I am trying to help my husband find information about his great-grandfather. His great-grandfather, Richard Henry Rouse, died on the Titanic. He was a third-class passenger that boarded in Southampton. He was from Sittingbourne and was traveling to America for work. His step-daughter, Harriett Maylum, had found him a job in Ohio, so he decided to make the trip. He and his wife, Charity, and their daughter, Gladys, were to travel together, but decided at the last minute that he would travel alone and then send for them once he was settled in. He had been a coal miner, but due to the strike, he was out of work. He tried working other jobs, but was unable to support his family with the wages from those jobs. We know nothing of his life prior to this. We would like to know who is parents were, if he had any siblings, who is wife’s family was and any other information that we could find out about him before he died on the Titanic. It would be interesting to find out what cabin he was in and who he shared the cabin with. Melinda Weaver
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