Miss Edith Eileen Brown

Miss Edith Eileen Brown, 15, was born on 27 October 1896 in the Cape Colony, South Africa the daughter of Thomas William Solomon Brown and Elizabeth Catherine Ford.

She boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a second class passenger together with her parents. They bought ticket number 29750 for £39. Their destination was Seattle.

Edith Brown was rescued by the Carpathia in lifeboat 14. Together with her mother she stayed briefly at the Junior League House in New York. Then they travelled 4 ½ days to her aunt Mrs Josephine Acton at 2400 9th Avenue West, Seattle, Washington. From there they went back to South Africa, where Edith lived with relatives in Cape Town, but her mother moved to Rhodesia after she remarried.

In May 1917 Edith met Frederick Thankful Haisman. Six weeks later they were married on 30 June 1917. In August 1918 she gave birth to a son. In the end the couple would have 10 children. Later they moved to Southampton, back to South Africa and finally rested at Southampton.

Edith Eileen Haisman died on 20 January 1997, aged 100 she is buried in St. Mary Extra Cemetery, Southampton, in section M106, plot 159, the grave is well tendered by family.



Edith Haisman (née Brown) with daughter Dorothy
Edmonton Journal  (1996) 

Articles and Stories

Titanica! (2003) 
Unidentified Newspaper (1997) 
Unidentified Newspaper (1996) 


Trevor Baxter, UK
Roy Kristiansen, USA
Phillip Gowan, USA
Hermann Söldner, Germany

References and Sources

General Register Office Certified Copy Of An Entry Of Death
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])
List or Manifest of Alien Passengers for the United States Immigration Officer At Port Of Arrival (Date: 18th-19th June 1912, Ship: Carpathia) - National Archives, NWCTB 85 T715 Vol 4183
Judith Geller (1998) Titanic: Women and Children First. Haynes. ISBN 1 85260 594 4
James Pellow with Dorothy Kendle (1995) A Lifetime on the Titanic. The Biography of Edith Haisman, Britains Oldest Survivor of the Titanic Disaster. Island Books. ISBN 1 898198 10 1
1912 Seattle City Directory
Search archive British and Irish newspapers online

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(2019) Edith Eileen Brown Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #357, updated 13th January 2019 11:53:13 AM)
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