Wood, Wallace Edkin

393 Wallace Edkin Wood, age 47. He was the 2nd Cabin Barkeeper on the Lusitania. He was the son of the late Roderick, a principal prison warder born 17 January 1841 at Alness, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, and Charlotte (nee Edkin; she had been born 1839 at Harrington, Cumberland; she had married an Anthony Penrice in 1859, before marrying Wallace’s father Roderick) Wood. In 1881, the Wood family lived at Hornby Road in Walton on the Hill, Lancashire. Wallace was 14 years of age and had two young siblings; Barwise Edkin, 7 (b. 24 November 1873) , and Catherine Gillandow, 3 (b. 22 March 1878). His parents had married 9 January 1866 in Cheshire. He was born 23 March 1867 and christened 23 April the same year at Saint Peter’s Church in Liverpool in the Church of England. He was the husband of Flora Wood (nee Ferguson), of 44, Thorndale Road, Waterloo, Liverpool. Wallace Edkin Wood married Flora Ferguson at Kirkdale, Lancashire, 18 February, 1897. His father was a Roderick Wood. There was an obituary in Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury, May 18.

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Wood, Henry Edward

392 Henry Edward Wood, age 35. He was an Assistant Pantry Steward on the Lusitania. He was the son of the late Thomas (also listed Charles; he was a bookkeeper who had been born about 1844 at Manchester) and Mary Wood (born about 1844 at Matlock, Derbyshire). In 1881, he was 3 years old and lived at Grasmere Street in Everton, Lancashire, with his parents and siblings Charles, 15, a grocer’s shop boy born at Salford, Peter, 10 (Salford), and Lillian, 6 (Liverpool). His birth was registered in the third quarter of 1877 in the West Derby district of Lancashire. He was the husband of Katie Christian Wood (Nee Wade), of 14, Priest St., Liverpool. He had married Katie Christian in West Derby in the second quarter of 1907. His remains were recovered and identified (No. 90) and he was buried at Cobh Old Church Cemetery on May 10th, Grave B, 1st Row, Lower Tier.

Obituary in Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury, May 17.

Wiseman, Joseph

391 James Wiseman, age 34. He was the 2nd Baker on the Lusitania and was the son of George Hood Wiseman, of Broadford, Skye and Christina Wiseman. He had been born in Banffshire, Scotland. In 1901, he lived at Oxton Street in Walton-on-the-Hill in Lancashire with his mother Christina and eight brothers and sisters. He was listed as a baker, 21 years of age, at the time, and a native of Banffshire, Scotland. His 1915 address was advised as 22 Berry Street, Liverpool.

In Memoriam, Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury, May 8, 1916.

Wilson, James Robert

390 Wilson, James Robert, age 34. He was a First Class Waiter on the vessel and was the son of Joseph Ashton, a carrier and cow keeper and a native of Ferriby, Yorkshire (b. 1858), and Janet Barton (nee McWilliams) Wilson, who had been born in early 1855 at Hull. His parents were very likely the Joseph Wilson and Janet McWilliam who had married in the third quarter of 1879 at Hull. James Robert Wilson had been born at Hull. In 1891, he was 10 years old and lived at Low Street in North Ferriby, Yorkshire, with his family. His brothers and sisters were Charles W., 9, and William A., 6. His aunt Ann F. M. McWilliam, 19, and cousin John McWilliam, 2, also lived in the household. He was the husband of Edith Wilson (nee Lawis), of 7, Mount Avenue, Bootle, Lancashire. James Robert Wilson married Edith Lawis in Hull in the second quarter of 1904. Obituary in Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury, May 13.

Williams, Sydney

389 Sydney Williams, age 23. He was a trimmer on the ship and was the son of Sarah Williams, of 34, Lord Street, Birkenhead, and the late Edward Ames Williams, who had been born 14 June 1858 at Liverpool. He had been born 19 April 1892 and christened on 15 May 1892 at St. Catherine’s Church in Tranmere, Cheshire. His address in 1915 was 40 Mill Street, Birkenhead, Cheshire.

Williams, Robert Neptune

388 Robert Neptune Williams, age 56. He was a 1st Class Waiter on the Lusitania and was the son of the late Thomas, a publican born about 1818 at Liverpool, and Annie Blood Williams, born about 1834 at Ennis, Ireland. He had been born 3 February 1859 at Adelaide, Australia, to Thomas and Anna (sic) Williams and had been christened on 27 February in Saint George, Woodforde, South Australia. He was living in England in 1871, when he was living in Liverpool with his parents and sisters Leila, 13, and Rose F., 9. In 1881, he was a railway clerk living at Parker Street in Liverpool with his mother and nephew Arthur A. Johnstone, 5. He was the husband of Edith Williams (nee Harding), of 4, Littledale Road, Egremont, Cheshire; they had maried in early 1893 at Liverpool. They had at least one child; Gladys Rose Lydia Williams, b. 3 April 1893 at Edge Hill, Lancashire.

Obituary in Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury, May 15. (Robert Neptune Williams)

Williams, Robert Edward

387 Robert Edward Williams, age 29. He was a Night Watchman on the Lusitania and was the son of Robert Edward, a railway crane driver from Lanara, Wales (born about 1856), and Mary Elizabeth Williams, from Merionethshire, Wales (she was also born about 1856). He had been born at Liverpool about 1885; his birth seems to have been registered in late 1884 in the West Derby district of Lancashire. In 1901, he was 16 years of age and was listed as a ”railway goods shuter (shutter?)” and lived at Arthur Street in Walton-on-the-Hill in Lancashire together with his parents and a sister, Elizabeth C., 18, a ‘twine spinner rope works,’ and two brothers, David T., 15, a ‘twin spinner rope works,’ and William H., 12. He was the husband of Annie Williams (nee Reynolds), of 1, Dyson Street, Walton, Liverpool. Robert Edward Williams married Annie Reynolds in Walton-On-The-Hill on 28 March, 1909. His father was a Robert Edward Williams.