|Death: ||Sep. 8, 1934|
VICTIM OF THE S.S. MORRO CASTLE FIRE.
Fred Faulconer, of Alexandria Virginia, was a long term employee of the Southern Railroad. He and his friend and co-worker, Harry Lipscombe traveled aboard the Morro Castle on a pass provided to their company by the Ward Line. They occupied cabin 227.
For some reason, the cabins just forward of the dining room's upper level proved to be exceptionally lethal. Most of the passengers whose bodies were never found were lost from this area, and most of the affected cabins had 100% fatalities. One might venture a guess that these cabin blocks were sealed off by the fire early on, forcing the trapped occupants out of their portholes with no life preservers.
Fred Faulconer was identified early on, but Lipscombe was missing for several days after the disaster and there was some speculation that he hadn't boarded the ship at all. He had.
[Biography by Jim Kalafus]
Created by: Dan Scott
Record added: Jan 06, 2010
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