The unborn babies of the Titanic

Pregnant Titanic passengers and posthumous fathers...

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A list of Titanic passengers who were known or likely to be pregnant at the time of the sinking and a list of male passengers and crew who became fathers posthumously.

Passengers that were pregnant on the Titanic

  1. Madeleine Astor - son John Jacob Astor jr born 14 August 1912
  2. Maria Mathilda Backström - daughter Alfhild Maria born June 1912
  3. Ethel Beane - a stillborn child was born 13 January 1913
  4. Helen Bishop - son Randall Walton Bishop born 8 December 1912, died 2 days later
  5. Catherine Bourke - according to local folklore
  6. Mary Corey  - died in the sinking
  7. Argene Del Carlo - daughter Maria Salvata born on 14 November 1912
  8. Ada Doling - possibly... daughter Ida born 30 January 1913
  9. Clare Karnes - possibly... died in the sinking
  10. Marion Kenyon - was pregnant, but later miscarried
  11. Juliette Laroche - son Joseph LeMercier Laroche, Jr. born 17 December 1912
  12. Mary Marvin - daughter Mary Margaret "Peggy" born October 1912
  13. Adāl Naṣr Allāhh - son born 9 December 1912 but died shortly after
  14. Hannah O'Brien - daughter Marion born 3 September 1912
  15. Kate Phillips - daughter Ellen Mary born January 1913
  16. Mary Eloise Smith - son Lucian Philip Smith II born 29 November 1912
  17. Ada West - daughter Edwyna Joan West born 14 September 1912

Titanic victims who became fathers posthumously.

  1. William Thomas Abrams - daughter Nancy born late 1912 (died 1915)
  2. Joseph Akerman - son Joseph born December 1912
  3. Albert Kaurin Andersen - daughter Albertha born December 1912
  4. Frank Thomas Andrew - daughter Clara born 11 October 1912
  5. Henry Ashe - daughter Gladys May born later in 1912
  6. John Jacob Astor - son John Jacob Astor jr born 14 August 1912
  7. Edwin George Ayling - daughter Edna Rosina born September 1912
  8. Frederick Banfield - son Frederick James born 15 November 1912
  9. Henry Brewer - son Harry Marks Brewer born 6 July 1912
  10. Richard Edward Burke - son Richard Edmund born July 1912
  11. August Carlsson - son Karl August born 19 September 1912
  12. Sebastiano Del Carlo - daughter Maria Salvata born on 14 November 1912
  13. Harry Coe - son George Arthur born 5 October 1912
  14. Albert Edward Coleman - son George born late 1912
  15. Albert Hector Crisp - daughter Minnie Kathleen Joan born 29 June 1912
  16. George William Evans - daughter Audrey Isobel born 24 December 1912
  17. Henry Charles Fairall - son Charles Anthony born and died later in 1912
  18. Hugh Joseph Fitzpatrick - daughter Rose born October 1912
  19. Alan Vincent Franklin - daughter Blanche born later in 1912
  20. Henry Hart - son Henry born later in 1912
  21. Richard William Hosgood - son Richard William born later in 1912
  22. John Law Hume - Fiance Mary Costin was pregnant at the time of his death
  23. John Jackopson - son John born later in 1912 (died a few months later)
  24. Harry Owen G. Jones - son Arthur born October 1912
  25. Andrew Latimer - daughter Janet born 1912
  26. David Livshin - son David born 3 September 1912
  27. Emilio Mangiavacchi - daughter Maria Emilia born later in 1912.
  28. Daniel Marvin - daughter Mary Margaret "Peggy" born October 1912
  29. William Peter Mayo  - daughter Evaline born and died later in 1912
  30. Arthur Herbert Morgan - daughter Mary born late 1912
  31. Henry Samuel Morley - possible daughter Ellen Mary born January 1913
  32. William McQuilan - daughter Gertrude Willelmina born 20 November 1912.
  33. Niqūlā Khalīl Naṣr Allāh - son born 9 December 1912 but died shortly after
  34. Thomas O Brien - daughter Marion Columba born September 1912
  35. Karl Olsen - son Charles Ernest born shortly before or just after the disaster. The child died, tragically, 16 May 1912.
  36. Arthur Paintin - son Arthur James born July 1912
  37. Gilbert Rimmer - son Leslie Charles born 29 May 1912
  38. Matti Rintamäki - son Eino Aatos (his eleventh child) born on 12 November 1912
  39. William John Rogers son William Morgan born to Rogers' estranged wife Elizabeth 13 September 1912
  40. Alfred G. Rowe - son Alfred born late 1912
  41. Thomas Ryan - daughter Gladys born and died later in 1912
  42. Giovanni Giuseppe Emilio Saccaggi - daughter Beatrice Grace born 29 November 1912
  43. Sidney Conrad Siebert - daughter Constance Winifred on 18 November 1912
  44. William Simmons - daughter Theresa born late 1912
  45. Sidney Francis Sedunary - son Sidney born November 1912
  46. William McMillan Small - son William born later in 1912
  47. Lucian Smith - son Lucian Philip born November 1912
  48. Joseph Wakefield Thomas - son William Charles Thomas Joseph born later in 1912
  49. Edwy Arthur West - Edwyna Joan born September 1912
  50. Leslie Williams - son Harold born 25 July 1912
  51. Samuel Solomon Williams - son Sam born c.September 1912
  52. William Aubrey Willsher - son William born July 1912
  53. James Robert Wyeth - his daughter Gladys only lived to her eleventh year and died in 1923

Survivors

  1. Survivor Joseph Wheat - son John born 29 November 1912

If you are aware of people that should be added to the list join the discussion thread about those pregnant or conceived on the Titanic...:

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Comment and discuss

  1. Glenda Bowling said:

    I know that Mrs. Astor was pregnant on the ship. What happened to her baby. Were any of the other women pregnant and what happened to their babies?

  2. Gavin Bell said:

    Please contact me personally regarding this. Thanks Cameron Bell

  3. Jeffrey M. Kern said:

    Mrs Astor's son, John Jacob Astor VI (Jack Astor's brother, William, had the fifth John Jacob) was close to his mother. When she died, she left him nothing, feeling that the £600,000/$3,000,000 bond his father left him was ample enough. He always felt cheated after that, so he dropped the 'VI' from his name and was simply known from then on as John Astor. A little greedy, would you not agree? His obituary and, I think, death certificate (provided by Phillip Gowan) is in Mrs Astor's biography. I hope this is of some help to you (sources are Judith B. Geller's book, 'Titanic: Women and... Read full post

  4. Jeffrey M. Kern said:

    And a correction to the statement of William being John Jacob Astor IV's brother; he was his cousin.

  5. Elaine Barnes said:

    I posted this message in another area, so I don't know if anyone will see it. I know Kate F. Phillips had a child that was possibly conceived on the voyage. Does anyone know the name of the other woman who had a child that was possibly conceived on the Titanic? Thanks for any info...

  6. Rachel Boland said:

    It is possible it was Helen W. Bishop. Their son was born in December of 1912 and died within two days.

  7. Elaine Barnes said:

    Thanks, Rachel

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    Phillip Gowan said:

    There was another possibility. Edward and Ethel Beane both survived the sinking and Ethel gave birth to a stillborn son on January 10, 1913, exactly 9 months from Titanic's launch date.

  9. Linda Parrish said:

    Were there any honeymooners on board?

  10. Mike Herbold said:

    That's another subject, but FYI, if you go back to the main page and type in honeymoon in the Find box, you'll find your message and quite a few others.

  11. annie o'greefa said:

    I know Mrs. Astor was pregnant, but is there any listing of who else might have been? Or if any babies were conceived while on board the Titanic?

  12. Dan Cherry said:

    There are two people known today whose mothers were pregnant with them en voyage: Maria Salvata Del Carlo and Ellen Mary (Betty) Phillips. Hope this helps!

  13. Geoff Whitfield said:

    Don't forget Mrs Backstrom.

  14. Pat Cook said:

    Another woman 'with child' was 2nd Class passenger Mary (Mayme) Corey,

  15. Mike Herbold said:

    Robert Bracken and Michael Findlay wrote an article entitled "Titanic's very youngest survivors" in the Titanic International periodical "Voyage," issue 27 in the winter of 1998. You could probably still buy a copy of that back issue through their website. They list eleven woman who were pregnant: In First Class: 1-Madeleine Astor, who gave birth to John Jacob Astor V; 2-Helen Bishop, who gave birth to a boy on December 9, 1912, but he died the next day; 3-Marion Kenyon, who lost her child; 4-Mary Farquharson Marvin, who had a daughter named Margaret; 5-Eloise Smith, who delivered... Read full post

  16. Pat Cook said:

    Mike just sent me an email about Mary Corey so, after answering him, I thought I'd post this here as well. For those interested, I got my info from a newspaper article. You can read it in it's entirety at: Best regards, Cook

  17. Michael Findlay said:

    Hi Mike and Pat, Thanks for posting the list, Mike, although there have been a few additions and corrections to the article. Bob and I wrote that about three years ago and it needs an update. Pat, many thanks for sending the Corey data. Much appreciated! Best, Mike Findlay

  18. Ben Holme said:

    Thankyou Pat for posting that link. Fascinating information! Regards, Ben

  19. Dave Hudson said:

    According to Mike's list, Kate Phillips had her child in January of 1913. That put the date of conception in April! Is it possible that Ellen was conceived on board? David.

  20. Pat Cook said:

    Indeed, this is Betty Walker's (the child) claim - that she was conceived on the Titanic. There is a story regarding a necklace with a large jewel that goes with this. On display a few years back, the trinket was said to have been given by Morley to Kate onboard the ship. In the exhibition (at the time I read about it, the show was in Australia - Inger Sheil, in fact, saw it), the necklace was called "The Love of the Sea". Best regards, Cook

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