John Law HUME

John Law HUME[1]

Male 1890 - 1912  (21 years)

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  • Name John Law HUME 
    Born 9 Aug 1890  Dumfries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 15 Apr 1912  At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Died with the sinking of the Titanic ship.
    Died 15 Apr 1912  At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial 8 May 1912  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Fairveiw Cemetery
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    Buried 8 May 1912  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Court 3 Dec 1913 
    • Mary Catherine Costin vs Andrew Hume
    Cases_decided_in_the_Court_of_Session_Andrew_Hume_vs_Mary_Catherine_Costin.pdf
    Cases_decided_in_the_Court_of_Session_Andrew_Hume_vs_Mary_Catherine_Costin.pdf
    Newspaper 29 May 2011 
    • Washington Post Newspaper clipping
    WashPost_Titanic&JockHume.pdf
    WashPost_Titanic&JockHume.pdf
    Reference Number 39 
    _UID 3DEBA09376134070A4A05ABBDFB954F7D01E 
    Person ID I33759  Clan Home Genealogy
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2011 

    Father Andrew HUME,   b. 1864, Dumfries Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Grace LAW,   b. 22 Feb 1866, 18 Grove Street, Milton, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Jul 1887  Glasgow Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F18617  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Catherine COSTIN,   b. Abt 1891,   d. 1922  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Children 
     1. Johnann Law Hume COSTIN,   b. 18 Oct 1912,   d. 1995  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2011 
    Family ID F19873  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Aug 1890 - Dumfries, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 15 Apr 1912 - At Sea Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Apr 1912 - At Sea Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 8 May 1912 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 8 May 1912 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    In Memory of John Law Hume, Dumfries, Scotland

  • Notes 
    • John Law Hume, known as "Jock", 42 George St., Dumfries, Scotland. Violinist on the ship, Titanic, during the fateful voyage.

      John Law Hume was only twenty-one years of age and lived with his parents in George Street, Dumfries. A memorial to his memory was unveiled in Dock Park, Dumfries; also a memorial to thirty year-old third class steward Thomas Mullin. As with the bandmaster's body, John Law Hume's body was also recovered after the disaster and it lies in grave 193 in Fairview Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. John's grave is like most of the Titanic graves at Fairview Cemetery. Besides his name, it only contains: "Died April 15, 1912. 193"

      The inscription on the Dock Park Memorial reads "In memory of John Law Hume, a member of the band, and Thomas Mullin, steward, natives of these towns, who lost their lives in the wreck of the White Star liner, "Titanic" which sank in mid Atlantic on the 14th day of April 1912. They died at the post of duty." The back of the memorial bears the following inscription: "Erected by the people of Dumfries and Maxwelltown at home and abroad."

      The band played on during the sinking, their impromptu performance was intended to put passengers at ease. All eight musicians died in the tragedy, but passed into legend. That legend has it that the last piece played by the band before the ship sank was Sarah Adams' "Nearer, My God, To Thee". There are differing versions notably by Lowell Mason, Rev John Bacchus Dykes and Sir Arthur Sullivan. The Lowell Mason-version is preferred in America, the other two in England, the latter by Methodists. All these years later there is disagreement as to the version played. Also others recall "Autumn" as the last piece played, although this might be "Autumn" or the waltz "Songe d'Automne". Most believe "Nearer, My, God to Thee" to be the final piece of music played.

      Record of Effects for John Law Hume:
      NO. 193
      Male \emdash Height, 5 ft. 9 in.; Weight, 145 lbs
      Age, about 28 Hair, Light curly; clean shaven Marks, None
      CLOTHING - Light rain coat; uniform jacket with green facing and vest; purple muffler.
      EFFECTS - Cigarette case; silver watch; empty purse; knife with carved pearl handle; mute; brass button with "African Royal Mail"; English lever watch.

  • Sources 
    1. [S409] GEDCOM file from Alex Glass, Alex Glass.