John Bertram Brady - Titanic First Class Passenger
Mr John Bertram Brady was a 41 year old first class passenger aboard Titanic making his way home from a tour of Europe. Travelling alone, he boarded Titanic in Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912. He occupied cabin A21. He did not survive the disaster.
John Brady, seemingly known as Bert, was born in Satsop, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States on 3rd December 1870. He was the son of John and Emily Brady. He moved with his family to Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington in 1879.
After completing his education, including schooling in Pomeroy and attending Bishop Scott's Academy in Portland, Oregon; John Brady is said to have taken over the families store in Pomeroy, which he is said to have sold in 1903 after being made vice-president at the Pomeroy Savings Bank, a bank he had been involved with since at least 1894. He also owned one-third of the Weller Livestock Company.
John Brady had been in Europe travelling, including Italy, Ireland and Great Britain; he booked passage home on Titanic. In letters home he mentioned the coal strike in Britain that was causing a shortage of coal for ships, he said that there may not be enough coal for Titanic to sail, and that he would sail on a German ship if could not sail on Titanic. As it turned out, tragically, Titanic did have plenty of coal to sail with John Brady aboard on 10th April 1912.
Nothing is known about John Brady during the voyage or sinking. His body is not known to have been recovered. A memorial service took place for him in Pomeroy on 28th April 1912. His name is included on the family’s memorial at Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, California.