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James Edward Cartwright

Mr James Edward Cartwright (Saloon Steward, 1st Class) was born in Mile End, London, England in 1879, later being baptised on 14 September that year in St Philip's Church, Stepney.

He was the son of James Cartwright (b. 1851), a shoemaker, and his wife Ellen (b. 1854), both natives of Middlesex. He was brother to: Lily (b. 1873), Ann (b. 1876), Thomas George (b. 1883), William (b. 1886), Rose (b. 1891) and Albert (b. 1900).

The 1881 census shows an infant James living with his family at 10 Thomas Street, Hamlet, London. His mother seemingly passed away at a young age and his father was remarried to a lady named Henrietta (b. 1871), with whom James' half brother Albert was born. The family, minus James, is listed on the 1901 census living at 98 Heath Street, Mile End. When the 1911 census was taken James was again absent from the family home but his father, who now described himself as single, and brother William were listed as living at 65 Gosset Street in Bethnal, Green.

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Cartwright died in the sinking. His body was recovered (#320) by the Montmagny and was buried at Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia on 10 May 1912.

Titanic Crew Summary

Name: Mr James Edward Cartwright
Born: circa.1879 in London, England
Age: 33 years (Male)
Nationality: English
Marital Status: Single
Last Residence: at 11 Western Terrace Southampton, Hampshire, England
Occupation: Saloon Steward
Last Ship: Olympic
Embarked: Belfast on Monday 1st April 1912
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body recovered by: Minia (No. 320)

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Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
White Star Line (1912.) Record of Bodies and Effects (Passengers and Crew S.S. "Titanic") Recovered by Cable Steamer "MacKay Bennett" Including Bodies Buried at Sea and Bodies Delivered at Morgue in Halifax, N.S.
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Encyclopedia Titanica (2016) James Edward Cartwright (ref: #1795, last updated: 15th January 2016, accessed 28th January 2022 14:33:41 PM)
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