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 Violet Constance Jessop

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Violet Constance Jessop Famous memorial

Birth
Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Death
5 May 1971 (aged 83)
Great Ashfield, Mid Suffolk District, Suffolk, England
Burial
Hartest, Babergh District, Suffolk, England
Memorial ID
6826130 View Source

Author, Titanic Survivor. Violet Jessop is remembered for her heroic efforts while serving at sea. Born in the Argentina, she was the eldest of six children of Irish parents who had emigrated from Dublin in order to work as sheep farmers in South America. In 1903, she sailed to England and became a stewardess for the British shipping company, the White Star Line. During her long years of service, she was present on three disastrous occasions: On September 20, 1911, she was on board "R.M.S. Olympic" when it collided with "H.M.S. Hawke." The following April, she was a stewardess to the First-Class passengers on the ill-fated "Titanic". On November 21, 1916, she was on the "Britannic" when it struck a mine in the Kea Channel of the Aegean Sea, with the loss of 28 lives. In the late 1920s, she married John James Lewis, but the union was very brief. In 1950, she retired from the sea and bought a cottage in Great Ashfield, in Suffolk. However, she is buried in the nearby village of Hartest, next to her sister and brother-in-law, Eileen and Hubert Meehan. Her memoirs, "Titanic Survivor", were published in 1997.

Author, Titanic Survivor. Violet Jessop is remembered for her heroic efforts while serving at sea. Born in the Argentina, she was the eldest of six children of Irish parents who had emigrated from Dublin in order to work as sheep farmers in South America. In 1903, she sailed to England and became a stewardess for the British shipping company, the White Star Line. During her long years of service, she was present on three disastrous occasions: On September 20, 1911, she was on board "R.M.S. Olympic" when it collided with "H.M.S. Hawke." The following April, she was a stewardess to the First-Class passengers on the ill-fated "Titanic". On November 21, 1916, she was on the "Britannic" when it struck a mine in the Kea Channel of the Aegean Sea, with the loss of 28 lives. In the late 1920s, she married John James Lewis, but the union was very brief. In 1950, she retired from the sea and bought a cottage in Great Ashfield, in Suffolk. However, she is buried in the nearby village of Hartest, next to her sister and brother-in-law, Eileen and Hubert Meehan. Her memoirs, "Titanic Survivor", were published in 1997.

Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine


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"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."


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
  • Added: 6 Oct 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 6826130
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6826130/violet-constance-jessop: accessed ), memorial page for Violet Constance Jessop (2 Oct 1887–5 May 1971), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6826130, citing Hartest Cemetery, Hartest, Babergh District, Suffolk, England; Maintained by Find a Grave .