Mr Philippe Wiseman

Mr Philip (Philippe) Wiseman was born on 18 November 1858. He was a merchant, boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger (ticket number A/4. 34244, £7 5s). He was travelling to Quebec City, Canada.1

Wiseman died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.

'A traveling agent for a manufacturing firm, fifty-four years of age, was drowned. His wife had been dead for many years. He is survived by four children in ages from twenty-four to twenty (sic) years..... (1.000 dollars)
Red Cross files


  1. Very little is known about the Philip Wiseman that is shown on the Titanic passenger list but he may have been Elzear Philippe Wiseman born in Quebec on 18 Nov 1858, the son of Philippe Wiseman and Emilie Mathilde Rodrigues.  In 1911 this man, now a commercial traveller was living in Quebec with his second wife Marie (his first wife died having in 1895) and family.

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References and Sources

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)
Names and Descriptions of British Passengers Embarked at the Port of Southampton, 10 April 1912 (PRO London, BT 27/780B)
Search archive British and Irish newspapers online

Link and cite this biography

Encyclopedia Titanica (2013) Philippe Wiseman (ref: #1309, last updated: 5th December 2013, accessed 28th May 2020 22:17:34 PM)