Thomas Henry Sage

Master Thomas Henry Sage was born in Wooton, Norfolk, England in the Spring of 1907.

He was the son of John George Sage (b. 1867), a corn chandler native to Hackney, and Elizabeth Ann Cazaly (b. 1865), a native of Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. His parents had married in 1890 and went on to have nine children of whom he was the youngest.

His siblings were: Stella Anna (b. 1891), George John (b. 1892), Douglas Bullen (b. 1893), Frederick (b. 1895), Dorothy Florence (b. 1897), Anthony William (b. 1899), Elizabeth Ada (b. 1901) and Constance Gladys (b. 1904).

Thomas spent his first years residing in Norfolk where his father ran the New Inn in Gaywood. He first appears on the 1911 census living with his family at 246 Gladstone Street in Peterborough, Northamptonshire where his father worked as a baker.

In April 1911 his father and elder brother George travelled to Winnipeg, Manitoba where they both worked as cooks with the Central Pacific Railway. After some months, Mr Sage and his son had saved sufficient money to embark out in a venture of their own and he purchased a fruit farm at Jacksonville, Florida, which he intended to cultivate for pecans. The two eventually returned to Britain and made plans for the whole family to travel back to Florida.

It was originally intended that the family would travel aboard the Philadelphia but the coal strike forced them to take passage on Titanic instead. After bidding their farewells to many well-wishers the family travelled by train to Southampton and board Titanic on 10 April 1912 as third class passengers (ticket number 2343 which had cost £69, 11s).

It is likely that the family was able to reach the deck shortly before the Titanic went down as there are reports that Stella had got into a lifeboat but left it when other members of her family were unable to join her.

The whole family were lost in the sinking; out of the eleven-strong crowd only Anthony William's body was recovered.

Newspaper Articles

Unidentified Newspaper The Sage Family Lost
1911 Census (2 April 1911) The Sage family in the 1911 census

Miscellaneous

Geoffrey E. Whitfield The Sage Family of Peterborough
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Encyclopedia Titanica (2017) Thomas Henry Sage (ref: #1191, last updated: 3rd June 2017, accessed 24th June 2021 18:47:36 PM)
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