William Edward Farquharson

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William Edward Farquharson

Birthplace: Merseyside, Liverpool, England
Death: Died in Titanic
Cause of death: Died in the sinking. Body Not Recovered
Immediate Family:

Son of George Walter and Elizabeth Farquharson
Husband of Martha Farquharson

Occupation: Senior 2nd. Engineer
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About William Edward Farquharson


Mr William Edward Farquharson

  • Born: 1873
  • Born in Liverpool Merseyside England
  • Age: 39 years
  • Married to Martha Farquharson.
  • Last Residence: at 94 Wilton Avenue, Shirley Southampton Hampshire England - Map
  • Occupation: Senior 2nd. Engineer
  • Last Ship: Oceanic
  • Engine crew
  • First Embarked: Belfast
  • Died in the sinking.
  • Body Not Recovered

Mr William Edward Farquharson was born in Liverpool in 1873, the son of George Walter and Elizabeth Farquharson. He served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Higginson of Liverpool and then joined the Anglo-American Tool Company. Farquharson went to sea at the age of 22 years initially with Johnson & Co. Ltd and then aboard ships owned by John Markwood of Liverpool. He joined the White Star line in 1900 as Assistant Second Engineer aboard the Teutonic later transferring to the Seuvic on which he served for over three years before moving to the Majestic as Junior Second Engineer. Later he held the rank of Senior Second Engineer aboard the Teutonic and the Oceanic.

He "stood-by" the Titanic during the latter stages of her construction and died when she was lost at sea.

Wiliiam Farquharson lived at 90 Wilton Avenue, Southampton and left a widow, Martha, and three children. His estate was valued at £428 7s

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William Edward Farquharson's Timeline

Liverpool, England
April 15, 1912
Age 39