John Farthing - Titanic First Class Passenger
Mr John Farthing was a first class passenger travelling aboard the maiden voyage of Titanic as part of his employment as the manservant of Isidor Straus. Returning to New York, completing a trip to Europe, John Farthing, Isidor Straus and his wife, Ida, and their new maid, Ellen Bird, boarded Titanic at Southampton on 10th April 1912. John Farthing occupied cabin C95.
John Farthing, the son of Thomas and Susan Farthing, was born in 1863 in Suffolk, United Kingdom. Some years prior to the Titanic disaster he had moved from the United Kingdom to the United States, where he eventually married Thirza Richmond (born in the United Kingdom in 1855) .
His employers, Isidor and Ida Straus, are well remembered for Idaís refusal to leave Titanic without her husband. Both died in the Titanic disaster.
John Farthing also lost his life when Titanic sank during the early hours of 15th April 1912. His body is not known to have been found or recovered from the sea. Ellen Bird, The Strausís maid, survived.
John Farthingís widow, Thirza Farthing, having returned home to the United Kingdom soon after the loss of her husband, died there in 1935.