Alice Leader

Dr Alice Leader (née Farnham)

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New York Herald, April 19, 1912, p. 4

Dr Alice Farnham Leader was born in New York, N.Y. on May 10, 1862, the daughter of Reuben H. Farnham and Frances Humphreys, both parents were also born in New York.

Alice and her husband John were childless, they both worked as physicians at a practice in New York City.

Alice boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a first class passenger, she shared cabin D-17 with Margaret Swift. She was rescued in lifeboat 8.

After her rescue from the Titanic Alice returned to work. She retired in the 1920s and was a frequent visitor to the Orlando, Florida area where a married sister lived. She still has one great-nephew living in Orlando and a number of other great-nephews and nieces living in the Venice/Fort Myers area.

Alice Leader died in Florida on April 20, 1944; she was buried in Attica, N.Y.

References and Sources

The Winter Park Herald (Florida), April 28, 1944 (Obituary)
State of Florida Certificate of Death (#8809)

Credits
Phillip Gowan, USA

Articles and Stories

Brave Countess Takes Charge of Lifeboat

Worcester Evening Gazette  (1912) 

BRAVE COUNTESS TAKES CHARGE OF LIFEBOAT

 
TITANIC SURVIVOR WRITES OF HORROR TO FRIEND HERE

Evening Bulletin  (1912) 

TITANIC SURVIVOR WRITES OF HORROR TO FRIEND HERE

 
FRIENDS EXPECT TO HEAR FROM MRS. SWIFT SOON

Brooklyn Daily Times  (1912) 

FRIENDS EXPECT TO HEAR FROM MRS. SWIFT SOON

 
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