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Benjamin Guggenheim
Birth: Oct. 26, 1865
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 15, 1912, At Sea

American businessman. A native of Philadelphia and son of mining industrialist Meyer Guggenheim. First class passenger who perished at sea in the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Faced with impending death Mr. Guggenheim and his valet surrendered their lifebelts to a ship's steward and returned to their cabin suites to change into formal evening attire. Guggenheim is best remembered for making the remarks "We've dressed in our best, and are prepared to go down like gentlemen" and "Please tell my wife I did my best in doing my duty." Mr. Guggenheim and his valet were last seen seated in deck chairs sipping brandy and smoking cigars.  (bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Meyer Guggenheim (1827 - 1905)
  Barbara Myers Guggenheim (1834 - 1900)
 
 Spouse:
  Florette Seligman Guggenheim (1870 - 1937)
 
 Siblings:
  Isaac Guggenheim (1854 - 1922)*
  Daniel Guggenheim (1856 - 1930)*
  Maurice Guggenheim (1858 - 1939)*
  Solomon Robert Guggenheim (1861 - 1949)*
  Jeanette Guggenheim Gerstle (1863 - 1889)*
  Benjamin Guggenheim (1865 - 1912)
  Simon Guggenheim (1867 - 1941)*
  Robert G. Guggenheim (1867 - 1876)*
  William Guggenheim (1868 - 1941)*
  Rose Guggenheim Quicke (1871 - 1945)*
  Cora Gwendalyn Guggenheim Rothschild (1873 - 1956)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Body lost at sea
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
Record added: Oct 12, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9588454
Benjamin Guggenheim
Added by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
 
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