Mr Henry Price Hodges

Henry Price Hodges

Mr Henry Price Hodges, 50, was born in Herefordshire in 1862.  He moved to Southampton where he married Ellen Almy (1861-1938) in 1884 and they had 11 children.1

He was a music and pianoforte dealer and lived at The Cotswolds, a substantial 13 room house on Highfield Lane, Southampton, England.

He boarded the Titanic at Southampton as second class passenger. He held ticket number 250643, price: £13.

Hodges wrote a letter to Mr Hector Young, Newtown Conservative Association in Southampton, which was posted at Queenstown:

'We've had a fine time up to now. You don't notice anything of the movement of the ship. OK on top deck there are twenty boys marching round and singing. Others are playing cards and dominoes; some are reading and some writing. Everything is quite different to what we thought to see at sea.'

Mr Hodges accompanied Ada and Elsie Doling.

Hedied in the sinking. His body was recovered by the MacKay Bennett (#149).


CLOTHING - Dark suit.

EFFECTS - Card case; £40 in notes in case; gold ring; 4 gold studs; gold watch and chain; gun metal watch; gold charm; pocket knife; keys; 7s. in silver; £5 in gold.


His body was buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia on 10 May 1912.

Photo: Bob Knuckle



Henry Price Hodges

Articles and Stories

Southern Evening Echo (1952) 
Southampton Times and Hampshire Express (1912) 
Gloucester Citizen (1912) 
Hampshire Observer (1912) 


Hermann Söldner, Germany


  1. Of whom 8 were living when the 1911 census was taken: Roland Almy Hodges (1884–1893); Gordon Hodges (born 1886); Stella Hodges (1887–1966); Archibald Harry Hodges (1888–1958); Harold Herbert Hodges (1889–1905); Frank Stanley Hodges (1890–1956); Cyril Augustine Hodges (1893–1910); Hubert Selwyn Hodges (1895)
    Henry Price Hodges (1899–1973); Leo Cecil Hodges (born 1903); Arnold Richard Hodges (1906–1975)

References and Sources

General Register Office Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths
British Census
Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (Public Archives of Nova Scotia) (#149)
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)

Link and cite this biography

(2017) Henry Price Hodges Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #456, updated 24th August 2017 08:50:01 AM)

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