Frederick Toms

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Frederick Toms

Also Known As: "Francis A."
Birthplace: Southampton, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of John Toms and Matilda Ann Toms
Husband of Nora Louisa Toms
Brother of William Charles Toms; John Henry R Toms; Fanny Toms; Emily Toms; Kate Toms and 1 other

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About Frederick Toms

Marriages Jun 1912

  • Phillips Nora L Toms S. Stoneham 2c 173
  • Toms Fred Phillips S.Stonehouse 2c 173

Titanic survivor Francis A Toms

Tony Bull - "I've sent an email to as follows":

All of the details shown for this named survivor correspond exactly to those of my great uncle FREDERICK Toms, brother of my grandmother, Emily (neé Toms), who raised me after my mother died. Frederick was much loved brother, spoken of within the family with affection. The address shown as his last residence is that of his elder brother, William Toms, who lived there until the nineteen seventies, and whom I knew well.

Frederick's health was impaired by his Titanic experience and he left the Oceanic, returned to Southampton, married his sweetheart, Louisa, and emigrated with her to California, from where he wrote regularly to his Southampton relatives until his death a few years later. His widow, Louisa, returned his body to Southampton for burial.

Tony Bull

  • Name: Mr Francis A. Toms
  • Born in Southampton Hampshire England
  • Age: 31 years
  • Last Residence: at Hillside Rd, Bitterne Park Southampton Hampshire England - Map
  • Occupation: Saloon Steward
  • Last Ship: Olympic
  • Victualling crew
  • First Embarked: Belfast on Monday 1st April 1912
  • Rescued (boat 15)
  • Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912

Mr F. Toms, 31, was born in Southampton, Hampshire.

Toms signed-on to the Titanic in Belfast as a steward on 1 April 1912. When he signed-on again in Southampton on 4 April 1912, he gave his address as Hillside Rd. B.P., (Southampton). As a steward he received monthly wages of £3 15s. He had transferred from the Olympic.

Toms was rescued in lifeboat 15.

Toms continued to work for White Star, he signed-on to the Oceanic on 10 July 1912.

References and Sources Crew Particulars of Engagement, Public Record Office (BT100/259) Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, Agreements and Crew Lists Oceanic January – August 1912

Credits Inger Sheil, UK Kerri Sundberg, USA

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Southampton, UK