Titanic Survivors' Untimely Deaths


The tragic stories of Titanic survivors who died prematurely...

The Titanic disaster brought a premature end to 1500 lives but some of the survivors would also die long before their time; whether through war, illness, fire, road traffic accidents or suicide. Here are some of their stories.

Trevor Allison (1929)
Died from effects of ptomaine poisoning aged 18.

John Anderson (1914)
Escaped from an asylum where he was being treated. He was later found drowned.

Eugenie Baclini (1912)
Died from meningitis only three months after the sinking, aged 3.

Allen Baggott (1921)
Died from convulsions.

Helen Bishop (1916)
Died from epilepsy brought on by a car accident on 1913, aged 23.

George Brereton (1942)
Shot himself.

Daniel Buckley (1918)
Killed in action toward the end of World War One.

Edward Buley (1917)
Died aboard HMS Partridge in 1917

John Collins (1941)
Died in a psychiatric hospital from the effects of syphilis

Charlotte Collyer (1916)
Died from tuberculosis.

John Morgan Davis (1951)
Poisoned himself during the Christmas holidays after his wife left him.

Washington Dodge (1919)
Shot himself in the elevator of his apartment building due to business and investment problems.

Frederick Fleet (1965)
Hanged himself from a clothes-line.  He had been suffering from depression following the death of his wife Eva and being evicted from his home by her brother.

Henry William Frauenthal (1927)
Jumped from his apartment balcony after months of depression partially resulting from the mental illness of his wife.

Albert Haines (1933)
Hit by a car while crossing the road.

Reginald Hardwick (1918)
Died in the battlefields.

Eliza Hocking (1914)
Found dead in the street, probably as a result of a hit-and-run car accident.

Archie Jewell (1917)
Died in the sinking of the SS Donegal, torpedoed in the English Channel during World War One.

John Kennedy (1918)
Anthrax poisoning, probably from an infected shaving brush.

Archibald Gracie (1912)
Died in autumn 1912, partially from the effects of his ordeal during the sinking.

Arthur Lucas (1921)
Shot himself on a train.

Mabel Martin (1960)
Died in a motorcycling accident.

Mary Nakid (1912)
Died from meningitis three months after the sinking aged 1.

Juha Niskanen (1927)
Set his cabin on fire and then shot himself in the head in a fit of depression over failure to strike gold on his property in California.

Hannah O'Brien (1918)
Died in the influenza epidemic

Nellie O'Dwyer (1917)
Died during an influenza epidemic

Edith Pears (1956)
Drank bleach.

Oscar Leander Johansson Palmquist (1925)
Murdered by the partner of his mistress.

Edgar Lionel Perry (1940)
Killed in a Southampton pub during the blitz

Robert Pusey (1918)
Died aboard HMS Dirk.

Phyllis May Quick (1954)
Shot herself in the head at a time of marital problems.

Annie Robinson (1914)
Jumped overboard while a passenger on the Devonian in 1914.

Charles Hallace Romaine (1922)
Killed after being hit by a taxi cab.

Frederick Scott (1915)
Died in a boiler explosion aboard SS La Marguerite in 1915

Christopher Arthur Shulver (1922)
Killed in a coal bunker explosion aboard the Adriatic.

Robert Douglas Spedden (1915)
Hit by a car near his family holiday home, aged 9.

Ruth Taussig (1925)
Typhoid fever.

William Henry Taylor (1914)
Died in Southampton docks in 1914 when he was crushed.

Jack Thayer (1945)
Slit his own throat and wrists due to depression over the loss of his son during World War II.

Assad Thomas
Died in 1931 from pneumonia, aged 20.

George Terrill Thresher (1939)
Died when the SS Parkhill was torpedoed off the coast of Aberdeen.

Jessie Trout (1930)
Killed in a car accident.

Joan Wells (1933)
Died from sepsis, aged 25.

Natalie Wick (1944)
Died due to complications from routine surgery

Anna (Mary) "Joseph" Yusuf
Died from burns sustained in a fire at her home, aged 4.

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