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Anton Ferrary

Anton (or Antonio) Ferrary1 was born in Mexico2 in about 1879. His father Louis was a butcher.

Anton appears to have moved first to the US and then to the UK in the early 1900s - he does not appear on the 1901 UK Census.

On 24 Aug 1908 when 29 years old he married Annie Frances Foyle (born 9 July 1886, died 1959). The marriage was conducted at the South Stoneham Register Office. The marriage certificate lists Annie's father as a Master Plasterer and Antonio's profession as Plasterers Labourer. At the time of their marriage the couple lived at 19 Condor Road, Woolston then a suburb of Southampton.

The couples' first child George John Anthony was born 7 June 1909 (died 14 Jun 1982) and a second son Sidney Henry was born in 8 March 1911 (died 29 Jan 1967).

At the time of the 1911 Census the family were living in three rooms at 7 Condor Road. The Census form was completed and signed by Annie and she listed Anton's forename as "Thomas" and said he was a US resident. It is likely that she did this either to avoid prejudice or for work permit reasons. Anton was still working as a Plasterer`s Labourer.

By 1912 when Anton signed on the Titanic the family had moved to 38 St Mary's Place, Chapel, Southampton.  Before joining the Titanic his previous ship was the Oceanic.

Sign on
Anton Ferrary's entry in the crew agreement.

He died in the disaster and his body was not recovered.

Following the disaster, Annie Ferrary remarried in 1916 to Albert Charles Pope (1886-1959) and had three further children.

Notes

  1. Very little is known about his origins. He signed his own name in the sign-on sheet as "Anton Ferrary".  His marriage certificate records his name as "Antonio Ferrary", while the 1911 census, completed by his wife, gives "Thomas Ferrary". 
  2. It appears from the sign-on sheet that he gave Mexico as his birthplace, although the wording is a little indistinct. The crew casually list gives the birthplace as Mexico.  Some researchers think he may have actually been Italian.   If he was Mexican then he may have been born on 11 March 1879 in Atotonilco, Jalisco, the son of Doroteo Ferrer (butcher) and Cesarea Hernandez.  The references to 'Antonio' and his father's name as 'Louis' leave this a matter open for further research.

Titanic Crew Summary

Name: Mr Anton Ferrary
Born: 1879
Age: 33 years (Male)
Marital Status: Married to Annie Frances Foyle
Occupation: Trimmer
Last Ship: Oceanic
Embarked: Southampton
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Recovered

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References and Sources

United States Senate, Washington 1912. n° 806, Crew List
Susan Wels (1997) Titanic: The Worlds Greatest Ocean Liner, Crew list by Michael Findley
Ancestry.co.uk
1911 British Census
Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Registers and Indexes of Births, Marriages and Deaths of Passengers and Seamen at Sea. BT 334/52 and 334/53. UK National Archives.
Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Agreements and Crew Lists, Series III: Titanic. BT 100/259 and 100/260. UK National Archives
FreeBMD. England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1915
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Encyclopedia Titanica (2021) Anton Ferrary (ref: #1479, last updated: 15th April 2021, accessed 24th October 2021 08:23:07 AM)
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