Miss Emily Louisa Badman, 18, was born on 19 January 1894 in Clevedon, Somerset. She was the daughter of Solomon Badman (general labourer) and Emily Badman (née Cox). The family lived at 128 Kenn Road. She was one of seven children, four being Harry, Arthur, Caroline and Pauline.
She boarded the Titanic at Southampton having travelled from her home in Clevedon, Somerset. She travelled in third class (ticket number A/4 31416, £8 1s) and was bound for Skanteales, New York where her sister Pauline was living 1.
In later interviews, Miss Badman stated that Edward Dorking had helped her to put on a lifebelt, she also claimed to have seen shootings on the deck, and to have heard the band play "Nearer My God to Thee."
She was rescued in Collapsible C. After her arrival in New York Emily spent some time at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York.
Emily remained in America and in 1913 married Michael O'Grady. They had three sons, Thomas, Michael and John and a daughter Margaret. The family lived at 553 Prospect Avenue, Ridgefield, New Jersey.
Emily Louisa O'Grady (née Badman) died on 17 July 1946 and was buried in the Mount Carmel Cemetery in Tenafly, New Jersey. Her husband, Michael died in 1963, aged 75.
1. Destination listed as "Mrs Ernest Arthur R.F.D. 62 Skaneateles, N.Y."
References and Sources
Jersey Journal, 17 July 1946, Obituary New Jersey Department of Health Certificate of DeathContract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55) List or Manifest of Alien Passengers for the United States Immigration Officer At Port Of Arrival (Date: 18th-19th June 1912, Ship: Carpathia) - National Archives, NWCTB 85 T715 Vol 4183
Stephen Coombes, UK
Phillip Gowan, USA
Judy Simms, USA
Hermann Söldner, Germany
Articles and Stories
Syracuse Herald (1912)
Jersey Journal (1946)