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Frederick Ernest Woodford

Birthdate: (40)
Birthplace: Boldre, Lymington, Hampshire, England
Death: April 15, 1912 (40)
Titanic (Died in the sinking. Body recovered)
Place of Burial: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Francis Woodford and Charlotte Woodford
Husband of Susan Woodford
Father of Susan Mary Cronan; Annie Freda Woodford; George Woodford and Arthur Woodford
Brother of Henry Charles Woodford; Arthur Woodford; Frank William Woodford; Horace Leonard Woodford; George Eli Woodford and 2 others
Half brother of Thomas Henry Woodford; Edwin Samuel Woodford; John James Woodford and George Woodford

Occupation: Greaser
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About Frederick Ernest Woodford

Mr Frederick Woodford

  • Born: 1871
  • Age: 40 years
  • Marital Status: Married.
  • Last Residence: in Southampton Hampshire England
  • Occupation: Greaser
  • Engine crew
  • First Embarked: Southampton
  • Died in the sinking.
  • Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 163)
  • Buried: Fairview Lawn Cemetery Halifax Nova Scotia Canada on Monday 6th May 1912.

Mr Frederick Woodford was born in 1871. He was married and when he signed on to the Titanic gave his address as 14 Clovelly Road, Southampton.

He died in the sinking.

His body was recovered by the Mackay-Bennett (#163), and was buried at Fairview Cemetary, Halifax, Nova Scotia on 6 May 1912. His grave remained unmarked for many years.


CLOTHING - Blue suit.

EFFECTS - 1 knife; 2 pipes; 2 books British Sea Farers' Union No. 1802.


NAME - F. WOODFORD, 14 Cloverly Road, Southampton

Notes The U.S. Senate crew list lists the first initial as H. The address in the Senate list does not agree with the address in the Recovered Body list.

Available Documents

White Star Line (1912.) Record of Bodies and Effects (Passengers and Crew S.S. "Titanic") Recovered by Cable Steamer "MacKay Bennett" Including Bodies Buried at Sea and Bodies Delivered at Morgue in Halifax, N.S. Details compiled from records of the "Mackay-Bennett". Public Archives of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S., Manuscript Group 100, Vol. 229, No. 3d, Accession 1976-191, c. Friday May 3, dark purple card covers, initial page entitled, Key to accompanying List showing how bodies have been disposed of:, probably printed in Halifax, N.S., 76 pp., unpaged, Body No. 1 to 306 inclusive: annotated in red ink below each body's data with burial permit and cemetery data, and with two extra typed pages added for the Minia, Montmagny and Algerine; Body Nos. 307 to 324 inclusive, Nos. 326 to 329 inclusive and No. 330 respectively. (#163)

References Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259) United States Senate, Washington 1912. n° 806, Crew List Hermann Söldner (ed.) (2000) RMS Titanic: Passenger and Crew List 10 April 1912-15 April 1912. ä wie Ärger Verlag.

Contributors Bill Wormstedt, USA

Frederick Ernest Woodford was born 1 June 1871 in Boldre, Lymington, Hampshire, England. He was the son of Francis Woodford (1829-1896) and Charlotte Bound (1840-1910).

His parents were both Hampshire-natives and his father had been married previously to Eliza Charlotte Bendell (1832-1861) and had four children from that marriage: Thomas Henry (b. 1852), Edwin Samuel (b. 1853), John James (b. 1858) and George (b. 1861). He married Charlotte Bound in 1863 following his first wife's death and they had at least ten children: Henry Charles(b. 1864), Arthur (b. 1866), Frank William (b. 1869), Horace Leonard (b. 1874), George Eli (b. 1876), two daughters named Alice Maud (one b. 1878 and who died a year later, and another born in 1880), Charlotte Elizabeth (b. 1883), Emily May (b. 1885) and Frederick.

Frederick first appears on the 1881 census living at "Norley," in Boldre, Hampshire and his father is described as a labourer. On the 1891 census Frederick is listed as a boarder at 181 Back Road, Winton, Hampshire and he is described as a labourer and unmarried but he is absent by the time of the 1901 census.

Frederick was married in Poole, Dorset in 1902 to Susan Anstey (b. November 5, 1882 in Branksea Island, Dorset) and according to the 1911 census they had four children, two of whom died in infancy. Their surviving children were Susan Mary (b. April 19, 1907) and Annie Freda (b. 1911). On the 1911 census the family are listed as living at 14 Clovelly Road, Southampton and Frederick gives his profession as a Seaman on the yacht Atlanta.

When he signed on to the Titanic in Southampton he gave his address as 14 Clovelly Road and his last ship as the Minnehaha. As a greaser he could expect to earn monthly wages of £6 10s.

Frederick Woodford was lost in the Titanic disaster. His body was recovered by the Mackay-Bennett (#163), and was buried at Fairview Cemetary, Halifax, Nova Scotia on 6 May 1912. His grave remained unmarked for many years.

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Frederick Ernest Woodford's Timeline

June 1, 1871
Boldre, Lymington, Hampshire, England
April 19, 1907
Age 35
Age 39
April 15, 1912
Age 40
May 6, 1912
Age 40
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada