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Eustace Philip Snow

Eustace Snow

Eustace Philip Snow was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England on 23 September 1890. He was the son of Alfred Snow (1856-1930) and Matilda Eliza Hayward (1863-1933), both Hampshire natives who had married in Southampton in 1882. They went on to have ten children, eight of whom lived past infancy: Alfred (b. 1881), George Fred (b. 1883), Beatrice Maud (b. 1885), Sidney Barter (b. 1886), Percy Barter (b. 1888), Roy (b. 1892), Gilbert Hyde (b. 1894), Edith Eliza (b. 1898) and Eustace. 

Eustace first shows up on the 1891 census living at 1 Nelson Place, St Mary, Southampton with his family, his father described as a boot (?) repairer. They have moved to 21 Lower Canal Walk by the time of the 1901 census and are still at this address by the time the 1911 census has been taken, with an unmarried Eustace being described as a ship's scaler.

When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, Eustace gave his address as 21 Lower Canal Walk, Southampton. His last ship had been the Olympic. As a Trimmer he received monthly wages of £5 10s.

On the night of the disaster Eustace was off-duty. During the ship's final moments he assisted in preparing collapsible A for launch. He reported the boat, full of men and women keeling over and spilling many occupants into the water before floating off.

It is generally believed that he eventually managed to pull himself aboard collapsible lifeboat B after being washed overboard.

Eustace returned to England and continued to work at sea into the 1920s. He remained a bachelor for most of his life before his marriage in Southampton in 1955 to Edith Jane Gulliver, née Pope (b. 26 January 1895 in Southampton), who had been widowed the previous year when her husband Ernest Gulliver died. Husband and wife continued to live in Hampshire and Eustace died in New Forest in mid-1966.  He was buried at Hollybrook Cemetery, Southampton (section L19, plot 70).

His widow died within weeks in Southampton in 1966.  

Titanic Crew Summary

Name: Mr Eustace Philip Snow
Age: 21 years 6 months and 22 days (Male)
Nationality: English
Marital Status: Single
Last Residence: at 21 Canal Walk Southampton, Hampshire, England
Occupation: Trimmer
Last Ship: Olympic
Embarked: Southampton on Saturday 6th April 1912
Rescued (boat B)  
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Died: 1966
Buried: Hollybrook Cemetery, Southampton, Hampshire, England

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References and Sources

United States Senate, Washington 1912. n° 806, Crew List
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
Craig Stringer (2003) Titanic People, CD-ROM

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Senan Molony Titanica! (2004) A Holy Grail - The Missing Depositions


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  1. Patrick O`maracou

    Patrick O`maracou said:

    Ustace Snow was my great uncle ,I have photo of him and list of ships he sailed in .the true story has never been told of the speed she was doing just before she hit the iceberg.Patrick O`maracou.

  2. alissa

    alissa said:

    this is my great great grandfather

  3. Debbie (1692)

    Debbie (1692) said:

    Hi, Eustace was the nephew of my great great grandfather Richard. I didn't realise Eustace had any children and I would love to know who his decendants are.

  4. Debbie (1692)

    Debbie (1692) said:

    Hi Patrick, I am a decendant of Eustace's Uncle, Richard Snow, and I would love to see a photo of him.

  5. TonySnow99

    TonySnow99 said:

    Has anybody got any idea if Eustace was related to George Frederic Snow (my Grandfather) of 7 St Georges Place, Lower Back of the Walls which was a street adjacent to Lower Canal Walk. Snow is not a particularly common name and these two addresses are very close. As my father was born in 1915 I suspect that Eustace and George were of a similar age.

  6. Sue Whitfield

    Sue Whitfield said:

    If you are still at this address (your post 5 years ago) please reply and I will give you detail

  7. Elizabeth Butcher

    Elizabeth Butcher said:

    Eustace was my Grandmother's cousin, she was Lucy Mabel Snow and Eustace married late to a widow and did not have children as far as I am aware. I heard that Eustace shut himself in his bedroom on every anniversary of the sinking.

  8. Elizabeth Butcher

    Elizabeth Butcher said:

    Eustace was my Grandmother's cousin, so we share a relative somewhere!

  9. Elizabeth Butcher

    Elizabeth Butcher said:

    Sorry but Eustace Snow was my Grandmother's cousin, he married a widow late in life and so did not have children.

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