Titanic Passengers' Relatives

Dave Gittins

Mar 16, 2000
Don, as I said, I don't know about US ships, but the so-called Jim Crow laws did not apply to the the ships of other nations. Blacks, including Jack Johnson and the world champion cyclist Marshall Taylor were travelling freely about the world.

maurice wener

hi, I am related to Annie Elizabeth Cazaly who married John George Sage .My late mothers maiden name was Cazaly .I heard from her that there was a relative who perished on the Titanic with her husband and 9 children .I am most interested to hear from any Cazaly family member.
London (UK)

Dawn Hughes

Hi, have just joined this site, which is fascinating. My Grandad (Joseph Alfred Taylor)had the chance to go to America with a friend of his - Henry John Spinner of Worcester, England. My Grandad didn't go in the end for some reason, but Henry J Spinner did. He travelled 3rd class. He didn't survive, and his body was never found. He left a wife Olivia and daughter Maud. I have only just discovered this information and wonder if there is anyone out there who knows anything about Henry Spinner or his descendants. thanks a lot.
Dawn (Telford UK)

John Godl

I am doing research for an Australian documentary on the Titanic disaster and trying to find as many connections, passengers and crew, etc, as possible with Australia.

Can any one help?.

Mike Herbold

Dec 13, 1999
For starters, on the home page, just type in Australia in the search field. All kinds of names should pop up.

Then, contact some of the very knowledgeable Aussies who hang out here on, especially Daniel Klistorner from Sydney. You'll be able to find them my using the search engine here on the message board, and by going to the "Introduce Yourself," and "Let's Meet" sections near the bottom of the message board.

One of my favorite and often over-looked Titanic conections is Commodore James Bisset. He was the Second Officer on the Carpathia, the ship that rescued the 700 plus Titanic survivors. He was Captain of the Queen Mary during WWII, and retired in Australia, spending his retirement years touring the country, re-telling of his career. Look for his books "Tramps and Ladies" which tells of the Titanic, and "Commodore," which relates the Queen Mary years and retirement.
Dec 7, 2000
Hi all,

No need to look for me, here I am!
Whilst I'm not as knowledgeable on Australians, a good friend of mine, Andrew Rogers (also from Sydney) knows the names of a few of them. Fireman Murdock's family also lives here in Sydney, and we visited them last year (or was it the year before?), and we visited frmn. Murdock's grave (who was buried only down the road from my grand parents and I never knew it!).

There were a few people who visited Australia, but were not Australians.

You're most welcome to contact me, and I'll put you through to Andrew Rogers.


Dec 12, 1999
Well, I just found someone on a Star Wars messageboard who says he is related to John and Sarah Chapman. I can't say for sure if he's telling the truth, or if more likely, someone in his family might be under a false assumption. It would be intriguing to find out if it's true, but that's not for me to do.
Aug 2, 2006
I was wondering. who have the rest ET members been in contact with? Personally i have been in contact with one of Banoura Ayoubs sons, Marshall Drews daughter, William Greenfields daughter, one of Olive Croliuss sons and a few other passenger and crew relatives.

Jan 23, 1999
I am the great Grand daughter of Kate Phillips who was eloping on the Titanic with Henry Morley. They were travelling under the names of Mr & Mrs Marshall in second class. Unfortunately his body was never found. Love the site!
Nov 11, 2005
Hei, i am related to Eino Panula,through his aunt. I have been doing a lot of research and have placed various bits of information about the family on various threads.


Dec 11, 2015
Thomas Kilgannon

I am the great niece of Thomas Kilgannon, 3rd class passenger. Thomas wrote a letter to his mother as he boarded the ship which I have a copy of that was sent to me from Thomas's first cousin still living in Ireland. The shawl that he placed around Margaret Mannion's shoulders the night the ship went down was brought back to the family but was thrown out by Thomas's brother around 1982. He thought it was an old rag left in the attic. There is, however, still a framed piece in the family that holds a lock of Thomas's hair cut at the "wake" when he left for America and mass cards sent to his mother after his death. I tried in 1992 to find pictures of him but there were none taken but I did have someone send to me Martin Gallagher's last will and testament from the hall of records in Rye, New York. Thanks to Mike Findlay I also have a copy of the passenger list showing Thomas's name and passenger ticket number. When I was about 15 years old I remember meeting Thomas's sister Marie when she visited our home in New Jersey. His brother was my grandfather, John, but I never remember him ever talking about the disaster - he was quite devastated at the loss of his baby brother and I'm told waited for days on the dock in New York hoping he was saved. Please contact me if you would like any other information on Thomas Kilgannon.

Apparently, we are distant relatives Joan. My Great Grandmother is Thomas Kilgannon's sister Bridget. My mother is named after her (middle name). As a child, my mother would go to John Kilgannon's (Thomas' brother) farm in New Jersey.

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