Titanic Sinking - 42 Bodies Identified
42 OF THE TITANIC'S VICTIMS IDENTIFIED
Total Number of Bodies Recovered Near Scene of Disaster Reaches Seventy-seven.
RELATIVES OFF FOR HALIFAX
Brother of George D. Widener Among Those Who Start to Nova Scotia---Errors in the Lists.
Forty-two of the bodies of victims of the Titanic wreck recovered by the cable ship Mackay-Bennett, which is cruising in the vicinity of the disaster, have been identified.
This information came to the White Star Line offices yesterday from the Captain of the Mackay-Bennett, who transmitted the names of fifteen persons in addition to the twenty-seven names sent by wireless Monday night, of bodies which it was said had been identified.
The spelling of some of the names has been confused in transmission, and the White Star Line has asked for a revised list. It is known, however, that the name "Nicolas Rasher" which was sent out Monday night, and which was thought might refer to Col. John Jacob Astor, did not refer to the body of Col. Astor, but of that of Nicolas Nasser, a second cabin passenger. Mrs. Nasser is among the survivors, and is now at the home of friends in Brooklyn.
It seems assured that the body of George D. Widener, son of F. A. P. Widener of Philadelphia, has been recovered. Clarence Mackay, President of the Commercial Cable Company, owner of the cable ship Mackay-Bennett, wired Mr. Widener yesterday that there was no longer doubt that his son's body had been recovered. The body of Harry F. Widener, son of George D. Widener and grandson of P. A. B. Widener, is not believed to be among the seventy-seven known to have been recovered by the Mackay-Bennett.
Identified as Stewards.
At the White Star Line offices it was said last night that the names "H. W. Ashe" and "Hayler" which had been sent in from the Mackay-Bennett late Monday night, had been identified by the company as stewards employed on the Titanic. Ashe, it was said, was what is known as a "glory holo" steward, who had charge of the firemen's mess, and Hayter was one of the bedroom stewards.
As soon as it was established that the body referred to in the wireless list of identified dead as that of "George D. Widen" was in fact that of George D. Widener, representative of P. A. B. Widener left for Halifax to take charge of the body on the arrival there of the Mackay-Bennett. Those who went for this purpose were George D. Widener, Jr., a son of the victim; George W. Elkins, a brother-in-law, and Capt. Chase, commander of P. A. B. Widener's steam yacht.
Friends of Major Archibald Butt, who was President Taft's military aid, are still hoping that the body which according to the wireless has been identified as that of H. B. Att, will prove to be that of Major Butt. There was no passenger on board the Titanic named Att, and it is considered probable that what really was sent was "A. Butt." The White Star Line hopes to have the confusion on the name cleared up by this morning, when it is expected that a revised and corrected list of identified dead will be sent from the Mackay-Bennett. This is the revised list of the names received Monday night together with the additional fifteen names received yesterday, as given out at the White Star Line offices:
ASHE, H. W.
ATT. H. B.
BUTT, W. (member of crew.)
CHAPMAN, JOHN H.
DOUGLAS, W. D.
GREENBERG, H., (believed to refer to Samuel Greenberg.)
HOLVERSON, A. M.
HOFFMAN, LOUIS M.
HARBECK, W. H.
HANSEN, HENRY D.
McNAMEE, Mrs. N., (probably Miss EILEEN McNAMEE)
MONGON, or MANGON, MARY
MACK, Mrs. MARY
ROBBINS, Mrs. A., (probably CHARITY ROBBINS, a steerage passenger.)
RICE, J. R.
STEWARD NO. 76.
TOMLIN, ERNEST P.
VASSILIOS, CATAVELAS, (undoubtedly a confusion of two names.)
VEAR, W., (believed to refer to W. J. Ware, who was a second class passenger)
WIDEN, GEORGE W., (accepted as being G. D. Widener.)
Continued, 42 Bodies Identified, part 2 (below)