George Floyd Eitemiller

George Floyd Eitemiller

Mr George Floyd Eitemiller was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania in November 1886.

He was the son of George M. Eitemiller (b. 1849), a telegraph operator, and his wife Cecilia May Winton (b. 1858). His father was also native to Pennsylvania and of German descent whilst his mother hailed from Virginia. The two were married on 31 March 1878 in St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fulton, Pennsylvania. George had one sibling, a brother named Frank Winton (1878-1934).

George appears on the 1900 census living in Bellevue, Allegheny, Pennsylvania with his family. Later, on the 1910 census, he was living with his aunt and uncle John Saul and Minnie Lucock at an address in Detroit, Michigan.

George had been abroad as a European representative of a Cincinnati automobile company and his local address prior to joining the Titanic was the Bonnington Hotel, Southampton Row, London. He boarded the Titanic in Southampton as a second class passenger (ticket number 29751 which cost £13) and he was destined for 29 Webb Avenue, Detroit.

George Eitemiller died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified.

His mother Cecilia is believed to have died within a few years of him and his father moved to Kansas City, Missouri to be near his surviving son Frank. What became of him thereafter is uncertain.

His brother Frank worked in the nickel industry and was married twice, firstly in 1903 to Blanche Cromwell Patterson (1875-1962) before he divorced and married Estelle Sarah Tuthill (1883-1956). He had one child from his second marriage, also named Frank Winton (1924-1987). He later worked in the hotel industry and lived at different times in Missouri and Pennsylvania before settling in Toledo, Ohio where he died on 8 October 1934.

Memorial to George Eitemiller at Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, MI
(Photo: Lacey Bassett)

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)
United States Senate (62nd Congress), Subcommittee Hearings of the Committee on Commerce, Titanic Disaster, Washington 1912.


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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (1912) George Eitemiller in 1912
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  1. Brandon f. eitemiller said:

    He lived and I know he did because he was my grandfather. He was picked up by after floating away on duvet by a smaller illegal fishing vessel therefor it never got brought to light.

  2. Titanicusmordicus2 said:

    If his body was picked up, can you tell me where he is buried (name of the cemetery, section, lot and grave numbers / address of the cemetery, name of town, state)?

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