The Titanic Goodwins

 


Frederick Goodwin was a 42-year-old electrical engineer living with his wife, Augusta, 43 and six children, Lillian, 16; Charles, 14; William, 11; Jessie, 10; Harold, 9; and baby Sidney, in a row house in Fulham, England. Frederick married Augusta Tyler on December 25th 1894, in the parish church of Saint Mary Newington, in the county of London. They were 25 and 26 years old. His brother, Thomas, who had settled in Niagra Falls, New York, notified Frederick of an opening at the big power station there, so he decided to move to America with his family. Selling their home in Fulham, the family paused briefly in Marcham, booking passage on a small steamer operating out of Southampton. With little savings, they were travelling Third Class but their sailing was cancelled due to the coal strike and they were transferred to the Titanic. Their ticket cost them 46 Pounds and 18 Shillings.

The entire family was lost in the sinking.

This is baby Sidney Leslie Goodwin (not pictured with the family above, but on the ship), born Friday, 9th September, 1910.

This information is from Encyclopedia Titanica.

It's likely that our geneological lines cross somewhere in the past. However there is no current evidence that our current line is related. But there can only be so many Goodwins from the British Isles!