Hi im wondering if there was a wife who died but husband survived? And also, were there any males on board who had more than one wife (on board or not).
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I'm sorry to disagree,George, but I have been a HUGE fan of Titanic since I was 6 or seven and I'm 12 now, and I am almost positive that Mr. Carter did step into a lifeboat before his family. If by any chance I am in correct I apologize.
P.S. It would help me a lot if someone could answer my original question. Thanks a million! Have a great day!
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The belief that Mr. Carter left the ship before his wife and son stemmed from the British Inquiry's belief that Mr. Carter's boat (Collapsible C) left the Titanic before Mrs. Carter's boat (boat #4.) Current research demonstrates pretty conclusively that the opposite was true. (Indeed, in 1912 Mrs. Carter herself confirmed that Mr. Carter had placed her and her son into boat #4 and remained on the ship while that boat was lowered -- although her story changed considerably by the time divorce proceedings commenced.)
Charlotte, welcome to the forum. In answer to your original question, I've just skimmed through the passenger list and I'm pretty well certain that no man was in the position you suggest. Quite a number of women lost husbands but the reverse doesn't seem to have happened. If it had, you can bet the 1912 papers would have made much of it.
One version of the Carter tale is that she was annoyed because when she reached Carpathia, her husband was already on board and had enjoyed a hearty breakfast, having given up on her surviving.
Although no husbands lived while their wives died, there is the case of Ernst Persson who survived while his sister Elna Strom and her daughter Telma Strom died. That's the only case that comes to mind of a male member of the family surviving while the female members of the family died.