Mr Josef Arnold-Franchi

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.


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References and Sources

Günter Bäbler (1998) Reise auf der Titanic. Chronos, Zürich
Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklets and Minute Books
Marriages, births, deaths and injuries that have occurred on board during the voyage (PRO London, BT 100/259-260)
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])
Search archive British and Irish newspapers online

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2018) Josef Arnold-Franchi (ref: #644, last updated: 21st December 2018, accessed 30th September 2020 00:20:26 AM)