Jessop, Violet b. October 2, 1887 d. May 5, 1971 "Violet Constance Jessop, beloved sister, who died 5th. May 1971 in her 84th. year, fortified by rites of Holy Mother Church. On her soul sweet Jesus have mercy." Violet Jessop was born in the Argentine, the eldest of six children of Irish parents who had emigrated from Dublin in order to work as sheep farmers. In 1903, she sailed to England and became a stewardess on the White Star Line. During her long years of service, she was present on three disastrous occasions. On the 20th. September...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) Cause of death: Congestive heart failure Hartest Cemetery, Hartest, Babergh District, Suffolk, England
Lightoller, Charles Herbert b. March 30, 1874 d. December 8, 1952 Titanic Survivor. Born in Chorley, Lancashire and began his life as a seaman at age thirteen. His career with the White Star Line began in 1900. On the R.M.S. Titanic he served as Second Officer and on the ship's fateful night he was in charge of even number life boats on the port side. After the ship had sank he and thirty men had climbed onto a overturned collapsible boat and paddled the rest of the night. At dawn the Carpathia arrived and began rescuing survivors. He helped all the survivors...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Mortlake Crematorium, Mortlake, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England Plot: Ashes scattered in the Garden of Remembrance.
Millet, Francis Davis b. November 3, 1846 d. April 15, 1912 Accompanying his surgeon father to the Civil War, Millet served as a drummer boy to a Massachusetts regiment and later served as a surgical assistant. A brilliant student at Harvard, he became a reporter, then city editor, of the Boston Courier. From a pastime of lithography and portraiture of friends, he decided to devote himself to art. Entering the Royal Academy of Fine Arts at Antwerp, Belgium, he won an unprecedented silver medal in his first year and a gold medal in the second. A constant...[Read More] Cause of death: Titanic sinking Central Cemetery, East Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
RMS Titanic Victims Mass Burial Site d. April 15, 1912 The following is a list of people buried in the mass grave: Joseph F. Ackerman, Baptiste Allaria, H. Allen, Albert K. Anderson, Henry W. Ashe, George F. Bailley, Thomas F. Baxter, Stephen W. Blackwell, Leslie N. Bogie, Robert C. Bristow, J. Brown, Reginald F. Butler, Robert Butt, William Carney, James E. Cartwright, Herbert Cave, John H. Chapman, Frank Couch, William Denton Cox, William G. Dashwood, Robert J. Davies, George H. Dean, Alfred Debble, Percival Deslands, Italo Donati, Everett Elliot...[Read More] Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Straus (Blun), Ida (Rosalie Ida) [cenotaph] b. February 6, 1849 d. April 15, 1912 Wife of Isidor Straus, US Congressman, and Macy's Department Store Owner. She is best remembered for her dignified manner of death aboard the RMS Titanic, which sank in the North Atlantic after striking an iceberg. Born Rosalie Ida Blun, she married Isidor Straus in 1871, and the two were inseperable, writing to each other every day when they were apart. When the RMS Titanic sailed from England, the couple was returning...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Titanic sinking Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA Plot: F-4 Myosotis
Straus, Isidor b. February 6, 1845 d. April 15, 1912 US Congressman, Macy's Department Store Owner and merchant. However, he is best remembered for his dignified manner of death aboard the RMS Titanic, which sank in the North Atlantic after striking an iceberg. Born in Otterberg, Germany, of a cultivated family, his father, a successful merchant suffered from political repression and emigrated with the family in 1852, setting up a general store in Talbotton, Georgia. Young Isidor was educated in local public schools, and during the Civil War...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Titanic sinking Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA Plot: F-4 Myosotis
Widener, George Dunton b. June 16, 1861 d. April 15, 1912 Business magnate. Titanic Passenger. He made $30 million from public utilities, Standard Oil, and his streetcar ventures. He was president of the Widener Elkins Traction Syndicate, maker of streetcars. He lived at Lynnewood Hall in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. Widener died in the Titantic disaster, along with his son, Harry Elkins Widener. His wife [Read More] (Bio by: rjschatz) Body lost at sea, Titanic victim