Sunday, April 14, 2013

Frank Winnold Prentice and the R.M.S. Titanic

It is the one hundred and first anniversary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic, which is probably one of the most well known ships to go down in British marine history.

On the 14 / 15th April 1912 the R.M.S. Titanic, the ship that was said to be unsinkable did the unthinkable and sank with the loss of many many lives!

The obvious question had to be asked and hopefully resolved .... was anybody from the Prentice One Name Study on that fateful journey and if they were did they live or die? A quick search on the ancestry records produced three names F.W. Prentice, George Prentice and Frank Winnold Prentice, all were storekeepers and all were from Norfolk, a co-incidence maybe?

F.W. Prentice and Frank Winnold Prentice proved to be the same man and I am still trying to find George Prentice

Frank Winnold Prentice was born at Downham Market, Norfolk c.1890.  He is the son of Henry Frank Warner and Elizabeth Prentice (nee Sherwood)

At the time of the sailing of the Titanic from Southampton, he was a boarder at 71 Denzil Avenue, Southampton. After the Titanic sank he was rescued from the sea by the Carpathia and arrived in New York City on the 18th April 1912

He died on the 30th May 1982

You can read Franks story at Encyclopedia Titanica

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