Stephen William Hinton (Trimmer) was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England on 30 June 1881.
He was the son of William John Hinton (b. 1853) and Elizabeth Hiscock (b. 1852). His father was a Southampton-native and his mother from Sutton-Waldron, Dorset.
Stephen first appears on the 1891 census living at 26 Cumberland Street, St Mary, Southampton. Present besides he and his parents were his siblings: Frederick John (b. 1877) , Harriet Emma (b. 1879) and Amelia Jane (b. 1885). His father is described as a foreman. Another sibling would be born in 1893, Olive Louise. Another two children had been born to Stephen's parents but they would die in infancy.
Stephen shows up on the 1901 as a member of the Royal Navy Crew on the Duke of Wellington and is described as a stoker. He had joined the Royal Navy on 18 April 1898, up-scaling his age by two years before he commenced service aboard Victory II. He went on to serve aboard Rodney, Beagle, Monarch, Leviathan, Eclipse, Juno and Forward before his service ended exactly twelve years later on 18 April 1910 aboard Victory II. With exemplary conduct, he stood at 5' 2½" and had light brown hair with blue eyes and a fair complexion.
On the 1911 census the Hintons are still residing at 26 Cumberland Street. Stephen is described, as is his father, as a dock labourer and he is unmarried.
When Stephen signed on to the Titanic as a trimmer, he gave his address as 26 Cumberland Street, Southampton. As a trimmer he could expect to receive wage of £5 10s per month. His previous ship had been the Armadale Castle.
Stephen William Hinton died in the Titanic disaster. His body (#85) was recovered by the Mackay-Bennett but was buried at sea.
NO. 85 - MALE - ESTIMATED AGE, 31 - HAIR, LIGHT
CLOTHING - Blue serge suit; cotton shirt; White Star belt.
EFFECTS - Papers; pencil; two collar studs and 1 penny; Brit. Seafarers' Union No. 1037; R. N. R. Stoker Papers, No. 288327.
NO MARKS ON BODY OR CLOTHING.
NAME - W. HINTON,
26 Cumberland St., Southampton
Stephen's mother and father both died in Southampton in 1934 and 1927 respectively.