Mr Samuel Dennis

Mr Samuel Dennis, 23, was born on 17 June 1889 at Treyeo Farm in the North Cornwall parish of Launcells. He was the son of William Henry Dennis (farmer) and Mary Arabella Dennis (née Sobey). He was the younger brother of Elizabeth, Olive and William. He is known to have had a younger brother also born at Treyeo.

By 1894 the family had moved to Leigh Farm, Week St Mary, Cornwall. It was from here that Samuel set out on his fateful journey. Samuel had been encouraged to emigrate to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada by his relatives Lewis Richard and Owen Harris Braund of nearby Bridgerule, Devon. The Braund's had a relative Leonard Lovell already in Canada and it was to him they were all ultimately travelling on Titanic.

Samuel, with the Braund's, his brother, William Dennis and relatives John Hall Lovell (of Ashbury, Devon) and John Henry Perkin (of Holsworthy, Devon) all embarked Titanic at Southampton after a long train journey from North Cornwall. The party were also accompanied by Miss Susan Webber, a family friend of nearby North Tamerton, Cornwall.

Samuel was travelling in third class (ticket number 21172, £7 5s), it is probable that he shared a cabin with John Lovell. His ticket was likely obtained from the Bude White Star agent, Mr Hawking.

Samuel Dennis was lost in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.

 

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In some local records the family is listed as Dinnis.

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Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])
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