Titanic Sinking - Facts About the Passengers


Most of Her Passengers Were Returning from Pleasure Jaunts in Europe.


The Coal Strike Sent One Man Abroad Who Had Planned to Sail on the Philadelphia.

Here are some facts about the passengers on the Titanic whose residence and business is known. Some of the names appear in the list of those rescued, but many of them, especially of the men, are among the missing.

Howard B. Case, formerly of Rochester, N. Y., has been living in Ascot, England, for several years, as London manager of the Vacuum Oil Company.

W. D. Douglas, who was traveling with his wife and a maid, is from Minneapolis, and is Director of the Quaker Oats Company, and a cousin of James H. Douglas, President of the company, who lives in Chicago. Mr. Douglas's two sons are in Minneapolis.

Thomas Andrews, Jr., a Director of the ship building firm of Harland & Wolff, was accompanied by a number of mechanics who were watching the workings of the latest ship from their yards. His home was in Belfast, Ireland.

Mrs. Ida S. Hippach, and her 15-year old daughter, Jean, are the wife and daughter of L. A. Hippach, a wealthy glass dealer of Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Hippach lost two children in the Iroquois Theatre fire in Chicago.

John B. Brady has been a resident of Pomery, Wash., and President of the Pomery State Bank.

Mrs. George N. Stone of Cincinnati is the widow of the former President of the Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company. She was returning from a year in Europe and Egypt.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Beckwith, and Mrs. Beckwith's daughter, Miss Helen Newsome of Columbus, Ohio, were returning from a pleasure trip to Europe. Mrs. Beckwith is a daughter of William Monypeny of Columbus, and a cousin of Gov. Judson Harmon.

E. P. Colley of Victoria, British Columbia, had been employed as a land surveyor by the British Columbia Government.

Hughes R. Rood made his home in Seattle, Wash., where he was Vice President and General Manager of the Pacific Creosotin Company. His wife and her maid, who were with him in Europe, were to sail for America on another steamer.

Mr. and Mrs. John P. Snyder, prominent in society in Milwaukee, left for Europe in January on a honeymoon trip, and were on their way home.

John F. Maguire was a salesman for the Dunbar Pattern Company of Brockton, Mass.

George Q. Clifford was connected with the Belcher Last Company of Stoughton, Mass.

Walter C. Porter was a last manufacturer of Worcester, Mass.

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Meyer were on the passenger list of the Titanic. Mrs. Meyer is the daughter of the late Andrew Saks and niece of Isidor Saks of Saks & Co., New York City.

Emil Brandeis lived in Omaha, Neb., where he was a member of the merchant firm of J. E. Brandeis & Son.

Dr. Washington Dodge of San Francisco, who was accompanied by his wife and child, was widely known as an authority on taxation.

Frederick M. Hoyt has been one of the best known yachtsmen along the Massachusetts coast. He made his Summer home at Marblehead, Mass. He was a member of the New York, the Corinthian and the Eastern Yacht Clubs.

Mr. and Mrs. Tyrrell Cavendish were on their way from London, where they make their home. Mrs. Cavendish is a daughter of Henry Siegel of New York City and a niece of Ferdinand Siegel of Chicago.

Percival W. White, a Massachusetts cotton manufacturer made his home in Brunswick, Me. His son, Richard F. White, who accompanied him, was a senior at Bowdoin College.

Walter M. Clark is the son of J. Ross Clark, Vice President of the San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad, and a nephew of Senator W. A. Clark of Montana.

Miss Georgette Madill is a fifteen year old heiress of St. Louis, with an allowance of $7,500 a year to pay for clothing and education. She is the principal heir to the estate of the late Judge George Madill, a prominent banker of St. Louis. She is the daughter of Mrs. Edward S. Robert, who was the widow of Judge Madill, Mrs. Robert and her niece, Miss Elizabeth W. Allen, were also on the Titanic.

Mrs. J. C. Hogaboom is a resident of Newark, Ohio, and was accompanied by a cousin. Miss Gretchen Longley, and an aunt, Miss K. Andrews.

Milton C. Long lived in Springfield, Mass. His father is Judge Charles L. Long of that city. He was a graduate of Columbia University.

Erwin G. Lewy lived at 5,826 South Park Avenue, Chicago, and was the Treasurer of Lewy Brothers, jewelers.

Col. Jacob Weir of North Berwick, Scotland, was on his way to visit his son, H. W. Weir, a traveling salesman of Goshen, Ind.

George Hart, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hart of Appleton, Wis., was for many years court reporter at Wausau, Wis. He was returning from a year's visit in Europe.

George J. Graham was a buyer for the Eaton Company of Canada.

Herbert Henry Hilliard, a buyer for Jordon, Marsh Company of Boston, was on his way home from a purchasing trip to Europe.

Timothy J. McCarthy, Jr., was another buyer for Jordon, Marsh.

R. Spencer Silverthorn had been abroad on a purchasing trip for B. Nugent & Brothers, a dry goods firm of St. Louis.

Mrs. Robert C. Cornell, wife of Magistrate Cornell of New York City, was accompanied by her sisters, Mrs. E. D. Appleton and Mrs. Brown. They had been to the funeral of another sister, Lady Drummond, in England.

E. P. Calderhead, whose name is among those rescued, is a buyer for Gimbel Brothers, Philadelphia.

Henry Mitchell, a retired business man, 70 years old, of Guernsey, England, was en route to Toledo to visit his sister-in-law, Mrs. Anna Jefferey. He had intended sailing on the Philadelphia, but was detained in England on account of the coal strike.

Prof. Emil Taussig of Tufts College was returning with his wife and daughter from a year's vacation in Europe.

Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Drew and Master James Drew, their nephew, were residents of Greenport, L. I., where Mr. Drew had been in the stone business for years. They had been on a visit to Mr. Drew's aged mother at Constantine, Cornwall, England.

Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Robins are the parents of Alexander Robins are the parents of Alexander Robins, Jr., a contractor, of Yonkers. Mr. Robins is a native of Wales and he and his wife had been visiting relatives there.

Ernest Crease and Roland Stanley were returning to their homes in Cleveland, Ohio, after several years spent in Europe.

Mrs. Oscar W. Johnson of St. Charles, Ill., with her two little children, was returning from a Winter spent in Sweden.

George Floyd Eitemiller of Detroit had been abroad as the European representative of a Cincinnati automobile company.

The New York Times, New York, NY 17 Apr 1912