Thomas Francis Myles (1849 - 1912) MP

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Birthplace: Brook Lodge, Fermoy, county Cork, Ireland
Death: Died in Atlantic Ocean
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Mr Thomas Francis Myles

  • Born: Wednesday 31st January 1849
  • Age: 63 years
  • Last Residence: in Fermoy Ireland
  • Occupation: Gentleman
  • 2nd Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Queenstown on Thursday 11th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 240276 , £9 13s 9d
  • Died in the sinking.
  • Body Not Recovered

Thomas Myles studied at St. Coleman's College and on graduation he sailed from Liverpool to India aboard a cargo ship commanded by a cousin, visiting Bombay and Calcutta. Later he travelled to America and sailed the length of the Mississippi. He decided he settle in America and in 1875 he arrived in Boston, with only one pound to his name and no family.

Thomas eventually earned enough to invest in real estate and owned at least ten rental properties by the time of his death.

In 1890 he built a home in Cambridge Mass for his family which he named "Idlewild". He had planned to build a new home in Waban, Mass.

In late 1911, he travelled back to Ireland to settle part of the family estate and oversee custodianship of his mentally retarded brother James, who was the last family member remaining in Ireland. Myles return journey was booked on an earlier White Star liner which was withdrwn from service due to the coal strike. He transferred to the Carpathia but it was filled to capacity so he finally booked second class passage on the Titanic. Myles boarded the Titanic at Queenstown and died in the sinking.

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