Frank Goldsmith was going to America with his parents because his father had gotten a job offer and were going to start a new life in Michigan. They boarded the Titanic as 3rd class passengers with only a few clothes as their only belongings. During the voyage, he loved exploring the ship and going down to the boiler room and later recalled hearing the stokers singing. He befriended Sam Collins whom showed him around
the boiler compartments. He also loved running around the deck with his friends; one time, his friends dared him to swing from one of the cables and his hands got so dirty, that they were scrubbed for at least 5 times. On the night of April 14, he was in bed when his father told he and his mother were told to get dressed and get to the lifeboats. As they were getting into a lifeboat, Frank's friend, Alfred Rush, whom was 16, was offered a place said," No! I'm staying with the men!" He later died
that night along with Mr. Goldsmith. On the rescue ship, R.M.S. Carpathia, Frank saw Sam Collins and comforted each other. Frank and his mother made it to Michigan and Frank married and had 3 sons. Frank has been described by someone who met him in his later years as a soft-spoken, nice man. He wrote a book about his experiences later in his life. He sadly never got it published because no publisher thought it would be profitable. He died in 1982 and his ashes were scattered over where the Titanic sank. After he died, his widow gave the manuscript for his book to the Titanic Historical Society and asked that they get it published before she died. They honored her wishes before she too passed away.