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The Newell sisters survive, but their father wasn’t as fortunate   Leave a comment

Name: Mr. Newell and his daughters

Mr. Arthur Webster Newell

Born: Monday. January 30, 1854

Age: 58 years

Died in the sinking.

Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett #122

Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge, Massachusetts


Miss Madeleine Newell

Born: Sunday, October 10, 1880

Age: 31 years

Rescued in lifeboat #6

Disembarked: New York City on Thursday, April 18, 1912

Died: Friday, April 25, 1969


Miss Marjorie Anne Newell

Born: Tuesday, February 12, 1889

Age: 23 years

Rescued in lifeboat #6

Disembarked: New York City on Thursday, April 18, 1912

Died: Thursday, June 11, 1992


Last Residence: in Lexington, Massachusetts

1st Class passengers

First Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday, April 10, 1912

Ticket Numbers: 35273, £113 5s 6d ($179.33) $ 71,732 in today’s terms

Cabin No.: D48 & D36


Mr. Newell and his daughters Madeline and Marjorie were returning from a trip to the Middle East when they boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg. The sisters occupied cabin D-36, while their father was in D-48.

Late on the night of April 14th, Marjorie was awakened by a large vibration. Her father asked her and her sister to dress warmly and go out on the boat deck. After seeing one lifeboat safely launched, Mr. Newell placed them in the next lifeboat, #6. He died in the sinking, and his body was recovered and identified. The following is the entry recorded regarding his remains:

NO. 122 MALE. ESTIMATED AGE, 60. GREY IMPERIAL & MOUSTACHE CLOTHING – Black suit; white shirt; black boots EFFECTS – Gold watch and chain; signet ring; gold cuff links; solitaire diamond ring; fountain pen; keys; knife; four gold studs; 8s. in silver; 6 pounds; 103 francs; $2.96; letter case containing $31.00; check for $35.00; diary; pocket book with initials “A.W.N.”; His business card with name and address. FIRST CLASS NAME – A. W. NEWELL

Later in her life Marjorie began to speak of the night of the tragedy. When Marjorie was 97, she was giving public speeches about Titanic and the sinking. She shared the memories of the ship’s final hours. “I’ll never forget the screams of the drowning. It was absolutely terrible.” She said, frequently losing her composure. She later said that she made these speeches mainly out of respect for her father. His final moments and courage were vivid in her memory.

Marjorie Newell passed away quietly in her sleep on June 11, 1992, at the age of 103. She was the oldest living first-class survivor of the tragedy and was buried with her family at the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.

The oldest living 1st class survivor of the Titanic tragedy

She was the last and oldest first-class survivor of the tragedy when she died at 103 years old.


The Cardezas’ fare equals around $20,353.25 in todays terms!   Leave a comment

Name: Mrs.   Charlotte Wardle Cardeza

& her son   Thomas Drake Martinez Cardeza
Born:  Monday, April   10, 1854 & Monday, May   10, 1875
Age: 58 years & 36 years
Last Residence: Pennsylvania, PA
1st Class passengers
First Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday, April 10, 1912
Ticket No. 17755, £512 6s 7d ($814.13)
Cabin #: B51/53/55
Rescued in lifeboat #3
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday, April 18, 1912
Died: August 1939 & Friday, June 6, 1952
Cause of Death: Heart Failure & Natural causes
Buried: side by side at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Pennsylvania, PA


Mr. Thomas Drake Martinez Cardeza, 36, his mother Mrs. Charlotte Wardle Cardeza, 58, along with his servant Gustave Lesueur, stayed in one of the 3 most luxurious & expensive suites on board the Titanic.  The fare they paid of $814.13 equals about $20,353.25 in today’s terms. That is still considered expensive, even for today!

Mr. Cardeza, his mother and the servants were rescued in lifeboat 3.

Mrs. Cardeza died of heart failure in August 1939 and Mr. Cardeza died in June 1952; he was buried beside his mother at West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Pennsylvania.


Mrs. Cardeza and her son onboard Titanic

Mrs. Cardeza and her son onboard Titanic

Posted March 19, 2012 by Joni in Uncategorized

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“I told you the Titanic would meet with tragedy, Mrs. Molly Brown!!”   Leave a comment

Name: Mrs. Emma Eliza Bucknell (née Ward)
Born: Saturday, August 28, 1852
Age: 59 years
Last Residence: in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1st Class passenger
First Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday, April 10, 1912
Ticket No. 11813 , £76 5s 10d ($119.62)
Cabin No.: D15
Rescued in lifeboat #8
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday, April 18, 1912
Died: Monday, June 27, 1927

Mrs. Bucknell’s husband founded Bucknell College in Philadelphia. She was traveling back to America onboard the Titanic with her maid, Ms. Bazzani.

While she was waiting to board the Titanic at Cherbourg, Mrs. Bucknell was talking to Molly Brown (as in the unsinkable Molly Brown) about how she had “evil forebodings” that the ship would meet with tragedy.  Molly Brown laughed at her, and Mrs. Bucknell took the opportunity to remind her of those words after the sinking, only a few days later.

Mrs. Bucknell and Ms. Bazzani were rescued in lifeboat #8.


Mrs. Bucknell had a bad feeling about the ill-fated ship

While waiting to board Titanic at Cherbourg, Mrs. Bucknell told Molly Brown that she had a bad feeling about things.

Mr. Thomsom Beattie survives the sinking, but succombs to the North Atlantic   Leave a comment

Name: Mr. Thomson Beattie

Born: Thursday, November 25, 1875 in Fergus,Ontario

Age: 36 years 4 months and 21 days

Marital Status: Single

Occupation: Landowner

1st Class passenger

First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday, April 10, 1912

Ticket No. 13050 , £75 4s 10d ($118.93)

Died in the sinking

Body recovered by: Oceanic

Buried: at Sea


Mr. Beattie was a wealthy land owner from Ontario, Canada. He took a winter vacation with two friends to France. When one of his co-travelers fell ill, they decided to return home via the Titanic. He wrote a letter to his mother just 3 days before he set sail saying, “We are changing ships and coming home in a new, unsinkable boat.”

During the sinking, he took one of the last spots on lifeboat “Collapsible A”. This lifeboat was found by the Oceanic about 186 miles southeast of where Titanic went down. All three men in the boat had died of exposure.

Ironically, Mr. Beattie’s body was buried at sea (by the Oceanic) on his mother’s birthday, and at almost the same spot in the Atlantic where she had been born, 82 years earlier, on a ship bound for Canada.

Mr. Thomson Beattlie

He survived the sinking, but died later in his lifeboat.



The richest couple on the Titanic: Mr. & Mrs. John J. Astor   Leave a comment

Name: Colonel John Jacob Astor & wife Mrs. Madeleine Talmage Astor (née Force)
Born: Wednesday, July   13, 1864 & Monday, June   19, 1893
Age: 47 years 9 months and 2 days & 18 years 9 months and 27 days
Last Residence: in New York City, New York
Occupation: Property Developer / Real Estate
1st Class passenger
First Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday, April   10, 1912
Ticket No. 17757 , £247 10s 6d each, or $781.46
Cabin No.: C62/64

Mr.   Astor:
Died in the sinking.
Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 124)
Buried: Trinity Cemetery New York City, New York

Mrs.   Astor:

Rescued in lifeboat #4
Disembarked the Carpathia: New York City on Thursday April 18,1912
Died: Wednesday, March 27, 1940
Cause of Death: Heart   Failure / Disease
Buried: New York City, New York

Mr. Astor wrote a novel called “A Journey in Other Worlds” In 1894. He also developed several mechanical devices including a bicycle brake, helped to develop the turbine engine, and invented a pneumatic road-improver. In 1897 he built the Astoria Hotel, New York next to the Waldorf Hotel which had been built by his cousin. The hotel is now known as the Waldorf-Astoria. He also owned two other hotels: the Hotel St. Regis in 1905 and the Knickerbocker in 1906.  It is estimated that he was worth around $5 million at the time of his death, making him the richest man aboard the Titanic.

On May 1, 1891, Mr. Astor was married to Ava and together they had a son and a daughter. In 1909 Mr. Astor and Ava divorced. Two years later he married 18 year old Madeleine Force, who was pregnant with his child at the time. They decided to stay abroad that spring, in order to let the gossip die down in America. Mr. and Mrs. Astor travelled to Egypt & Paris and decided to return home as passengers on the ill-fated Titanic.

Even as the lifeboats were being loaded Astor dismissed the idea of trading the solid decks of the ship for a lifeboat, saying: “We are safer here than in that little boat.” He changed his mind by 1:45 am, when Astor helped his wife onto lifeboat #4 and then asked if he could join her because of her condition. He was told that no men could get on a lifeboat until all the women & children had been loaded. After boat 4 was lowered at 1:55 am, Mr. Astor stood alone on the boat deck of the Titanic. This is the last reported information about Mr. Astor’s condition or whereabouts.

Mr. Astor’s body was recovered on Monday, April 22, by the McKay Bennett ship, which reported the following:


CLOTHING – Blue serge suit; blue handkerchief with “A.V.”; belt with gold buckle; brown boots with red rubber soles; brown flannel shirt; “J.J.A.” on back of collar.

EFFECTS – Gold watch; cuff links, gold with diamond; diamond ring with three stones; £225 in English notes; $2440 in notes; £5 in gold; 7s. in silver; 5 ten franc pieces; gold pencil; pocketbook.


Mr. Astor’s body was delivered to New York City on May 1, 1912. He was buried at the Trinity Cemetery, in New York City.

The richest couple aboard the Titanic

The richest couple aboard the Titanic