Quigg Edmond Baxter

Is your surname Baxter?

Research the Baxter family

Quigg Edmond Baxter's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


Quigg Edmond Baxter

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Death: Died in At Sea - Titanic Casualty
Cause of death: Died in the sinking. Body Not Recovered
Immediate Family:

Son of James Baxter and Hélène Baxter
Partner of Bertha Antonine Mayné
Brother of Anthony William Baxter and Mary (Zette) Hélène Douglas

Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Quigg Edmond Baxter


  • Name: Mr Quigg Edmond Baxter
  • Born: Wednesday 13th July 1887
  • Age: 24 years
  • Last Residence: in Montreal Québéc Canada
  • 1st Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 17558 , £247 10s 5d
  • Cabin No.: B58/60
  • Died in the sinking.
  • Body Not Recovered

Mr Quigg Edmond Baxter, 24, was born in Montreal on 13 July 1887, the son of banker James Baxter and his wife, Hélène de Lanaudière Chaput.

Quigg was educated by Jesuits at Loyola College,a private boys school in Montreal. He joined the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association when he was 17 and quickly earned a reputation as a star football and hockey player. He played hockey with the Montreal Shamrocks until he took a low blow to his eye from a stick during a game in 1907, and lost the sight of it. Although he was no longer able to play hockey, he coached, and is credited with organizing one of the first international hockey tournaments ever played in Paris.

In 1911 he dropped out of his first year in Applied Sciences at McGill University to accompany his mother and sister (Hélène Douglas) to Europe. While in Brussels, he met and fell in love with a 24-year old cabaret singer, Berthe Mayné. He was determined to bring Mayné back to Montreal with him, and booked her into a stateroom of her own on Titanic C-90 under an assumed name, Mme. DeVilliers.

Baxter himself occupied boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg with Ticket No. PC 17558.

On the night of the sinking, he was in his cabin (B-60) when his mother demanded to know why the Titanic had stopped in mid ocean. When he stepped outside just before midnight to investigate, he saw Captain Smith talking to Bruce Ismay outside Ismay's cabin next door. "There's been an accident, Baxter, but it is all right," Smith told him. As Smith hurried away to the bridge, Ismay told him to get his mother and sister into the lifeboats. Baxter carried his mother up the grand staircase to lifeboat 6. "Quigg didn't seem at all disturbed," his sister later told The Montreal Standard, "While he didn't relish being parted from us, he bade me farewell bravely." As he put his mother into the boat he handed her a sterling silver flask of brandy, and she began to complain about his drinking. He cut her short: "Etes vous bien maman?" he asked, Au revoir, bon espoir vous-autres." (Goodbye and keep your spirits up everyone.) Berthe Mayné didn't want to get into the boat without him, but Molly Brown convinced her to do so. He waved them away, and drowned in the sinking, his body, if recovered, was never identified.

Travelling Companions (on same ticket)

  • Mrs Hélène Baxter
  • Mrs Mary Hélène Douglas
  • References and Sources
  • Alan Hustak (1999) Titanic: The Canadian Story. Véhicule Press. ISBN 1 55065 113 7
  • John Baxter, Canada (Quigg Baxter's nephew)
  • Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])


  • Hermann Söldner, Germany
  • Alan Hustak, Canada
view all

Quigg Edmond Baxter's Timeline

July 13, 1887
April 15, 1912
Age 24
At Sea - Titanic Casualty