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Frederick Ware

Mr Frederick Ware was born in Deptford, Greenwich, London, England in 1877.

He was the son of William Ware (b. 1835), a carman, and his wife Jane (b. 1840), both natives of Sussex. He had two known siblings, Emily (b. 1871) and James (b. 1879).

He appears on the 1881 census living at 40 Stanhope Street, Deptford, London, moving to 5 Stanhope Street, Deptford by the time of the following census in 1891.

He was married in St Peter's Church, Greenwich in December 1904 to Cecilia Susan Elizabeth Still (b. 19 August 1881), a native of Shadwell, London, but they are not known to have had any children. The couple emigrated in 1909 and settled in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan and they are listed there on the 1910 census of that city and Frederick worked as an assembler in an automobile factory.

It is possible that both Frederick and his wife returned to England sometime in 1911 and that Frederick was returning to Michigan alone. He purchased ticket number 359309 which cost £8, 1s) and boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger on 10 April 1912.

Frederick Ware died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.

His widow Cecilia seemingly returned to Lansing (possibly aboard Olympic in late 1913) and she was remarried two years later to James Collins Vincent (1886-1964), a native of Lincolnshire, England. The couple had five children: Charles (b. 1915), Francis (b. 1916), Cecilia (b. 1918), Dorothy (b. 1920) and James (b. 1923).

Cecilia died in Lansing on 4 July 1966.

References and Sources

Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279]) Marriages, births, deaths and injuries that have occurred on board during the voyage (PRO London, BT 100/259-260) Names and Descriptions of British Passengers Embarked at the Port of Southampton, 10 April 1912 (PRO London, BT 27/780B)

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Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mr Frederick Ware
Age: 35 years (Male)
Nationality: English
Marital Status: Married to Cecilia Susan Elizabeth Still
Last Residence: in Greenwich, London, England
Occupation: Motor Fitter
Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 359309, £8 1s
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Identified

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