Mrs William Arthur Lobb (Cordelia Stanlick) was born in Tywardreath, Cornwall, England in early 1878.
She was the daughter of Thomas Stanlick (2) (b. 1826), a miner, and Amelia Netherton (b. 1838), natives of Devonshire and Cornwall respectively who were married on 10 November 1860.
She had nine known siblings: Frederick (b. 1861), Clara (b. 1863), Amelia (b. 1864), Samuel (1869-1941), Tryphina (b. 1871), Bessie (b. 1874), Rosina (1876-1955, later Mrs George Parker Pidwell), Frederick W. (1880-1919) and Edith (b. 1884).
Cordelia first appears on the 1881 census living at Highway in Tywardreath and on the 1891 census (3) at Penpillick, also in Tywardreath.
She and her family had emigrated to the USA in 1901, leaving Southampton on 2 November that year aboard the Philadelphia and settling in Dalton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania. In 1910 both her parents died within a short period of each other and both were buried in Fairlawn Cemetery in Dalton.
Cordelia was married on 21 April 1909 to William Arthur Lobb who was also originally from Cornwall. They lived at 1711 Swetland Street in Scranton where William worked as an engineer on the railroads and the couple appeared in that city on the 1910 census. They were childless.
She travelled with her husband to visit both the family of her husband and her own family still resident in Cornwall. Her parents-in-law lived at New Street, Bugle in St Austell and her sister Rosina lived at Robartes Road in Bodmin.
For their return to America the Lobbs boarded the Titanic at Southampton as third class passengers (ticket number 3336 which cost £16, 2s) and it is possible that they were travelling with others from their locality.
Cordelia and her husband were lost in the disaster, with friends on the ship who survived stating that Cordelia chose to remain on board with her husband. Cordelia's body along with her watch and some jewellery were subsequently recovered but she was buried at sea as she was not readily identifiable at that time. Only latterly was she identified by the initials 'AL to CS' on her wedding ring.
NO. 55. - FEMALE. - ESTIMATED AGE, 30. - HAIR. BROWN.
CLOTHING - Black coat and skirt; black underskirt; grey petticoat; camisole with violet ribbon threaded through; woolen singlet; black stockings much darned at left knee; black shoes.
EFFECTS - Gold watch pinned on left breast, marked "CKS" on back; opal and pearl ring "H. M" to "D. S."; gold ring like rim of half sovereign; wedding ring, "A. L. to C. S. April 21st., 09"; solitaire brilliant, and sapphire.
NO MARKS WHATEVER ON BODY OR CLOTHING.
POSSIBLY SECOND CLASS.
There is a memorial to Cordelia and William in Fairlawn Cemetery in Dalton, Pennsylvania. It reads:
IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF
WILLIAM & CORDELIA LOBB
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
BY THE FOUNDERING OF THE
S. S. TITANIC
APRIL 14, 1912