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Titannic Ethel Annie Cooke or Hillier
« on: Tuesday 19 March 19 14:22 GMT (UK) »
Ethel Annie Cooke or married name Hillier was supposed to travel on Titannic, but was ill and didn't go. Do any records exist that could prove this? She could have been  booked on the return journey?  Any ideas welcome, carolmc

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Re: Titannic Ethel Annie Cooke or Hillier
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 19 March 19 16:55 GMT (UK) »


Cancelled passages aboard Titanic - didn't see Ethel amongst those names.

https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/canceled-titanic-passages.html

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Re: Titannic Ethel Annie Cooke or Hillier
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 19 March 19 17:06 GMT (UK) »
I am assuming this is a family story passed down and you have been told and before the internet or easy access to Belfast and/or Southampton records to prove/disprove it seems it was a popular family story people were told.
I have heard it told several times.
Leicestershire:Chamberlain, Dakin, Wilkinson, Moss, Cook, Welland, Dobson, Roper,Palfreman, Squires, Hames, Goddard, Topliss, Twells,Bacon.
Northamps:Sykes, Harris, Rice,Knowles.
Rutland:Clements, Dalby, Osbourne, Durance, Smith,Christian, Royce, Richardson,Oakham, Dewey,Newbold,Cox,Chamberlaine,Brow, Cooper, Bloodworth,Clarke
Durham/Yorks:Woodend, Watson,Parker, Dowser
Suffolk/Norfolk:Groom, Coleman, Kemp, Barnard, Alden,Blomfield,Smith,Howes,Knight,Kett,Fryston
Lincolnshire:Clements, Woodend

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Re: Titannic Ethel Annie Cooke or Hillier
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 19 March 19 18:42 GMT (UK) »
"a popular family story people were told"

Sort of a variant of the ever popular, "If grandpa hadn't sold the farm, ....."
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr

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Re: Titannic Ethel Annie Cooke or Hillier
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 19 March 19 21:26 GMT (UK) »
I think family stories are great and tells you a lot about them and their life. From personal family stories I was told when a child by my older great aunts  who were long gone by the time I started to research my ancestry it was a bit like chasing rainbows trying to research them and soon found that I found out more by trying to disprove them, than prove them ( that could say more about me and my 'researching ' style...not sure)
However....... it is your families verbal history and should be recorded as such, who told you, when and what was said and if it is told more than once by the same person or someone else, each time written down/dated ( the same story is often told differently and again all give clues about family). Personally I have found with mine they were told to hide the truth or exagerate reality and one great aunt who told me tall tales which I repeated to my mum and gran ( who always laughed them off) turns out what I thought even then as tall tales were true
Leicestershire:Chamberlain, Dakin, Wilkinson, Moss, Cook, Welland, Dobson, Roper,Palfreman, Squires, Hames, Goddard, Topliss, Twells,Bacon.
Northamps:Sykes, Harris, Rice,Knowles.
Rutland:Clements, Dalby, Osbourne, Durance, Smith,Christian, Royce, Richardson,Oakham, Dewey,Newbold,Cox,Chamberlaine,Brow, Cooper, Bloodworth,Clarke
Durham/Yorks:Woodend, Watson,Parker, Dowser
Suffolk/Norfolk:Groom, Coleman, Kemp, Barnard, Alden,Blomfield,Smith,Howes,Knight,Kett,Fryston
Lincolnshire:Clements, Woodend

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Re: Titannic Ethel Annie Cooke or Hillier
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 19 March 19 23:56 GMT (UK) »
"a popular family story people were told"

Sort of a variant of the ever popular, "If grandpa hadn't sold the farm, ....."

We have a family story that an ancestor had a farm with acres of land, and lost it all in a game of cards...the closest I have found was an Ag Lab  ;D

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Re: Titannic Ethel Annie Cooke or Hillier
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 20 March 19 09:05 GMT (UK) »
My grandfather was booked to sail on Titanic but had to cancel because of family illness. His "lucky escape" was reported in the local newspaper and he sailed a month later.

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Re: Titannic Ethel Annie Cooke or Hillier
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 20 March 19 09:43 GMT (UK) »
I have family members who were going to go on a doomed trip but couldn't because they had other things to attend to.

They don't appear on any list because they hadn't booked.

We lost 1 member instead of 3!

Only the 1 that took a ticket appears.
Wemyss/Crombie/Laing/Blyth (West Wemyss)
Givens/Normand (Dysart)
Clark/Lister (Dysart)
Wilkinson/Simson (Kettle or Kettlehill)

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Re: Titannic Ethel Annie Cooke or Hillier
« Reply #8 on: Friday 26 April 19 16:08 BST (UK) »
Thank you to everyone, I think this is just a story!!!!!!!!!!!!!topic closed, regards carolmc