Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Lords in:
 • Green Mount Cemetery
 • Baltimore
 • Baltimore City
 • Maryland
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Walter Lord
Original name: John Walter Lord, Jr.
Birth: Oct. 8, 1917
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Death: May 19, 2002
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Author. He is best remembered for his 1955 book "A Night to Remember," about the sinking of the RMS Titanic. He also wrote on a variety of interesting historical events. Walter Lord graduated from Princeton University in 1939, and went to London in 1942 as part of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). After World War II, he attended Yale Law School, and obtained work as an advertising copywriter and tax expert. In 1954, he wrote his first book, "The Freemantle Diary", the story of a British officer observing the American Civil War. His next book, "A Night to Remember", became an instant success and made him famous, as well as bringing the Titanic tragedy to the forefront of the public's imagination. The book was turned into a successful movie in 1958, and he achieved new fame when the 1998 movie "Titanic" was released. He later wrote books about the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack ("Day of Infamy"), "The Good Years" about life in America during the early twentieth century, "A Time to Stand" about the 1836 Alamo last stand, "The Past that would not Die" about James Meredith's integration of the University of Mississippi, "Incredible Victory" about the 1942 Battle of Midway Island, and "Lonely Vigil" about the World War II coast watchers. His last book, "The Night Lives On," (1986) reexamined the lastest information about the Titanic. He was also a collector of photographs, famous front pages, political campaign buttons, and Titanic memorabilia. He died in his Manhattan home after a long struggle with Parkinson's Disease. (bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Walter Lord (1875 - 1920)
  Henrietta MacTier Hoffman Lord (1883 - 1959)
 
 Sibling:
  Henrietta Hoffman Lord (1910 - 1929)*
  Walter Lord (1917 - 2002)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Green Mount Cemetery
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
Record added: Dec 21, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 7025992
Walter Lord
Added by: Sanctaflora
 
Walter Lord
Added by: Paul S.
 
Walter Lord
Added by: Izzebella
 
There are 2 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Remembering our old friend on the anniversary of his passing and who is missed so very much. Titanic International Society
- Sanctaflora
 Added: May. 20, 2014

- elaine bailey
 Added: May. 19, 2014

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: May. 19, 2014
There are 257 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.2 after 79 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service