Edwin Herbert Keeping (1878 - 1912) MP

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Birthplace: St George Hanover Square, London, England
Death: Died in Atlantic Ocean
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About Edwin Herbert Keeping

http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/edwin-herbert-keeping.html

  • Name: Mr Edwin Herbert Keeping
  • Age: 33 years
  • Occupation: Servant to Mr George Dunton Widener
  • 1st Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 113503 , £211 10s
  • Cabin No.: C132 ?
  • Died in the sinking.
  • Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 45)
  • Buried: at Sea on Sunday 21st April 1912.

Mr Edward "Edwin" Herbert Keeping, 33, was valet to George Dunton Widener .

A widely travelled man Keeping had visited numerous countries in his work with various employers among whom was a Russian Grand Duke, who gave him a locket as a present when he left.

Edward Keeping was married to Karin Johansson from Stockholm. They met through working together for the Wideners (she also was a servant). After a while they got married and Karin gave up work to have time for their daughter Mildred.

Keeping boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg and travelled on his own ticket (#113503) [1].

Mr Keeping died in the disaster, his body was later recovered by them MacKay Bennett (#45) and was buried at sea on 21 April 1912.

NO.45 - MALE - ESTIMATED AGE 32 - HAIR LIGHT

CLOTHING - Grey overcoat marked "E.K" on the inside pocket, black suit, striped shirt and black boots.

EFFECTS - gold watch and chain, locket, pocket book with diamond and ruby tie-pin, one $2.00 bill, cigarette case, 3 pieces of 20 francs, 1 piece of 20 f. Magyar, and three 100 fr. notes in a purse, keys and lucky cent, 3s 3d in coins; Paris address "Ritz Hotel".

FIRST CLASS - NAME - EDWIN KEEPING, Valet

Among the effect found with the body was the locket given to Keeping as a gift. In it were two pictures, one of his wife and the other of his three year old daughter.

Keeping's widow and daughter received an annual sum from a trust started by Mrs Eleanor Widener . Karin returned to Sweden and died in 1968. After that her daughter Mildred (later Fogelberg) alone received the annual payment.

Notes

It appears, from papers found on his body, that he had been staying with the Wideners at the Paris Ritz Hotel. The "Marriages, Birth, Deaths ..." list gives the Wideners' last address as the London Ritz. It is possible that during their tour of Europe thay stayed at both. They joined the Titanic in France, however.

Documents

  • Record of Bodies and Effects (#45 )

References

  • 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)
  • Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (Public Archives of Nova Scotia)
  • Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic . Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0

Acknowledgements

  • Claes-Göran Wetterholm, Sweden

Contributors

  • Hermann Söldner, Germany

Travelling Companions (on same ticket)

  • Miss Amalie "Emily" Henriette Gieger
  • Mr George Dunton Widener
  • Mrs Eleanor Widener
  • Mr Harry Elkins Widener

References and Sources

  • 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)
  • Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (Public Archives of Nova Scotia)
  • Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic . Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0

Credits

  • Claes-Göran Wetterholm, Sweden
  • Hermann Söldner, Germany
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Edwin Herbert Keeping's Timeline

1878
1878
London, England
1907
September 5, 1907
Age 29

New York Passenger Arrival Lists

Given Name: Edwin Herbert
Surname: Keeping
Last Place of Residence: Paris, France
Date of Arrival: 05 Sep 1907
Age at Arrival: 29y
Ethnicity: English
Port of Departure: Southampton
Port of Arrival: New York
Gender: Male
Marital Status: S
US Citizen:
Ship of Travel: Adriatic

1909
1909
Age 31
Cheltenham, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
1910
1910
Age 32
Cheltenham, Montgomery, Pennsylvania

United States Census, 1910

Name: Edwin H Keeping
Birthplace: England
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Residence: Cheltenham, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Married
Race : White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1903
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England

'''Household'''
Edwin H Keeping M 31y
Spouse Carolina E Keeping F 30y
Child Mildred E Keeping F y 10m

1912
April 15, 1912
Age 34
Atlantic Ocean
April 21, 1912
Age 34
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