Captain Edward Gifford Crosby

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Edward Gifford Crosby

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Rochester, Monroe, NY, USA
Death: Died in At sea - Titanic casualty
Immediate Family:

Husband of Catherine Elizabeth Crosby
Father of Harriette Rebecca Crosby and Frederic G. Crosby

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About Edward Gifford Crosby

Captain Edward Gifford Crosby

Crosby married Catherine Elizabeth Halstead and they lived in Muskegon, Michigan before moving to Milwaukee in 1897. In 1903 Crosby founded the Crosby Transportation Company which by 1910 was operating four steamers out of Milwaukee: Nyack, E. G. Crosby, Conestoga and May Graham.

The Crosbys lived at 474 Marshall Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and they had two children, Fred [1] (who did not travel on the Titanic) and Harriette. They boarded the Titanic at Southampton as first class passengers (ticket number WE/P 5735, £71). Captain and Mrs Crosby occupied cabin B-22, Harriette was in B-26.

On Sunday 14 April, Edward had retired about 9 p.m. and Catherine about 10:30 p.m. She was awakened by a sort of 'thump' some time after that Edward dressed and went out to find out what was happening. He came back, a few minutes later, and stated, rather bluntly to his wife, "You will lie there and drown!" He then went to his daughter's cabin and told her the ship had been rather badly damaged. It appears that Crosby then went off again and was not with his wife and daughter when they boarded a port side lifeboat.

Crosby lost his life in the sinking, his body was later recovered by the MacKay Bennett

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Captain Edward Gifford Crosby's Timeline

1842
February 18, 1842
Rochester, Monroe, NY, USA
1872
October 8, 1872
Age 30
New York, New York, NY, USA
1882
1882
Age 39
Michigan, United States
1912
April 14, 1912
Age 70
At sea - Titanic casualty
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