Titanic-survivors-Dorothy-Gibson-1Back in 1912, the mighty unsinkable ship, the RMS Titanic was on its maiden voyage taking both the richest and poorest people in the world from England to New York City.  Four days into the maiden voyage, the worst thing in the world happened, and the Titanic brushed up against an iceberg, popped the metal plates, and then it was instantly doomed to sink.  There were over 2200 people on board, but only 705 ended up surviving in 20 small lifeboats. Once the world got word that the Titanic had sunk, the world was dying for any information they can, and waited on pins and needles while the Carpathia steamed as quickly as possible to New York City. Once the Carpathia got to New York City, everyone wanted answers, and there was one sure way that they were going to get it was from a movie. Dorothy Gibson was one of the 705 survivors, and she was an actress that got her claim to fame because not only did she survive the disaster, but starred in the very first movie all about the Titanic disaster. [click to continue…]

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Titanic-survivors-helen-churchill-candee-1Helen Churchill Candee was on board the RMS Titanic on its one and only voyage. On the memorable night of April 14, 1912, the mighty Titanic rubbed its side along a massive iceberg, and the damage was severe enough that the ship was doomed to sink in a matter of hours. Though most of the passengers on the ship really had no idea that the Titanic was truly going to sink, others took no chances, and went up on deck prepared to go on board the 20 small lifeboats.  One of the brave people to get into a lifeboat was 52-year-old Helen Churchill Candee.  Candee was touring Europe doing some research for her new book, when she got word from her daughter that she needed to return to America immediately due to her grandson Harry being injured in a car accident.  The Titanic was the only ship heading across the oceam to America, and Candee booked her passage immediately.   When the Titanic struck the iceberg, Candee jumped into lifeboat number 6, but the action broke her ankle. For a year after the disaster, Candee walked with a cane while her ankle healed. [click to continue…]

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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 (you can read more about the sinking of the great ship here).  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.  You can read about other survivors of this great tragedy here. [click to continue…]

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Titanic Survivors Stories – Miss Gladys Cherry

September 14, 2014

There 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 […]

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Titanic Survivors Stories – Frank Goldsmith – Part Two

September 1, 2014

There 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 […]

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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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