Mr George Andrew Brereton

George Andrew Brereton

Mr George Andrew Brereton (aka Bradley, Brayton etc.) was born on 12 November 1874 in Medelia, Minnesota, the son of Daniel Brereton, a native of Ireland and Mary Rohe Brereton from Germany. Later a resident of Los Angeles, CA he boarded the Titanic at Southampton (ticket number 111427, £26 11s). He was travelling under the alias Mr George Arthur Brayton. He was rescued in (possibly) lifeboat 9.

'Brayton' (a professional gambler) had been in the First Class smoking room stalking a victim when the ship struck. Even after the disaster, while travelling on the Carpathia back to New York, Brayton was still at work. He met another First Class passenger Charles Stengel on deck and after their return to New York attempted to involve him in a horse racing scam.

George Brereton
George Brereton in a 1923 passport photo
(National Archive / Gavin Bell)

Brereton's first wife Grace committed suicide and he remarried to Hazel Rell two months later.

Brereton killed himself on 16 July 1942.

He is buried at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, California, USA



George Brereton
Grave of George Brereton

Articles and Stories

Titanica! (2001) 
New York Times (1912) 
Los Angeles Times (1933) 
New York Times (1912) 
The Sun (New York) (1912) 
Los Angeles Times (1942) 


Phillip Gowan, USA
Mike Herbold, USA
Debra McWilliams, USA
Arne Mjaland
Hermann Söldner, Germany

References and Sources

Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])
Walter Lord (1986) The Night Lives On: Thoughts, Theories and Revelations about the Titanic. London, Penguin. ISBN 0 140 27900 8

Link and cite this biography

(2017) George Andrew Brereton Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #38, updated 19th August 2017 23:39:01 PM)

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