Titanic Sinking - Some of the Passengers, part 2


All Prominent Socially---Mr. and Mrs. George D. Widener Among Them.

Special to The New York Times.

PHILADELPHIA, Penn., April 15.---Relatives of passengers on board the Titanic who live in this city were frantic tonight over the lack of new from their friends, and the alarm grew as it became known that there was probably large loss of life on the steamship.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur L. Ryerson, with their two daughters and son, were on the liner bound to this city to attend the funeral of their son, Arthur Larned Ryerson, Jr. He was killed in an automobile accident at Bryn Mawr a few days ago with J. Louis Hoffman of Radnor. The home of the family is at Haverford.

On the Titanic were George D. Widener of Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park; his wife, who was Miss Eleanor Elikins, and their son, Harry Elkins Widener. The Wideners went abroad a short time ago to purchase a trousseau for Miss Eleanor Widener, their daughter, and were presumably bringing the trousseau with them. Miss Widener remained in this city. Her engagement to Fitz Eugene Dixon, son of T. Henry Dixon of Chestnut Hill was announced recently. Joseph E. Widener, brother of George D. Widener, who is one of the leading financiers of the country, said that the family was making every effort to obtain news.

Mr. and Mrs. John B. Thayer and their son, John B. Thayer, Jr., of Haverford, were on the liner. Mr. Thayer is Second Vice President of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Mrs. Thayer was Miss Marion L. Morris. Their son was a famous University of Pennsylvania football player. Efforts were made from time to time all day by relatives and Pennsylvania Railroad officials to reach them by wireless.

C. Duane Williams, Jr., and his son, Richard Morris Williams, Jr., of Geneva, Switzerland, were on their way to visit Richard Morris Williams of Chestnut Hill. Mr. Williams said last night that his brother has lived in Geneva many years. He recently received a letter from him saying that he was coming to this country on the Titanic.

William C. Dulles of 319 South Twelfth Street, who has a country residence at Goshen, N. Y., was a passenger. He is a son of Mrs. Andrew Chevis Dulles, Keatly C. Dulles, a broker, of this city, is a cousin.

Mrs. Thomas Potter, Jr., a widow of Col. Thomas Potter, lives at 7,423 Boyer Street, Mount Airy. Mrs. Potter and her daughter, Mrs. Boulton Earnshaw, who was with her on the Titanic, have been touring in the Holy Land. Mrs. Potter's mother is 86 years of age, and has not been told of the disaser.

J. W. M. Cardeza of Chestnut Hill, whose wife and son, T. D. M. Cardeza, were on the Titanic, said to-night that he had been trying all day to reach some of the rescuing ships by wireless, but was unable to do so. Mrs. Cardeza was returning from a ten month's trip abroad and was accompanied by a maid. Her son, who is well known as a sportsman and big game hunter, was with her and was accompanied by a valet.

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Carter, who had with them their children, Miss Lucile Carter and William Carter, have a country residence near Bryn Mawr. They have been abroad for some time. The Carters are widly[sic] known socially in this city and New York.

Robert W. Daniel is a member of the firm of Smith, Daniel & Co., bankers, of this city. Mr. Daniel lives at the Southern Club. He has been abroad since January.

Mrs. Walter B. Stephenson lives at Newbury, Haverford, and was formerly Miss Martha Eustis. She is a member of the Acorn Club, and is prominent socially here and in Boston. Mrs. Stephenson left New York with her sister, Miss Elizabeth M. Eustis of Brookline, Mass., about eight weeks ago. They have been cruising in the Mediterranean. They boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg.

Edward Robins, Secretary of the Board of Trustees, of the University of Pennsylvania, said that his sister, Mrs. Joseph Pennell, wife of Joseph Pennell, the artist, of London, may have been on the Titanic. He received a letter from her a few days ago saying that she would sail this week for New York, where she was to meet her husband and afterward come here. Mrs. Pennell is widely known as a writer as Elizabeth Robins Pennell.

It was reported that Mr. and Mrs. Horace Harding, former Philadelphians now living in New York, were on the Titanic. It was also said that a Mr. Selterhead, a buyer for Gimbel Brothers, was on the Titanic.

The New York Times, New York, NY 16 Apr 1912


Washington Banker One of the Best-Known Sportsmen in America.

Special to The New York Times.

WASHINGTON, April 15.---Clarence Moore of 1,748 Massachusetts Avenue, a passenger on the Titanic, is one of the best-known sportsmen in America. He is Master of Hounds of the Chevy Chase Hunt, and on his visit to England from which he is returning he is said to have purchased twenty-five brace of hounds from the best packs in the north of England. His present wife is Miss Mabelle Swift, daughter of the late E. C. Swift of Chicago. She said to-day that her husband's trip abroad had been for pleasure.

Mr. Moore is a member of the New York Yacht Club and the Traveler's Club of Paris, besides the Metropolitan, the Chevy Chase, and the Alibi Clubs of Washington. Socially he is one of the best-known men in Washington.

He was born in Clarksburg, West Va., in 1865, and when he finished his education in Dufferin College in Ontario he interested himself in the development of mineral wealth of that State as did the late Senator Stephen B. Elkins and Henry Gassaway Davis. Since 1890 Mr. Moore has lived in Washington, having business connections with the banking and brokerage firm of Hibbs & Co.

Mr. Moore's first wife was Alice McLaughlin, daughter of Franklin McLaughlin of Philadelphia. She died in 1897, leaving two children, Frances Sarah Preston and Samuel Preston Moore. He married Miss Mabelle Swift on June 20, 1900. By his second marriage he has two children, Jasper and Clarence, Jr.

The New York Times, New York, NY 16 Apr 1912