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Remembering the Lesser Known Passengers that died on the Titanic

Updated on June 8, 2017
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Titanic Passengers | Victims of the Titanic Disaster Remembered

On the 15th of April 2015, it was exactly 103 years ago that mankind endured a great tragedy. A sadness that was felt from the poorest home in Europe to the wealthiest mansions in North America. The RMS Titanic, jewel of the White Star line, sank on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. We honour the memory of the 1517 victims that lost their lives that fateful evening.

They are in our thoughts! We honor the Victims of Titanic

15 April 1912

Photo of the final resting place of Sidney Leslie Goodwin. Sidney was a toddler that died during the Titanic disaster.
Photo of the final resting place of Sidney Leslie Goodwin. Sidney was a toddler that died during the Titanic disaster. | Source

The Forgotten Ones.

Book of Rememberance

This is a small Hub to remind us off the huge loss of life, that tragic night and to focus a bit more on some of the passengers that history has forgotten. Please spend one minute today, to reflect on your life and the people that are special to you. When the passengers and crew of Titanic waved goodbye - be it at Southampton or Queenstown, Ireland - it was for the last time.The ship sailed into history and into our hearts and minds. Please post a message in the Guestbook section, on your thoughts about this tragedy.


Remembering those that died on the Titanic Documentary

Nurse Alice Cleaver who saved baby Trevor Allison
Nurse Alice Cleaver who saved baby Trevor Allison | Source

The Allison Family from Canada.

Titanic First Class

Three members of the wealthy Allison family from Canada perished. Father Hudson, Mother Bessie and Child Helen (2). Only their infant son, Trevor (11 months), survived the ordeal.

Leonard had spent four years in Canada before returning to England to get his brothers and friends
Leonard had spent four years in Canada before returning to England to get his brothers and friends | Source

The Hickman Brothers - Leonard, Lewis and Stanley

Titanic Second Class

The Hickman Brothers - Leonard, Lewis and Stanley on their way to Manitoba Canada. Leonard left the United Kingdom for Canada in 1907 in search for a better life. This he found and he returned to the United Kingdom to ask his brothers to join him back in Canada. All three brothers perished. Read more about these brothers on BBC news Article.

Titanic leaving Southampton.
Titanic leaving Southampton. | Source

Benjamin and Ellen Howard

Titanic Second Class

Retired couple Benjamin and Ellen Howard from 85 Cheltenham St, Swindon, were on their way to the United States to visit their son Herbert.

Reverend Ernest C Carter and his wife Lilian

Titanic Second Class

Reverend Ernest C Carter and his wife Lilian from Exeter. The couple was offered space in one of the lifeboats, but they refused - saying "Let the others go first." They both died that fateful evening.

Thomas Solomon Brown

Titanic Second Class

Thomas Solomon Brown an Hotelier from Cape Town who was on his way to Seattle to start a new hotel. He had stock, furnishings and linen for the new hotel in Titanic's hold. Read more about his daughter Edith who became a well known survivor.

Shadrach's Grave
Shadrach's Grave | Source

Harry and Shadrach Gale

Titanic Second Class

The Gale brothers, Harry and Shadrach from School Rd, Harrowbarrow Nr St Dominee, Cornwall. They were Cornish coal miners looking for a better life in Colorado. Read more about the brothers on Encyclopedia Titanica.


The Goodwin family. From left to right: William, Frederick, Charles, Lillian, Augusta, Jessie. At the center is Harold. Sidney is not present.
The Goodwin family. From left to right: William, Frederick, Charles, Lillian, Augusta, Jessie. At the center is Harold. Sidney is not present. | Source

The Goodwin family

Titanic Third Class

The Goodwin family from Melksham, Wiltshire, England. Father Fredrick, Mother Augusta, children Charles(14), Harold(9), Jessie(10), Lillian(16), Sidney(1) and William(11). The whole family perished. Read more about infant Sidney .


Third Class Cabin
Third Class Cabin | Source

The Lefebvre family

Titanic Third Class

The Lefebvre family from France - Mother Frances and her four children Henry(4) ,Ida (2) ,Jeannie(6) and Mathilde (11) perished. They were on their way to be re-united with their father.


Interview with Titanic Survivor Eva Hart

Titanic Archives Interviews with Survivors held in 1957

A photograph of Selma, Felix and Lillian Asplund sitting in the tombs of the Asplund shortly after the tragedy of the Titanic and Carl's funeral in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
A photograph of Selma, Felix and Lillian Asplund sitting in the tombs of the Asplund shortly after the tragedy of the Titanic and Carl's funeral in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. | Source

The Asplund family

Titanic Third Class

The Asplund family from Sweden, Father Carl and three children Carl(5), Gustaf(9) and Oscar(11) perished. Other members of the family survived, including the children's mother. Read more about this family Encyclopedia Titanica . Read also more about one of the survivors, the daughter Lillian .

Danbom family
Danbom family | Source

The Danbom family

Titanic Third Class

The Danbom family from Gothenburg in Sweden. Father Ernest, Mother Sigrid and little baby Gillbert (4 months).


Edvard and Gerda Lindell
Edvard and Gerda Lindell | Source

The Lindell couple

Titanic Third Class

Farewell, Titanic: Her Final Legacy
Farewell, Titanic: Her Final Legacy

Edvard and Gerda Lindell from Sweden. The couple jumped into the water as the great ship started sinking. They reached a lifeboat, but only Edvard managed to get into the boat, while one of the survivors, held his wife's hand for some time. The lifeboat was half filled with water and the freezing water exhausted everybody. In the end the man had to let go of Gerda's hand. Edvard died shortly afterwards in the lifeboat. This is one of the stories from the book "Farewell, Titanic: Her Final Legacy" By Charles Pellegrino.

 

The Jussila sisters

Titanic Third Class

The Jussila sisters, Katrina(20) and Mari(21) from Finland. They were on their way to North America, in their search for a better life.

Reference material and websites used in putting this Hub together.

Please post your thoughts on the sad events, that came to an end, at 2:20 AM on the 15th of April 1912.

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      Colin323 4 years ago

      Very good lens; I learned something here.

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      ogrote 4 years ago

      @maryseena: Thx for the squidlike.

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      maryseena 4 years ago

      Beautiful lens on a poignant memory. Glad I found it on the less than 5 visits forum.

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      Leah J. Hileman 4 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      Terrific lens about an unnecessary tragedy.

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      Jen withFlash 5 years ago

      Very nice lens. Thanks for the memoirs.

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      A great tribute lens and featured on Blessed by Skiesgreem 2012-2 and also on Nearer My God. Hugs

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      So sad, but wonderful work of you.. dear ogrote.

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      ArthurF LM 5 years ago

      A beautiful tribute. This is a great reminder that even though a disaster has long passed we still need to remember those whom have fallen.

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      Cynthia Davis 5 years ago from Pittsburgh

      Wonderful tribute to those who perished in the Titanic. Angel Blessings**

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      Mary Crowther 5 years ago from Havre de Grace

      Very sad, thinking of them now.

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      goldenrulecomics 5 years ago

      I had the privilege of meeting one of the Titanic survivors back in the late 1980s. It really was awesome.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      So sad, very thoughtfully done, thanx.

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      Kristen 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      VERY interesting lens! Great job!

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      Lori Green 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      Great lens. Very good reading

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      Sonia DB 5 years ago

      This is an interesting lens, well researched.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Oh My, it really makes it more real to read about the people who lost their lives on the Titanic

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      antoniow 5 years ago

      Very nice lens, great topic!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      This is such a touching tribute to those who lost their lives. Blessed.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Its an amazing story that the survivors were able to share with the world. Your article is interesting, thank you.

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      swatisingh lm 5 years ago

      you can't survuive in those situations..

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      Oh... did I mention.....

      ~BLESSED~

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      Amazing how one thing can affect so many lives... RIP families of the Titanic. Hard to believe it's been 100 years.

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      Miha Gasper 5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      So many astonishing stories from one single ship...

      Amazing lens, thumbs up!

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      Titanic was not a tragedy only to passengers and their relatives, it is also a warning to human irresponsibility. You made great lens!

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      This was a truly tragic event. We live in Southampton, and most of the crew came from the city, joining before she sailed as there was a general strike and high unemployment. Off all those who perished, over 500 were from Southampton.

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      anaisfraiche 5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this lens. I can't bear to think about children, infants especially who survived this tragedy but became orphans - parents and siblings all perished.

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      Spiderlily321 5 years ago

      Very interesting lens. These were some very sad events. :( You did a great job in writing this. Thanks for sharing

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Never know about the sad truth behind the great movie :( Thanks for sharing this with us and I'm adding this history to my new lens: http://www.squidoo.com/squidoo-lens-interactions

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      soaringsis 5 years ago

      Always in my thoughts

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      floppypoppygift1 5 years ago

      Amazing lens, lots of info, very sad :(

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      tomthiessen lm 5 years ago

      Rebuilding the Titanic just to experience it? I dunno. That'd be like smashing another plane into a skyscraper to recreate 9/11.

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      ogrote 5 years ago

      @cheapmicrowave lm: Hi, Thanks for your comment.

      My understanding is that it is going to be a complete replica, built by a Chinese firm.

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      cheapmicrowave lm 5 years ago

      This is a truly beautiful lens. I heard about the titanic 2 being built from a friend but didn't believe him, I think its great that work is going ahead. Will it be an exact replica?

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      trendydad 5 years ago

      I love this lens--great job

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      GentlemenGogoVEVO 5 years ago

      titanic lens, i think maybe we must pray and i like the movie and your lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Let's remember them. Great page.

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      jolou 5 years ago

      Such tragic stories. In some cases entire families were lost.

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      Susanna Duffy 5 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Such sad stories. 100 years seems like nothing when you read the background and see the photos of those poor souls who died on the Titanic

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      Lee Hansen 5 years ago from Vermont

      The Titanic story is so tragic - and more recent shipwrecks have convinced me I will never take a cruise!

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      JoyfulPamela2 5 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      My daughter just performed in the musical "Titanic" several times over the past week, so it has brought to mind all the interesting stories and people.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Titanic has become a Ship that will Live Forever and will Remain a Deep Rooted part of History!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What a tragic night.So many people were lost. Thats all.