Especial interest is centred locally in the disaster to the Titanic by reason of the fact that there were several local residents on board. Among these is Miss Bonnell, who is one of three sisters who live at 17, Welbeck-road, Birkdale, and she was on a six months' visit to her brother, who lives in the States. She was accompanied by her niece, Miss Caroline Bonnell, and they were of a party which included Mr. and Mrs. George Wicks and their daughter, of London.
Miss Bonnell was a prominent member of the South and East Branch of the Women's Unionist League, and was a member of the General Council. She was also connected with the Mary Willett Day Nursery, of which she was a member of the committee. She was well known in local musical circles, and was a member of the chorus which gave a performance of Elgar's "Kingdom" a few weeks ago at Chapel-street Congregational Church. The last her relations heard of her was from Queenstown, and she was then quite happy and contented in her surroundings. The name of Mary Wicks, supposed to be the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Wicks, was one of the first names through as being amongst the survivors, and later appeared the name of Miss C. Bonnell as amongst the survivors.
Last night a further list of survivors published contained the name of Miss Bonnell, London. As the Misses Bonnell booked from London, it is believed that both the Misses Bonnell are among the saved.