Mr Josef Arnold-Franchi, 25, was born on 24 March 1887. He was a farmer who lived in Altdorf, Kanton Uri, Switzerland. He was married to Josefine Arnold-Franchi (Josefine Franchi).
From their relatives of New Glarus, Wisconsin, they recieved in 1912 two prepaid tickets (number 31441 and 31442, all together 445 Swiss francs) from the agent: Im Obersteg, Basel. With those tickets they got their final ticket, number 349237, price: £17 16s.
The couple had a son, Josef, born on 9 December 1911. They did not have enough money to take him to America as well, so he was left behind with his grandparents.
Mr and Mrs Arnold-Franchi boarded the Titanic as third-class passengers at Southampton, together with his cousin Aloisia Haas. He shared cabin (E)58 on F-Deck with Anton Kink, Vincenz Kink, Albert Wirz, Leo Zimmermann, and (probably) Wenzel Linhart.
Josef Arnold-Franchi died in the sinking. His body if recovered, was never identified.
The Arnold' s son grew up with his grandparents Karolina and Zacharias Arnold-Haas at Attinghausen, Switzerland. The child was paid compensation of sFr 500.00and £75 from the Lord Mayor's (Mansion House) Fund.
Josef later married (1944) and died on 23 November 1973 at Baden, Switzerland.