Mr George Ingram

Mr George Ingram1 was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England on 28 September 1892. 

He was the son of Henry Ingram (b. 1861) and Matilda Pitman (b. 1860), both Hampshire-natives who had married in Southampton in 1881. 

One of ten children, all of who survived infancy, Ingram's siblings were: Florence (b. 1882), Amelia (b. 1884), Lydia (b.1886), Louisa (b. 1888), Henry Walter (b. 1890), Robert (b. 1894), William (b. 1897), Matilda (b. 1900) and Alice (b. 1904).

On the 1891 census, the year before George's birth, his family were recorded at 104 Bevois Street, Southampton and his father is described as a hawker in drapery. They were still at this address by the time of the 1901 census, this time his father was described as a wardrobe dealer. George's father died around 1910 and by the time of the 1911 census his mother was a widow and they had relocated to 56 Princes Street, Southampton; George was described as an unmarried general labourer.

When he signed onto the Titanic Ingram gave his address as 18 Lower Canal Walk, Southampton2 and as a trimmer he could expect to receive wages of £5, 10s per month.

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© Bill Fowler, Canada.

George died in the Titanic disaster. His body (#204) was recovered by the Mackay-Bennett and was buried at Fairview Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia on 6 May 1912.3

NO. 204 - MALE - ESTIMATED AGE, 23 - DARK HAIR

CLOTHING - Dungaree pants; green coat and vest.

EFFECTS - 2 brass rings; pipe; papers; B. S. F. U. book 910.

FIREMAN.

NAME - C. INGRAM
14 Lower York St.

George's mother Matilda died in Southampton in 1930.

Notes

  1. Listed as "G. Ingram" or "E. Ingram" on various lists. Frequently misidentified as "Charles" Ingram.
  2. The home of a Mr Frederick James Carter as per 1912 Southampton street directory and 1911 census.
  3. Ingram is mis-identified as a fireman in the Halifax list.
 

Comment and discuss

  1. Jacky Dalton said:

    I have been doing research on a trimmer who died on the Titanic, Charles Ingram. I was hoping to find out where he was born. He was living in Southampton before working on the Titanic. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Wenda Mintrum said:

    Have only just come across your message here. I had noticed Charles Ingram when looking through the crew list as in my researches into the Mintram family I have had contact with the descendant of one who married an Ingram. I will mail her to see if she has any knowledge of Charles and get back to you. Wenda Mintrum (searching for Fireman William Mintram's parents!)

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References and Sources

White Star Line (1912) Record of Bodies and Effects (Passengers and Crew S.S. "Titanic") Recovered by Cable Steamer "MacKay Bennett" Including Bodies Buried at Sea and Bodies Delivered at Morgue in Halifax, N.S.
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Link and cite this biography

Encyclopedia Titanica (2020) George Ingram (ref: #1531, last updated: 2nd March 2020, accessed 5th June 2020 01:49:31 AM)
URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/charles-ingram.html