Some of the famous, and infamous first class passengers   Leave a comment

On her maiden voyage, Titanic had some  prominent people travelling in first class. Among them were: millionaire John Jacob Astor IV and his wife Madeleine Force Astor, Benjamin Guggenheim, Macy’s owner Isidor Straus and his wife Ida, Marga…ret “Molly” Brown (Who was later referred to as the Unsinkable Molly Brown because of her efforts helping other passengers during the tragedy) Sir Cosmo Duff Gordon and Lady Duff-Gordon, George Dunton Widener, Eleanor, and son Harry, John Borland Thayer with his wife Marian and their son Jack, William Thomas Stead, the Countess of Rothes, United States presidential assistant Archibald Butt, author Helen Churchill Candee, author Jacques Futrelle and his wife May, Broadway producers Henry and Rene Harris and silent film actress Dorothy Gibson and many others.
Banker J. P. Morgan was scheduled to be on board for the maiden voyage, but cancelled at the last minute. Also in first class were White Star Line’s managing director J. Bruce Ismay and the ship’s builder Thomas Andrews. Andrews was on board to observe any problems and to observe the ship’s performance.
Molly Brown

The unsinkable Molly Brown

The photo above is of Molly Brown.
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