Edith Graham

Mrs Edith Graham (née Junkins)

Edith Graham

Mrs William Thompson Graham (Edith Ware Junkins) was born on 6 December 1863.

A resident of Greenwich, Connecticut, Mrs Graham was the wife of a leading industrialist W. T. Graham, founder of the Dixie Cup Company.

She boarded the Titanic at Southampton with her daughter Margaret; she occupied cabin C-91 (ticket number17582, £153 9s 3d).

According to a newspaper interview the two ladies were helped to the lifeboats by Washington Roebling and Howard B. Case.

"They shouted goodbye to us, and then what do you think Mr Case did then? He just calmly lighted a cigarette and waved us goodbye with his hand. Mr Roebling stood there too - I can see him now. I am sure he knew that the ship would go to the bottom. But both just stood there."

Mother and daughter were rescued in lifeboat 3.

Edith died in Greenwich, Connecticut on 29 December 1924. She was buried at Putnam Cemetery, Greenwich, Connecticut.


Courtesy of Michael A. Findlay, USA

References and Sources

Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])
New York Times, April 1912
Trentonian, 21 December 1997

Credits
Pat Cook, USA
Phillip Gowan, USA
Hermann Söldner, Germany
Craig Stringer, UK
Geoff Whitfield, UK

Pictures

Graves of Mrs. Edith Graham and daughter Margaret Graham Moore

GRAVES OF MRS. EDITH GRAHAM AND DAUGHTER MARGARET GRAHAM MOORE

 

Articles and Stories

WOMEN REVEALED AS HEROINES BY WRECK

New York Times  (1912) 

WOMEN REVEALED AS HEROINES BY WRECK

 
TITANIC SURVIVOR TO WED

New York Times  (1914) 

TITANIC SURVIVOR TO WED

 
LORD ROTHES AWAITS WIFE

New York Times  (1912) 

LORD ROTHES AWAITS WIFE

 
ROEBLING AROUSED SLEEPERS TO FLIGHT AND SCORNED TO SAVE HIMSELF

Trenton Evening Times   (1912) 

ROEBLING AROUSED SLEEPERS TO FLIGHT AND SCORNED TO SAVE HIMSELF

 
MARGARET MOORE, 83, SURVIVOR OF TITANIC

New York Times  (1976) 

MARGARET MOORE, 83, SURVIVOR OF TITANIC

 
GREENWICH PEOPLE SAVED

The Greenwich News  (1912) 

GREENWICH PEOPLE SAVED

 
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