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Frederic Kimber Seward

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Death: December 7, 1943 (65)
Queens, New York, United States (Heart Failure)
Place of Burial: Fresh Pond Crematory Queens New York United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Swezey Seward and Christina Seward

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About Frederic Kimber Seward

Frederic Kimber Seward, Sr. (sometimes mis-spelled Frederick) (March 23, 1878 – December 7, 1943) was a prominent corporate lawyer in New York City. He was a passenger on the RMS Titanic, and later chaired a survivors' committee that honored the rescue ship RMS Carpathia.


Frederic Kimber Seward

  • Name: Mr Frederic Kimber Seward
  • Born: Saturday 23rd March 1878
  • Age: 34 years
  • Last Residence: in New York City New York United States
  • Occupation: Lawyer
  • 1st Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 113794 , £26 11s
  • Rescued (boat 7)
  • Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
  • Died: Tuesday 7th December 1943
  • Cause of Death: Heart Failure / Disease
  • Buried: Fresh Pond Crematory Queens New York United States

Mr Frederic Kimber Seward, 34, was born in Wilmington, Delaware on 23 March 1878, the son of Samuel S. Seward and Crissie Kimber.

A corporation lawyer, he lived in from New York City. He boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a first class passenger (ticket number 113794, £26, 11s).

On the night of the accident Seward played cards with William T. Sloper and his church friend Dorothy Gibson in the first class lounge.

Gibson was able to help her friends to escape with her in lifeboat 7.

Whilst returning to New York on the Carpathia, Seward organised a group of other survivors (Karl H. Behr, Molly Brown, Mauritz Björnström-Steffansson, Frederic Oakley Spedden, Isaac Frauenthal and George Harder) to honour the bravery of Captain Rostron and his crew. They would present the Captain with an inscribed silver cup and medals to each of the 320 crew members.

He died in Queens, New York on 7 December 1943.


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Frederic Kimber Seward's Timeline

March 23, 1878
United States
December 7, 1943
Age 65
United States
Fresh Pond Crematory Queens New York United States