From the personal collection of Phil Gowan Published: 04/11/2012 4:43:41 MARY DAVIS (Second class) At the time of Titanic's voyage, Mary Davis was a young English woman who was sailing to New York in the hopes of finding work. She survived the sinking, and later married and had one child. Davis lived to be older than any other Titanic survivor, dying in 1987 in Syracuse, New York at the age of 104.
From the personal collection of Phil Gowan Published: 04/11/2012 4:43:41 KATIE GILNAGH (Third class) This photo of Katie Gilnagh (seated) and her sister Mary Boshell was taken after Gilnagh survived the sinking of the Titanic. Katie's mother in Ireland would not believe that Katie survived unless she saw a photo of her with Mary (who was already living in New York City). So the sisters had this photo made to prove to their mother that Katie had indeed survived.
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Miss Roberta Elizabeth Mary Maioni (known as "Cissy"), 20, was born in Norfolk in early 1892. She boarded the Titanic at Southampton, travelling as maid to Lucy, Countess of Rothes. According to her family Cissy become fond of a young crew member, but the romance was cut short when the Titanic collided with an iceberg. The crew member gave Roberta a White Star badge from his uniform which she always kept with her in later life, she never revealed the steward's identity.
Edgar Samuel Andrew : Titanic Victim
Mr Edgar Samuel Andrew was born in Argentina on 28 March 1895, the son of English parents, Samuel and Annie (Robson) Andrew, from Whitby, Yorkshire. Wednesday, 10 April 1912, Edgar arrived in Southampton by train and boarded the Titanic as a second-class passenger. Edgar Samuel died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified. In April 2001 RMS Titanic inc. salvorsin possession of the Titanic wrecksite claimed to have found a suitcase belonging to Edgar Andrew and were restorin
Titanic -- Noel Leslie, Countess of Rothes. The countess, her cousin, and maid stayed in stateroom B77 on board Titanic. The three ladies were rescued in lifeboat #8. Thomas William Jones, the able seaman in charge of their lifeboat, later said Rothes “had a lot to say, so I put her to steering the boat,” a compliment on her leadership skills. She rowed all night, all the while helping to boost the morale of other women until they were picked up by Carpathia.
Survivors Stories & Quotes
Ruth Becker was 12 years old in 1912 when she and her family travelled on the Titanic. After the sinking, she survived in Lifeboat #11. Ruth attended high school and college in Ohio, after which she taught high school in Kansas. She married a classmate, Daniel Blanchard, and after her divorce twenty years later, she resumed her teaching career. Like most survivors, she refused to talk about the sinking and her own children, when young, did not know that she had been on the Titanic.
Major Archibald Willingham Butt (September 26, 1865 – April 15, 1912) was an influential military aide to U.S. presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. Before becoming an aide to Roosevelt, Butt had pursued a career in journalism and served in the Spanish-American War. He died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic.
Benjamin Guggenheim (October 26, 1865 – April 15, 1912) was an American businessman. He died aboard RMS Titanic when the ship sank near Cape Race, Newfoundland. Benjamin Guggenheim was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, the fifth of seven sons of the wealthy mining magnate Meyer Guggenheim (1828–1905) and Barbara Myers (1834–1900). In 1894, ...
One of the most famous survivors of the Titanic sinking was Mrs. Margaret T. Brown. She had boarded the Titanic in Cherbourg. During the sinking she assisted passengers in boarding lifeboats, finally being persuaded to board Lifeboat 6 herself and insisted on the boat returning to the vicinity of the sinking Titanic to try to recover more survivors. Her story was the basis of the Broadway musical "The Unsinkable Molly Brown."