Monday, May 26, 2008
George Henry Hunt was born in England in the year 1879. He emigrated to America where he became the head gardener at Ashtead Park. He married Elizabeth and had two children .In 1912, he visited his parents in England. His passage was booked on the Oceanic towards home but an accident damaged the propellers so he was moved to a birth in 2nd class on the TITANIC. Before he left, he had a conversation with a post man and Hunt said 'It's just as safe as crossing on dry land, so long as she doesn't strike an iceberg.'' George Hunt didn't survive the sinking. There is a plaque in memory of him in his Parish Church (as seen above).
(I couldn't find enough information on George Hunt so I apologize if this biography is too short)