The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City

W. H. Hyter Thought to Have Been Victim of the Titanic Disaster
That W. H. Hyter, a former Salt Laker, perished when the Titanic sank while
on his way to this city to visit his mother, Mrs. Lee Chamberlain, 409 South
Fourth East street, is the belief of Mrs. Chamberlain. She bases her fears
on the fact that one of the bodies recovered from the sea by the steamer
Mackay-Bennett is reported as that of A. H. Hyter, and on her own knowledge
that her son had intended to return to America recently.

Mr. Hyter left Salt Lake ten years ago and has wandered over the face of the
earth since then. Mrs. Chamberlain received word several months ago that he
would leave Brazil as soon as he could arrange his affairs and would return
to America after a trip to England. Hyter went to South America
in the employ of A. W. McCune of this city After five years in Peru he
joined a corps of engineers employed on the Panama canal operations. From
Panama he went to the East Indies, and from there to Brazil. So far as Mrs.
Chamberlain his been able to learn her son left Brazil soon after the first
of the year, bound, presumably, for England. She has forwarded a complete
description of her son to the White Star line oflices in New York with
instructions to send the body to Salt Lake in case it tallies with the

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Original article digitized by the University of Utah
Retrieved from the Library of Congress' Chronicling America web site,

Mark Baber

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(1912) FORMER SALT LAKER PROBABLY PERISHED The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City (ref: #18975, accessed 28th November 2015 04:38:49 PM) URL :

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