Freeman, Mrs. Rachel

Rachel Freeman, nee Grant: She was born 11 November 1875 at Tottenham, London, England (?). Her parents were Alexander, a minister for the Plymouth Brethren born in Scotland about 1832, and Lucy Anne Grant, who had been born in London around 1843. Her known brothers and sisters were Lucy E., b. ca. 1868, Alexander S., b. ca. 1869, Charles R., b. ca. 1871, and Henry D., b. ca. 1874. All siblings were born in ’’Settlement,’’ which might refer to Straits Settlement (Malaysia/Singapore). In 1891, the family lived at Ruskin Road in Tottenham, Middlesex, England. In 1901, she was noted as a hospital nurse living in Hoddesdon Urban in Hertfordshire. She had come to Quebec City in (early) May 1908 and was bound for Armstrong (British Columbia). The passenger list stated she was ’to be married.’ She married John Freeman 19 May 1908 at Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. They had been to England in 1912 and had returned to Canada on the Lusitania, having sailed from Liverpool 9 March. She was 5’8’’ tall, had fair hair and blue eyes. She survived the sinking of the Lusitania, having been helped by her husband into a starboard lifeboat. Her husband also survived the Lusitania disaster. Mrs. Freeman died 11 September 1967.

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