Mr. Frederick G. Webster

Frederick Webster, 28, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, was a contractor who was traveling second class on board Lusitania with his wife Margaret, their 6-year old son, Frederick, and year-old twins William and Henry.  They were all British citizens.  When the ship was struck, the family was below decks in the second cabin dining saloon.  Frederick and William survived the Lusitania disaster.  The rest of the family did not. From the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Tuesday, 11 May 1915:
“No more pathetic loss has been recorded than that of F.G. Webster, a Toronto contractor, who was traveling second class with his wife, their 6-year old son, Frederick, and year-old twins William and Henry. They reached the deck with others who were in the dining saloon when the torpedo struck.  When Webster saw what was happening, he took his son by the hand and darted away to bring life belts.  When he returned his wife and babies were not to be seen, nor have they been seen since.”
  References: “Snatch Up Babes, Leap Into Boats as Liner Plunges.”  Cleveland Plain Dealer, Tuesday, 11 May 1915, page 2.

About the Author