Mrs. Sarah Mary Fish, nee Rogers: She was born Sarah Mary Rogers in Bridgwater, Somerset 3 June 1882 (her birth was registered in the third quarter of that year) to John, a butcher born about 1852 at North Petherton, and Elizabeth Ann (nee Harden) Rogers, born about 1857 at North Petherton. Her parents had married 20 October 1879 at North Petherton. Sarah Mary had been christened 27 June 1882 in North Petherton in the Church of England. Her brothers and sisters in 1891 included Edwin John, 10, Elizabeth (fellow survivor), 4, Cecelia Jane, 2, and Wilfred Robert Rogers, an infant. In 1901, she lived at Redland Road in Bristol and was listed as a visitor in the family of Sarah Fish (her future mother-in-law). The Fish family consisted of Sarah, 46, and her children Joseph, 21 (her future husband), Thomas, 18, Ella, 14, and Howard, 11. There was also a servant living in the household, Francis Alcock, 39, which suggests the family was rather well off. She had married Joseph Eustace Fish, of Redland, Bristol, a contractor, on 18 August, 1903. He seems to have joined the British Army. She was travelling on the Lusitania with her daughters Eileen, 10, Marion, 8, and infant daughter Joan and also her sister, Elizabeth Rogers. Their point of origin was listed as Toronto by the Cunard Line. Little Joan was lost in the sinking of the Lusitania, but the other four members of the family survived. It is possible that she was the Sarah M. Fish who passed away in Bridgwater, Somerset, England, in 1955.
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