Mr Harry Coe

Harry Coe was born in late 1890 in Southampton, Hampshire, England. He was the son of William Arthur Coe (1853-1931) and Mary Polly Brunton (1864-1942). His parents were natives of Nowton, Suffolk and East Dereham, Norfolk, respectively.

Harry first appears of the 1891 census as a 6-month old infant living at 13 Waterhouse Court, Southampton. His siblings, of whom he is the youngest are: Lilley, Maria, William, George and Thomas. His father is described as a railway labourer. By the time of the 1901 census the family have relocated and have welcomed two further siblings for Harry, Bertie and Sarah.

Harry Coe was married in mid-1908 to Daisy Rose Farmer (born in Newbridge, Hampshire in 1890). On the 1911 census Harry and his wife are living at 15 Deal Street, Chapel, Southampton with their two sons Henry Charles (1908-1969) and Ernest William (b. 1910). Harry is listed as a dock labourer.

When Harry signed on to the Titanic as a trimmer, he gave his address as 10 Cross Court, Southampton. As a trimmer he could expect to receive wage of £5 10s per month. His previous ship had been the Oceanic. Harry died in the disaster and his body, if ever recovered, was never identified.

Harry's wife Daisy had been pregnant at the time of the Titanic disaster. She gave birth to a son George later in 1912. She was remarried in 1919 to John Edward Webb and had several more children. Widowed again in 1954, she died on 12 August 1961 in Southampton.

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