Mr Harry Bartram Faunthorpe was born in Scotter, Lincolnshire, England on 30th October 1880.
He was the son of William Bartram Faunthorpe (b. 1844), a farmer, and Bethiana Ouzman (b. 1845), both natives of Lincolnshire who were married in 1866. He had seven siblings: Joseph Arthur (1869-1929), Frederick William (1871-1955), Mary Ann (b. 1873), Luther Ouzman (1876-1954), Florence Flavia (b. 1878), Albert Ernest (1879-1955) and Marjorie Amelia (b. 1885).
He first appears on the 1881 census living at High Street, Scotter and his father was described as a farmer of 26 Acres. The family appeared at the same address on the 1891 census. When Harry appeared on the 1901 census he was described as a grocer's assistant and living and working at an address in Bourne, Lincolnshire, Marke (?) Place. The 1911 census shows him boarding at an address, 70 Park Street in Grimsby, and he was described as an unmarried furniture salesman.
He boarded the Titanic at Southampton as second class passenger. Travelling with him was a married woman, his mistress Elizabeth Anne Wilkinson who travelled as Mrs Faunthorpe. Prior to joining Titanic, Elizabeth lived in Manchester with her husband Samuel Wilkinson. It was later reported that Harry and his "wife" had told other passengers that they were intending to honeymoon in California. They carried ticket number 2926 which had cost £26.
Mr Faunthorpe died in the sinking. His body was recovered by the MacKay Bennett (#286).
NO. 286. - MALE. - ESTIMATED AGE, 36. DARK - HAIR. GOING BALD
CLOTHING - Green raincoat; grey coat and vest; blue pants; white waist coat with stripe; purple and green flannel shirt; brown drawers; black boots.
EFFECTS - 6 gold and diamond rings; sovereign case; £3 10s; George sovereign; spectacles; gold watch chain and seal; silver watch; silver chain; two knifes; papers; 12s. 6d. in silver; 1s. 2d. in copper.
PROBABLY SECOND CLASS NAME - HARRY FAUNTHORPE.
The body was forwarded to 'Mrs Faunthorpe', care of William Springfield, Philadelphia. He was buried at Mount Peace Cemetery in Philadelphia on 11 May 1912. What became of his mistress Elizabeth Anne Wilkinson is not clear but it is believed she returned to England where she remained.
His parents lived out their lives in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. His mother died in 1918 and his father in 1925.
Mount Peace Cemetery, Philadelphia
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55).
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