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Tom Hunt

Thomas Hunt was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England on 29 May 1884. He was the son of Isaac Hunt (b. 1853) and Harriet Rusher (1862-1900). His father was from Southampton and his mother from Wiltshire and they had married in Wiltshire in 1879. They would have six children: George (b. 1877), Sylvester (b. 1887), Rose (b. 1894), James (b. 1896), Albert Sylvanus (b. 1889) and Thomas.

Thomas first appears on the 1891 census living at 27 Queen Street, St Mary Southampton, and on the 1901 census the family are listed at 3 Castle Court, Southampton and he is described as a seaman. 

He signed-on to the Titanic on 6 April 1912. His previous ship had been the Minnewaska, and his address as 2 Queen Street, St Marys, Southampton. As a fireman he would receive pay of £6 per month. Also serving on the Titanic was his brother Albert Sylvanus Hunt, a trimmer, and his brother-in-law William Albert Hebb.

Thomas Hunt, who was unmarried, died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified. His parents received financial aid from the Titanic relief fund 1.

Notes

  1. Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklet (March 1913) Number 132. Hunt, Isaac, father. Hunt, Mrs. mother. Class G dependants. His mother was already deceased by the time of the Titanic disaster.

Titanic Crew Summary

Name: Mr Tom Hunt
Age: 27 years 10 months and 17 days (Male)
Nationality: English
Marital Status: Single
Last Residence: at 2 Queen Street Southampton, Hampshire, England
Occupation: Fireman
Last Ship: Minnewaska
Embarked: Southampton on Saturday 6th April 1912
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Recovered

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Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklets and Minute Books
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