Titanic-survivors-helen-churchill-candee-2Whether people are the survivors of a terrible disaster, like the sinking of the RMS Titanic, or some other disaster, it takes an incredible amount of courage to be able to face certain death, and then pick the pieces up of their life, in order to go on.  Once the 705 survivors of the RMS Titanic made it to New York City, they were facing an uncertain future, and some of them were left devastated by the death of their husbands, or in some cases, the deaths of their entire family.  However, even if someone on the Titanic did not lose a family member, or a family, the mere fact they were able to survive when so many people died, was nothing short of a miracle. One brave woman that did not let a disaster get her down, was Helen Churchill Candee, and she showed that anyone can have a full life even if they survived a horrific disaster.  [click to continue…]

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Titanic-survivors-elsie-bowermanOn April 15, 1912, the great ship, the RMS Titanic went down with over 1500 people still on deck.  Even though the ship went down in 1912, people still did not understand that they were in the 20th century.  The sinking of the RMS Titanic was such a shock that it sent ripples through the world that changed it forever, and suddenly, everyone realized they truly were in a new decade and things would never be the same ever again.  For those that survived the disaster, the world would never be the same again as it was, but some of the survivors that managed to live through the world’s most horrible disaster at sea, actually went on to change the world. One such pioneer was Elsie Bowerman, who went on to have quite an extraordinary life.  [click to continue…]

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CatherineCrosbyWhen the great ship, the RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England, on April 10, 1912, no one who saw her leave, or who was on board her, would have any idea that they were literally watching history unfold before their very eyes. The passengers that were on the biggest ship in the world were from all walks of life from the very rich to the very poor. Three of the passengers were from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and one of them was even a captain, and the name of the family was Crosby. The Crosby family consisted of Captain Edward Crosby, his wife Catherine, and their daughter Harriet. [click to continue…]

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titanic-survivor- gladys-cherryThere were 705 survivors that escaped the sinking RMS Titanic on the night of April 14, 1912. The sixteen regulation lifeboats, and two canvas boats, got as many people as possible off of the doomed liner, and some of the most famous survivors of the disaster were the now widows of some of the wealthiest men in the world. However, not every person on the famous ship was rich, some were quite poor, and those stories are just as important as those that came from a life of wealth and privileged. One such passenger that survived the disaster was a woman named Gladys Cherry, who was traveling on the famous ship with the Countess of Rothes, Lucy Noel Martha.  Accompanying the two women was the countess’ maid, Roberta Maioni. While the Countess of Rothes got a lot of attention for her role in the disaster, Miss Gladys Cherry deserves some of that credit as well. [click to continue…]

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titanic-survivor- frank-goldsmith-2There were 705 survivors floating in the North Atlantic after the great ship, the RMS Titanic sank into the freezing cold waters of the ocean.  The survivors consisted of men, women, and children, and among them were 10-year-old Frankie Goldsmith and his mother.  Goldsmith’s father, Frank Senior, had placed his wife and son in one of the last lifeboats to leave the ship, and he stepped back, joined the other men, and his met his fate bravely.  While Mrs. Goldsmith, and her young son Frankie, floated around the North Atlantic in a collapsible boat, they get to see the RMS Titanic as it sunk slowly in the middle of the night.  Though Frankie’s head was placed in his mother’s shoulder to block his view from such a horrific scene, the young boy got to see the ship sink anyway. [click to continue…]

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Titanic Survivors Stories – Frank Goldsmith – Part One

August 10, 2014

On April 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and sank into the freezing cold waters of the North Atlantic with over 1500 people still swarming its decks. The only survivors were 705 people that were in 20 lifeboats, and those poor souls watched in horror as the most beautiful ship in the world […]

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Titanic Survivor Stories – Charlotte Lamson Appleton

July 29, 2014

The night of April 15, 1912 was the night that the world’s biggest and most famous ship, the RMS Titanic sank beneath the cold dark waters of the North Atlantic. When rescue ships finally made it to the Titanic’s last reported position, all they wound was debris, bodies, and the rescue ship Carpathia that was […]

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Titanic Survivor Stories – Jack Thayer

July 21, 2014

“In my mind, the world of today awoke April 15, 1912,” is a very famous quote that was said by 17-year-old Titanic survivor, Jack Thayer. The quote that he said over 100 years ago seemed particularly significant because the young man was saying a lot, not only about the age he came from, but how […]

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Titanic Survivor Stories – Lawrence Beesley

July 15, 2014

Among the 705 Titanic survivors, there was a science teacher named Lawrence Beesley. The fact that Beesley had survived the disaster as a man was surprising, but he was not branded a coward because of the circumstances of his being saved. As the number 13 lifeboat was being lowered, the crew member in charge of […]

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Titanic Survivor Stories – Fourth Officer Joseph Boxhall – Part Two

June 30, 2014

On April 15, 1912, the biggest ship in the world, the RMS Titanic sank into the waters of the North Atlantic.  Up until the Titanic sank, it had been hailed as being the biggest ship in the world, was called practically unsinkable, and the richest men and women in the world were traveling aboard the […]

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Titanic Survivor Stories – Fourth Officer Joseph Boxhall – Part One

June 22, 2014

Anyone that has seen the movie, A Night To Remember saw a paragraph that talked about the fact that Joseph Boxhall, along with many of the survivors, that spoke to Walter Lord, and helped him write what is considered to be one of the best books ever about the RMS Titanic. After the book was […]

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