PLEA FOR TITANIC ARRIVALS

PDF Print

PLEA FOR TITANIC ARRIVALS

Chicago Daily Tribune

Girl Immigrants Here Get Only Nightgowns in New York

OTHERS ARRIVE DESTITUTE

Use of Money Collected Here Urged for Their Assistance

Immigration officer in Chicago who have come in contact with Titanic sufferers have appealed to Mayor Harrison to divert some of the Titanic relief fund from the New York societies and to use it upon Titanic immigrants in Chicago who are in need. The request came because of the conditions of two girls, Anna Kelley and Anna McGowan, suffering from exposure and shock, and because of the stories of three other immigrants who passed through Chicago yesterday with nothing but the clothes they wore and their railroad tickets. Dr. Mary O'Brien Porter of the Catholic Woman league protectorate has taken up the case of the two girls.

Given Only Night Gowns

"We want to see them get a fair pro rata share of the money collected in Chicago" she said, "These two girls were sent away from a hospital in New York in their night gowns. They were given an old pair of shoes, but they were forced to make the trip from New York to Chicago in their coats and nightgowns. They had no dresses nor underwear. "Anna McGowan is the oldest girl of seven children. The remainder of her family are in destitution in Ireland."

Others Arrive Destitute

Two men and a girl from Sweden, Oscar Hedmann, Carl Johnson, and Anna Sjoblom, spent several hours in Chicago yesterday on their way west. All found themselves in New York without a cent. They were taken to an immigration home and clothed and fed. Finally Hedmann wired to a former employer in St. Paul, who sent some money, which Hedmann divided so that the three could get west. Carlson is a giant Swede. He was picked up on a piece of wreckage by the Carpathia after being afloat on a door for six hours.

Another Tragedy of Titanic

Aaron Willer, tailor, left Chicago in December for London and Paris to try to win back customers he had several years ago before he failed in business in London. Willer, returning to his family in Chicago with money, went down on the Titanic. Municipal Judge Sabath yesterday heard a suit to dispossess the Willer family from second floor rooms at 1330 South Halsted street. About $30 is past due. Judge Sabath continued the case until May 18 and personally sent Mrs. Willer $25 for immediate needs. Five children are in the family.

Related Biographies:
Oskar Arvid Hedman
Carl Jonsson
Anna Katherine Kelly
Anna "Annie" McGowan
Anna Sofia Sjöblom

  • Leave a comment

  • Add a new story to Encyclopedia Titanica

  • Link and cite this article

    Link
    Please link to this page using the following URL
    http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/plea-for-titanic-arrivals.html

    Or copy the link text below

    Cite
    If you need to cite this page please copy the following and adapt as necessary for your referencing system:
    (1912) PLEA FOR TITANIC ARRIVALSChicago Daily Tribune (ref: #1216, accessed 20th April 2014 10:32:42 AM)
    URL : http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/plea-for-titanic-arrivals.html

    Added to Encyclopedia Titanica Thursday 28th August 2003, last updated .