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Josef Arnold-Franchi

Birthdate: (25)
Death: April 15, 1912 (25)
TITANIC at sea (Died in the sinking. Body Not Recovered)
Immediate Family:

Son of Zacharias Arnold Franchi and Karolina Haas
Husband of Josefine Arnold-Franchi
Father of Josef Arnold-Franchi
Brother of Ambros Arnold-Gamma and Anna Arnold

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About Josef Arnold-Franchi


  • Name: Mr Josef Arnold-Franchi
  • Born: Thursday 24th March 1887
  • Age: 25 years
  • Last Residence: in Altdorf Uri Switzerland
  • Occupation: General Labourer
  • 3rd Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 349237 , £17 16s
  • Destination: New Glarus Wisconsin United States
  • Died in the sinking.
  • Body Not Recovered

Mr Josef Arnold-Franchi, 25, was born on 24 March 1887. He was a farmer who lived in Altdorf, Kanton Uri, Switzerland. He was married to Josefine Arnold-Franchi (Josefine Franchi).

From their relatives of New Glarus, Wisconsin, they recieved in 1912 two prepaid tickets (number 31441 and 31442, all together 445 Swiss francs) from the agent: Im Obersteg, Basel. With those tickets they got their final ticket, number 349237, price: £17 16s.

The couple had a son, Josef, born on 9 December 1911. They did not have enough money to take him to America as well, so he was left behind with his grandparents.

Mr and Mrs Arnold-Franchi boarded the Titanic as third class passengers at Southampton, together with his cousin Aloisia Haas.

Josef Arnold-Franchi died in the sinking. His body if recovered, was never identified.

The Arnold' s son grew up with his grandparents Karolina and Zacharias Arnold-Haas at Attinghausen, Switzerland. The child was paid compensation of sFr 500.00and £75 from the Lord Mayor's (Mansion House) Fund.

Josef later married (1944) and died on 23 November 1973 at Baden, Switzerland.


  • Günter Bäbler (1998) Reise auf der Titanic. Chronos, Zürich
  • Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklets and Minute Books
  • Marriages, births, deaths and injuries that have occurred on board during the voyage (PRO London, BT 100/259-260)
  • Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])


  • Scott Marty
  • Arthur Merchant
  • Hermann Söldner, Germany

Travelling Companions (on same ticket)

  • Mrs Josefine Arnold-Franchi
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Josef Arnold-Franchi's Timeline

March 24, 1887
November 9, 1911
Age 24
April 15, 1912
Age 25
TITANIC at sea