Master Richard F. Becker, 1, was born in Kodaikanal, India. He boarded the Titanic at Southampton. He was travelling with his mother Nellie and sisters Marion and Ruth from India to Benton Harbour, Michigan. Their ticket was #230136 and cost £39. Richard was rescued along with his mother and Marion in lifeboat 11.
He was first married to Eva Marie Anderson who died October 11. 1942 at the age of 30 in St. Louis, MO. Richard became a singer and in later life a social welfare worker. Widowed for a second time, he passed away in 1975.
Travelling Companions (on same ticket):
Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary Name: Master Richard F. Becker ~ Titanic Survivor
Born: Sunday 26th June 1910 Age: 1 years (Male) Last Residence: in Guntur India 2nd Class Passengers First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912 Ticket No. 230136 , £39 Cabin No.: F4 Destination: Benton Harbor Michigan United States Rescued (boat 11) Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912 Died: Saturday 6th September 1975 Cause of Death: Kidney Disease
References and Sources: Peoria Journal Star, September 7 1975, Obituary State of Illinois Certificate of Death (#75049008)
Credits: Phillip Gowan, USA
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