Mrs. Bridget Lynch; Survivor of Titanic

Mrs. Bridget Lynch; Survivor of Titanic

Jersey Journal

Was Young Girl on Way to U. S.
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Arrangements were completed today for the funeral of Mrs. Bridget Lynch of Jersey City who, as a girl of 18, survived the iceberg crash of the Cunard White Star liner Titanic in 1912.

Mrs. Lynch, who lived at 185 Lexington Ave., died yesterday. She was 65.

As an Irish girl on her way to America, Mrs. Lynch boarded the ill-fated White Star liner for the trip.

She often recalled how she felt when she survived the tragedy that took 1,517 lives in the North Atlantic.

She was asleep in her cabin, Mrs. Lynch recounted, when the giant liner suddenly shuddered. She went to the deck, looked around, and did not think too much of the accident.

“I guess I was too young to become concerned,” she used to tell members of her family.

When the plight of the stricken ship became apparent, Mrs. Lynch made her way to a lifeboat. She had just jumped into the bat when she remembered that she had forgotten some clothes in her cabin.

She leaped from the boat and rushed back to her cabin. Grabbing her clothes, she made her way along the passageway and up to the deck. Luckily, another boat was being lowered and she found room in it.

After several hours in the small boats, Mrs. Lynch and the other passengers and crewmen were picked up by the Cunard liner Carpathia which had answered the Titanic’s SOS during the early morning hours of April 15.

The Carpathia brought Mrs. Lynch to New York and her adopted land.

Mrs. Lynch was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church and for many years a member of its Rosary Society.

Mrs. Lynch is survived by her husband, John; a son, Thomas,; two daughters, Mrs. Julia Danning and Mrs. Margaret Hughes, and 10 grandchildren.

The funeral will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday. The Harold J. Routh Funeral Home, Jersey City, is in charge of arrangements.

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