Mr Harry Coe

Mr Harry Coe was born Southampton, Hampshire, England on 4 October 1890.

He was the son of William Arthur Coe (1853-1931), a railway labourer, and Mary Brunton (1864-1942). His parents were natives of Nowton, Suffolk and East Dereham, Norfolk, respectively who were married around 1882, initially settling in Essex before spending time in Kent and Portsmouth previous to settling in Southampton around 1888.

Harry came from a brood of seventeen children, eleven of whom survived childhood. His siblings were: Lily Eliza (1882-1937, later Mrs Thomas Mitchell), Maria (1883-1964, later Mrs Henry Bellows), Bessie Elizabeth (1884-1890), William (1885-1937), George (1887-1893), Thomas Henry (b. 1889-1954), Bertie (1892-1949), Sarah Ann (1894-1978, later Mrs Henry Harris), Florence Maud (1896-1897), Ethel Gertrude (1897-1990, later Mrs Reginald Cummins), Charles (1898-1898), Beatrice Maud (1899-1900), Edward (1901-1963), Ellen Rosina (1902-1993, later Mrs Charles Hardwick), Alice Maud (1905-1906) and Amelia Ivy (1908-1985, later Mrs Edward Kellaway).

Harry first appears of the 1891 census as a 6-month old infant living at 13 Waterhouse Court, Southampton; by the time of the 1901 census the family have relocated to 7 Granville (?) Street, Southampton with his father now working on the docks.

Harry was married in mid-1908 to Daisy Rose Farmer (b. 1890 in Newbridge, Hampshire). 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 and previous ship as Oceanic and as a trimmer he could expect to receive wages of £5, 10s per month.

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 and gave birth to a son named George Arthur on 5 October 1912. She was remarried in 1919 to John Edward Webb (1891-1954) and had three more children, John, Daisy and Peggy. Widowed again in 1954, Daisy died on 12 August 1961 in Southampton.

Harry's posthumously-born son George later married Ethel Florence Williams (1913-2000) and raised four children. He died in 1995.

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