TEN FROM THIS STATE ON TITANIC

TEN FROM THIS STATE ON TITANIC

Newark Evening News

Four of Them Are Reported to Be Saved.
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STENGELS RESCUED
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Many Others on Liner with Relatives and Friends in This Section.
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ARE SEEKING INFORMATION
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Out of the ten New Jersey passengers on the doomed Titanic, four are reported to be among those saved.

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Henry Stengel, of 1075 Broad street, escaped in a life boat, and a “Mrs. G. M. Burns” is reported to have been saved also.

This, it is believed, refers to Miss Elizabeth M. Burns, a trained nurse, of this city, who has been with the F. O. Spedden family, of Tuxedo Park, formerly of Morristown. She was a passenger on the Titanic.

The fourth Jerseyman reported to be safe is Henry Blank, of Whiteside & Blank, manufacturing jewelers, at 17 Liberty street, and a resident of Glen Ridge.

The other residents of this State who are listed as passengers have not been heard from. They are:

Blackwell, Stephen W., of Trenton.
Keefe, Arthur, of East Rahway.
March, John S., of this city, United States mail superintendent on Titanic.
Roebling, Washington A. second, of Trenton.
Stanley, Frank, Mr. Roebling’s chauffeur, of Trenton.
Walker, W. A., master of Hope Lodge, F. and A. M., East Orange.


There were many passengers on board who have relatives and friends in this city and the suburbs and throughout the State. Two of these have been reported saved. The list follows:

Behr, Karl H., champion tennis player, of New York, brother of Fred Behr, of Morristown, and nephew of Henry Behr, of 154 Orange road, Montclair, reported saved.
Compton, Mrs. A. T., Miss S. W., and A. T. Jr., of Lakewood and New York, not heard from.
Earnshaw, Mrs. Boulton, of Philadelphia, reported saved.
Froelicher, Max, and wife, listed as Stehli, not heard from; daughter saved.
Harder, Mr. and Mrs. George, of Brooklyn, reported saved.
Hays, Charles Melville, nephew of former Senator James L. Hays, reported saved.
Herman, Samuel, brother in Bernardsville, not heard from; daughters saved.
Mitchell, Henry, of England, has brother in Montclair, not heard from.
Potter, Mrs. Thomas, Jr., of Philadelphia, relative of Colonel Harry A. Potter, of East Orange, reported saved.
Stanton S. Ward, of New York, not heard from.
Taylor, E. Z. and wife, known in East Orange, reported saved.
Thorne, Miss Ethel, of England, sister of Frederick Thorne, of Newark, not heard from.

Word from Stengels.

Word was received by Ivan Stengel, of this city, this morning, that his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Henry Stengel, had been saved. They sailed on the Titanic after a month’s vacation in Europe. It was known by their relatives and friends that they were aboard the ill-fated ship, and when word of the disaster was received fear for their safety was entertained. Ivan Stengel went to the New York offices of the White Star Line this morning.

The senior Mr. Stengel is a member of the leather manufacturing firm of Stengel & Rothschild.

The friends of Miss Elizabeth M. Burns are hoping that it is she who is reported as saved, although the name given out by the steamship company as that of one of the fortunate ones to escape is “Mrs. G. M. Burns.” Miss Burns, for the last six years, has been in the employ of Frederick O. Spedden, of Tuxedo Park, N.Y.

Miss Burns sailed for Europe with the Speddins [sic] January 6, and last week a friend, Miss Katharine G. Duffy, of 162 Plane street, received a letter from her, explaining that she expected to reach home Wednesday on the Titanic. The Speddins [sic]. she said, had been unable to sail before because of the delay occasioned by the coal strike and had taken passage on the Titanic.

Miss Burns is a native of this city and a graduate of the Cathedral School and St. Mary’s Academy. After finishing her schooling in this city she took up nursing and graduated with honors from Bellevue Hospital, New York. The Spedden party, which is reported saved, consists of Mr. Spedden, his wife, their boy Douglas and Miss Burns. Mrs. Spedden was Miss Stone, of Morristown.

Henry Blank, of Glen Ridge, president of the firm of Whiteside & Blank, manufacturing jewelers on Liberty street, was returning from his annual business visit to European cities. He sailed for Europe February 28. Until five years ago Mr. Blank resided in Ingraham place. Since that time he lived in Glen Ridge with his wife and five children.

George Harder and his wife, of Brooklyn, who were returning from a honeymoon trip in southern Europe, were passengers on the wrecked liner. Mr. Harder is the son of Victor Harder, president of the Essex Foundry of this city. He and his bride have been abroad since January.

Grave fears are entertained by Frederick Thorne, of 377 Washington avenue, for the safety of his sister, Miss Ethel Thorne, of England, who is supposed to have been a passenger on the Titanic. Mr. Thorne said today that he sent his sister a ticket by registered mail on March 29 and told her definitely to sail on the Titanic. Whether or not she was a passenger he does not know.

Mr. Thorne, who is employed by the [Aristy?] Company, at Mill street, Belleville, is waiting to hear news as to whether his sister had actually sailed. He has been daily expecting to receive word from her. He says that she was to leave April 10, the date the ill-fated ship left for New York. She was to go as a second class passenger.

Miss Thorne is twenty-two years old and her home is in Salisbury, Wilts County, England. Her mother and three sisters live there.

Albert Eitner, a coal dealer, of 182 Bowery street, and his wife, declared today that it was by the intervention of Providence that they were not enrolled among the passengers on the ill-fated liner Titanic. They and their eleven- year-old son had booked passage on the Titanic, but changed their plans, returning instead on the Kron Prinz.

“I don’t know exactly what it was that prompted us to cancel our passage on the Titanic and return home sooner. I am certainly very thankful that we did change our plans,” Mrs. Eitner said to a News reporter this morning this morning. “I was not feeling particularly well and was in somewhat of a hurry to get home. Otherwise, we would have sailed on the Titanic.”

The Eitners left this city on March 7 and returned home last week. A week ago today, at 5 P.M., they sighted the Titanic at Cherbourg, Mrs. Eitner said. On the Kron Prinz on its return voyage, Mrs. Eitner declared, was Fred Hill, the bicycle rider. Hill also had intended returning on the Titanic.

Frank D. Millet, the artist, reported among the missing from the Titanic, is known in this city through his mural painting in the grand jury room at the courthouse, “The Foreman of the Grand Jury Rebuking the Chief Justice, 1774.”

Related Biographies:
Henry Blank
Elizabeth Margaret Burns
George Achilles Harder
Francis Davis Millet
Charles Emil Henry Stengel
Annie May Stengel

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