Lillian Augusta Goodwin

Lillian Goodwin

Lillian Augusta Goodwin was born in Newington, Middlesex, England on 12 March 1896.

She was the daughter of Frederick Joseph Goodwin (b. 1870), a printer and compositor, and Augusta Tyler (b. 1868), natives of Surrey and Middlesex respectively who had married on 25 December 1894.

She had five siblings: Charles Edward (b. 1897), William Frederick (b. 1898), Jessie Allis Mary (b. 1900), Harold Victor (b. 1901) and Sidney Leslie (b. 1910).

The Goodwin Family

She first appears on the 1901 census living with her family at 4 Exeter Road, Edmonton, Middlesex and on the 1911 census at Watson Court, Watson's Yard, High Street in Melksham, Wiltshire. By 1912 it seems the family were back living, at least temporarily in London at 10 Vernon Street, Fulham.

Several of her father's siblings had emigrated to the USA and settled in Niagara, New York. Her uncle Thomas Goodwin notified the family of a position for her father at the big power station at Niagara and plans were made for the family to settle there. Funds for travel were borrowed from several of her uncles and aunts.

The family had originally planned to cross on another steamer but the coal strike changed their plans and they were transferred to the Titanic. They boarded Titanic in Southampton on 10 April 1912 as third class passengers (ticket number 2144 which cost £46, 18s).

Like most large families travelling in third class, especially those with teenage boys, the entire family was lost in the sinking. Only the body of baby Sidney was recovered (remaining unidentified for many years).

There is a memorial to the family in the Church at Melksham, Wiltshire.

Newspaper Articles

Chicago Daily Tribune (17 April 1912) Family of Eight Missing
Bath Journal (20 April 1912) Frederick Goodwin and his wife and six children
Bridgwater Mercury (20 April 1912) West Country People In The Titanic : Melksham


The Goodwin Family

Documents and Certificates

(1911) Goodwin Family 1911 census


Goodwin family updated biographies
(1904) Lilian Augusta Goodwin Baptism
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Encyclopedia Titanica (2016) Lillian Augusta Goodwin (ref: #834, last updated: 21st April 2016, accessed 31st July 2021 01:05:36 AM)

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