Howard Brown Case (c.1865 - 1912) MP

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Birthplace: originally from Rochester, New York, USA
Death: Died in At Sea - Titanic Casualty
Cause of death: Died in the sinking. Body Not Recovered
Occupation: Agent for oil Company
Managed by: June Barnes
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About Howard Brown Case

  • Name: Mr Howard Brown Case
  • Age: 49 years
  • Last Residence: in Ascot Berkshire England
  • 1st Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 19924 , £26
  • Died in the sinking.
  • Body Not Recovered

Mr Howard Brown Case, 48, managing director of the Vacuum Oil Company Ltd., Caxton House, Westminster, London, boarded the Titanic at Southampton as first class passenger. He bought ticket number 19924 for £26. He may have intended to make a business trip to Standard Oil Cy., Rochester, New York.

Mr Case was a well-known American resident in England. He originally came from Rochester, New York. First coming to England in 1886, he returned to the United States in 1891. Eight years later, in 1899, he came back to England to take the sole charge of his company's interests in England. He resided at Coombe Grange, Ascot together with his wife and four children (two sons and two daughters).

Some survivors recalled that Case helped women and children into the boats and finally stepped back to meet his fate.

Mr Howard Case died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.


  • Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])
  • Marriages, births, deaths and injuries that have occurred on board during the voyage (PRO London, BT 100/259-260)


  • Daily Sketch (London), 22 April 1912


  • Hermann Söldner, Germany

""The men behaved bravely. Major Butt took charge of one section of the ship in placing the women in the lifeboats. Howard Case was another hero. He installed a system to get the women off. And he saw that the system was followed. I think he was the big hero of the disaster."

As Daniels talked a big gray-haired man strode up and grasped his hand.

"That was my brother, Howard Case, I'm glad to hear he behaved well," the newcomer said."

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Howard Brown Case's Timeline

Age 25
Lancashire, England
Age 27
Age 29
Rochester, Monroe, NY, USA
Age 30
April 15, 1912
Age 47
At Sea - Titanic Casualty