland. I got the details on the daughter from my friend Senan Molony, a fellow researcher in Dublin.
 

Phillip Gowan

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I've given copies to this website--keep an eye out and they should show up before long under Thomas Andrews' biography.
 
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Stacy McClure

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Speaking of the family of Thomas Andrews....


I know that his older brother was the wartime Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, and his younger brother was Lord Chancellor ( I think that's the right title ) and that his sister was married to a man named Hind.... but I have no idea what her name was.

My copy of Bullock's biography hasn't arrived yet, so I'm at a loss on this one.


(It is interesting too, that Andrews' niece Edith was the first woman senator in Northern Ireland )
 

Dave Gittins

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I'm afraid Joe's wrong about Wilding's sacking. It's an old fiction that he was sacked soon after the sinking. Actually he was "stood down due to ill health" in 1923 for reasons that had nothing to do with Titanic.

Pirrie dumped him because he had lost money for H & W. It was really Pirrie's fault because he had not informed Wilding of the terms under which certain ships were built. The financial story of H & W is not a pretty one. When Pirrie died he was broke and his properties were sold. Friends set up a fund to support his widow.

It's also not true that Wilding was given an hour to leave H & W. The dirty deed was done in London. When Wilding's desk in Belfast was searched any incriminating evidence was gone. Wilding had guessed what Pirrie was up to when he called him to London.
 
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Serena

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I think Wilding took over Thomas Andrews´ job in Harland and Wolff.Is that right ?
 
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Per Bulloch's book: Thomas' parents Thomas Andrews and Eliza Pirrie were married in 1870. He had four siblings - John Miller Andrews born in 1871 in Dunallen, James born in 1877, William born in 1886 and Eliza born between James and William. Eliza married Lawrence Arhutr Hind in 1906. There is no birthdate listed for her - how Edwardian! David Huffaker