Florence Whitehead: She had been born 27 October 1873 in Glossop, Derbyshire, England. In 1901, she was a twister at a cotton mill in her native Glossop. She had been in the USA for six months on a visit. She and fellow survivor Elizabeth Hampshire had been guests at the home of Miss Hampshire’s brother, William A. Hampshire, a business man of Milton; he was also, allegedly, Miss Whitehead’s step brother. Her parents seem to have been Micah, a Church Caretaker b. 27 July 1833 at Glossop in Derbyshire, and Hannah (nee Hadfield; born about 1835 at New Mills in Derbyshire) Whitehead, who had married in early 1860 at Sheffield. In 1901, she lived at Howard Street in Glossop with her parents and sister Nellie, born about 1878 at Stalybridge in Lancashire. She was noted as a twister at a cotton mill. She also had a step sister, Mrs. A. E. Beard who (in 1914) lived in Glossop. She had left Liverpool, England, 29 September 1914 on the steamer Laconia and was bound for Hyde Park, Boston, Massachusetts, which was the home of her step brother William A. Hampshire. She was noted as an unmarried cotton operator aged 41. Florence Whitehead was 5’1” tall, had brown hair and grey eyes. Her point of origin was listed by the Cunard Line as Boston, Massachusetts. She survived the sinking of the Lusitania. She passed away in early 1949 in Glossop, aged 75.
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