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 Edith Eileen <I>Brown</I> Haisman

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Edith Eileen Brown Haisman

Birth
Cape Town, City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa
Death
20 Jan 1997 (aged 100)
Southampton Unitary Authority, Hampshire, England
Burial
Southampton, Southampton Unitary Authority, Hampshire, England
Plot
Section M 106, Plot 159
Memorial ID
10319671 View Source

Noted Titanic Survivor. She was the oldest survivor of the Titanic, and died at the age of 100. She was 15 years old when placed in lifeboat No. 13 as the Titanic sank. Her father Thomas Brown, a glass of brandy in hand, waved from the deck saying "I will see you in New York." In 1993 she described her ordeal: "I was in lifeboat No. 13. I always remembered that. My father was waving to us and talking to a clergyman, the Rev. Carter. "The Titanic went in the ice and I heard three bangs. Before we hit, there had been terrific vibrations from the engines during the night as the ship was really racing over the sea. "As the lifeboat pulled away we heard cries from people left on the ship and in the water and explosions in the ship. There were lots of bodies floating. We kept on rescuing people and trying to cover them up against the cold. We were in the lifeboat nine hours. "I kept looking in the water for my father and when we reached New York we went to the hosptials to see if he had been picked up." Edith married the late Frederick Haisman in South Africa. They had 10 children and more than 30 grandchildren.Edith Haisman was one of the last remaining and oldest survivors of the sinking of RMS Titanic in April 1912. She was the last survivor born in the 19th century, although seven younger survivors outlived her.

Noted Titanic Survivor. She was the oldest survivor of the Titanic, and died at the age of 100. She was 15 years old when placed in lifeboat No. 13 as the Titanic sank. Her father Thomas Brown, a glass of brandy in hand, waved from the deck saying "I will see you in New York." In 1993 she described her ordeal: "I was in lifeboat No. 13. I always remembered that. My father was waving to us and talking to a clergyman, the Rev. Carter. "The Titanic went in the ice and I heard three bangs. Before we hit, there had been terrific vibrations from the engines during the night as the ship was really racing over the sea. "As the lifeboat pulled away we heard cries from people left on the ship and in the water and explosions in the ship. There were lots of bodies floating. We kept on rescuing people and trying to cover them up against the cold. We were in the lifeboat nine hours. "I kept looking in the water for my father and when we reached New York we went to the hosptials to see if he had been picked up." Edith married the late Frederick Haisman in South Africa. They had 10 children and more than 30 grandchildren.Edith Haisman was one of the last remaining and oldest survivors of the sinking of RMS Titanic in April 1912. She was the last survivor born in the 19th century, although seven younger survivors outlived her.


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