Miss Susan Webber

Susan Webber
Susan Webber a few years before she survived the Titanic.
(Kathleen Webber, courtesy of Michael A. Findlay & Robert Bracken, USA)

Miss Susan Webber, 36, known as "Susie", was born on 2nd July 1874, the daughter of Mr Richard Webber, (Farmer and Carpenter) and Mrs Elizabeth Webber (nee Chapman) of Vale House, North Tamerton, Cornwall. She was sister to Maud, Ernest and Ann.

Her passage to the USA was obtained through Mr Hawking, Booking Agent of Bude, Cornwall. The evening prior to her departure, amidst much excitement, a family farewell was held at her home, at which friends from nearby, Lewis and Owen Braund attended. They too were to travel on Titanic, albeit in third class.

Susie embarked the Titanic at Southampton. She occupied second class cabin E-101 which she shared with Miss Edwina C. Troutt and Nora Keane. Her ticket was #27267 and cost £13.

Susan Webber survived the disaster on board lifeboat 12. She had been travelling on Titanic to emigrate to her nephew Charles E Webber of Hartford, Connecticut. She remained in the USA living with him and his wife, Kathleen, at 3 Forest Street, Rocky Hill, Hartford County, Connecticut, acting as their housekeeper for the rest of her life. She became an active member of the Grange and the Congregational Church.

At the age of 77 she was admitted to the Hartford Hospital, after suffering from coronary complications. She passed away on 29 January 1952.

Susan Webber Grave
© Michael A. Findlay, USA


Articles and Stories

Western Times (1912) 
Unidentified Newspaper (1912) 


Stephen Coombes, UK
Chris Dohany, USA
Phillip Gowan, USA
Brian Ticehurst, UK
Geoff Whitfield, UK

References and Sources

Western Morning News, April 1912, Devon Lady's Escape
Unidentified Newspaper (Hartford, CT), 29 January 1952, Obituary
Hartford Courant, January 30, 1952, Obituary and Death Notice
Connecticut State Department Of Health Certificate Of Death

Link and cite this biography

(2017) Susan Webber Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #593, updated 21st August 2017 16:53:01 PM)
URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-survivor/susan-webber.html

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