Miss Elizabeth Margaret Burns
Miss Elizabeth Margaret Burns was born December 15th, 1870, in Newark, New Jersey. In 1898, she was a member of the first graduating class of the Roosevelt School for Nurses.
By 1912 she had been the nanny (private nurse) to Robert Douglas Spedden for more than three years. Douglas called her "Muddie Boons," because he had trouble pronouncing her name.
She boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg (ticket number 16966), and was rescued in Lifeboat 3.
Miss Burns died on May 29th, 1921. At the time she was living at the Central Club for Nurses in New York, and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Nurses Association.
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Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Miss Elizabeth Margaret Burns
Born: Thursday 15th December 1870
Age: 41 years (Female)
Occupation: Nursemaid to Master Robert Douglas Spedden
1st Class Passengers
First Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 16966 , £134 10s
Cabin No.: E40
Rescued (boat 3)
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Died: Sunday 29th May 1921
Cause of Death: Pulmonary Oedema (Dropsy)
Buried: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Newark New Jersey United States