Sara Elizabeth Chapman - Titanic Second Class Passenger
Mrs Sara Elizabeth Chapman and her recently married husband John Henry Chapman, travelling as second class passengers, were making their way to America to live together there. Her brother, William, already lived in America, and her husband had lived there until his recent return home.
She was born in St Neot, Cornwall, United Kingdom in 1883. She married her husband on 26th December 1911. He had moved away from Cornwall in around 1906, first to Canada then to America, but had kept in touch with her. He returned in the later part of 1911 and they were married. Her maiden name was Sara Elizabeth Lawry.
They boarded Titanic on 10th April 1912 at Southampton.
During the sinking it is said that she refused to leave her husband behind and chose not to leave in the lifeboats without him.
Both Sara Elizabeth Chapman and her husband died in the sinking of Titanic on 15th April 1912. Her body is not known to have been recovered.
At her aunties, Emma Elizabeth Lawry, grave in St Neot, Cornwall, both her and her husband's name are included on the memorial. The memorial says that they "lost their lives through the sinking of the Titanic in 1912".