Mrs Elizabeth Lindsey Lines (née James)
Mrs Ernest H. Lines (Elizabeth Lindsey James), was born in 1861, in Burlington, New Jersey, the daughter of Benjamin L. James and Anne Langstrom.
Mrs Lines' husband, Dr Ernest H. Lines, was President of the New York Life Insurance Company. They had lived for many years in Paris, France.
In April 1912, Elizabeth and her daughter, Mary, were travelling to the United States to attend her son's graduation from Dartmouth College. They boarded the Titanic at Southampton as first class passengers and occupied cabin D-28.
On Saturday April 13th, the two ladies had just finished luncheon in the first clas dining room on D Deck, they had made a habit to stop for coffee in the adjoining reception room. After she had taken a seat, Captain Smith and Bruce Ismay came and sat at a table nearby, and began discussing the possiblility of having the last boilers lit. Mrs Lines recognised Mr Ismay from several years back when they had both lived in New York, and she confirmed his identity with her table steward.
During the sinking, an officer tied lifebelts on Mrs Lines and her daughter, saying: "We are sending you out as a matter of precaution. We hope you will be back for breakfast."
The two ladies were rescued in lifeboat 9.
Mrs Lines husband predeceased her. She passed away at her home in Essex County, Massachusetts, on December 17, 1942 at the age of 81.
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Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mrs Elizabeth Lindsey Lines
Cause of Death: Pneumonia
Buried: Harmony Grove Cemetery Salem Massachusetts United States
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