Alice Frances Christy

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Alice Frances Christy (Jones)

Birthplace: Woolwich, Kent, England (United Kingdom)
Death: July 07, 1939 (71-72)
West Norwood, London, England
Immediate Family:

Wife of Frederick Alexander Christy and Morena Joshua Cohen
Mother of Moise Jacques Cohen; Rachel Julie Cohen Christy and Amy Frances Christy Jacobsohn
Sister of Walter Jones

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About Alice Frances Christy

Mrs Alice Frances Christy (née Jones)

  • Titanic Survivor
  • Born: circa 1860 in Woolwich, London, England
  • Age: 52 years (Female)
  • Nationality: English
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Last Residence: in London. England
  • 2nd Class Passengers
  • First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No.: 237789, £ 30
  • Destination: Montréal, Québéc, Canada
  • Rescued: (Boat 12)
  • Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
  • Died: Friday 7th July 1939 in Bournemouth, Hampshire, England aged 79 years
  • Reference: deck plans of R.M.S. Titanic
  • Reference: Life Boat No. 12

Mrs Alice Frances Christy, 45, a widow from London, was born in Kent, England. She was travelleing to Montreal, Canada with her daughter Julie Rachel. They boarded the Titanic at Southampton as second class passengers (ticket number 237789, £30)

They were accompanied by Sidney and Mrs Jacobsohn, who were also on their way to Canada.

Mrs Alice Christy and her daughter survived the sinking. They were rescued by the Carpathia in lifeboat 12.

BOAT NO. 12.* No male passenger in this boat.

British Report (p. 38) says this was the fourth boat lowered on port side at 1.25 a. m.

Passengers: Miss Phillips.

Bade good-bye to his daughter and sank with the ship: Mr, Phillips. Women and children, 40.

Crew: Seamen Poigndestre (in charge), F. Clench. Later, Lucas and two firemen were transferred from boat '*D."

Jumped from deck below as boat was lowered: 1 Frenchman.

Total: 43.

Transfers were made to this boat first from Engelhardt "D" and second, from Engelhardt upset boat "B, so that it reached the Carpathians side with seventy, or more.

INCEDENTS F. Clench, A. B. (Am. Inq., p. 636).

The second officer and myself stood on the gunwale and helped load women and children. The chief officer passed them along to us and we filled three boats, No. 12 first. In each there were about forty or fifty people. After finishing No. 16 boat, I went back to No. 12. "How many men (crew) have you in this boat?" the chief officer said, and I said, "Only one, sir" . He looked up and said: "Jump into that boat" , and that made a complement of two seamen. An able seaman was in charge of this boat. (Poigndestrc.) We had instructions to keep our eye on No. 14 and keep together.

There was only one male passenger in our boat, and that was a Frenchman who jumped in and we could not find him. He got under the thwart, mixed up with the women, just as we dropped into the water before the boat was lowered and with- out our knowledge. Officer Lowe transferred some of his people into our boat and others, making close on to sixty, and pretty full up. When Mr. Lowe was gone I heard shouts. I looked around and saw a boat in the way that appeared to be like a funnel; we thought it was the top of a funnel. (It was Engelhardt overturned boat "B.") There were about twenty on this, and we took off approximately ten, making seventy in my boat.

John Poigndestre, A. B. (Br. Inq., p. 82).

Lightoller ordered us to layoff and stand by close to the ship. Boat "D" and three lifeboats made fast to No. 12. Stood off about 100 yards after ship sank. Not enough sailors to help pick up swimmers. No light. Transfer of about a dozen women passengers from No. 14 to No. 12. About 150 yards off when Titanic sank. No compass.

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Alice Frances Christy's Timeline

Woolwich, Kent, England (United Kingdom)
March 1, 1885
Lewisham, London, England
London, UK
April 8, 1888
Lewisham, London, England (United Kingdom)
July 7, 1939
Age 72
West Norwood, London, England