Frederick and Augusta Goodwin and five of their six children, Frederick, Charles, Harold, Lillian, and Jessie and (Baby Sidney not in photo)
All died April 15, 1912
Frederick Goodwin was emigrating with his family to the USA, intending to work at a Niagara, NY power station. The coal strike limited work in Southampton England, their home. Uncles and aunts provided travel funds. The entire family perished.
After the sinking, recovery crews came with coffins and embalming fluid for the dead, but there was not enough for all souls. First class passengers were embalmed and stored in coffins. Second class passengers were embalmed and wrapped in canvas. 116 souls were buried at sea, all third class.
The recovery crew found that what looked like a bundle of clothing was actually a small child, and were moved to honor him. The people of Nova Scotia provided a full funeral service and proper burial for this unknown child. The tomb was for all of the unidentified children lost in the disaster.
A century later….
DNA testing revealed that the Unknown Child buried in Fairview Cemetery, Nova Scotia, was Sidney Goodwin.
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