Emily Rugg

Miss Emily Rugg

Miss Emily Rugg, 21, was born at Guernsey, Channel Islands. Her father, W.H. Rugg, resided at Bus Road, St. Sampson's, Guernsey. She was on her way to her aunt at Wilmington, Delaware. To reach her destination, she boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a second class passenger. She had bought ticket number C.A. 31026 for 10 10s. She travelled with, amongst others, Lillian Bentham.

Being asleep, a jar aroused her. Looking out, she saw a mass of ice. She went on deck and saw the lifeboats were made ready for lowering. Back in her cabin she dressed and aroused two women friends in the adjoining cabin. On deck a member of the crew dragged her forward to a lifeboat and lifted her into it. This boat was well overcrowded. She saw an Italian jumping from the deck into a lifeboat landing upon a woman. She saw the Titanic go down and seemend broken in half. The stern arose onto the air, the lights went out as it did so. A moment later the ship plunged beneath the surface.

Miss Rugg survived the sinking. She was rescued by the Carpathia in lifeboat 12. In New York, she was awaited by her uncle, Mr F.W. Queripel of 119 South Van Buren Street, Wilmington, a grocer.

References
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])
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
Jay Henry Mowbray (ed.) (1998) Sinking of the Titanic, Eyewitness Accounts. Dover Publications, Mineaola, N.Y. ISBN 0 486 40298 3

Contributors
Hermann Sldner, Germany

Articles and Stories

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Guernsey Evening Press  (1912) 

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WOMAN IN WILMINGTON TELLS OF THE DISASTER

North American  (1912) 

WOMAN IN WILMINGTON TELLS OF THE DISASTER

 
REPORT LOSS OF 5 PERSONS COMING HERE

Elizabeth Daily Journal  (1912) 

REPORT LOSS OF 5 PERSONS COMING HERE

 
THRILLING STORIES BY TITANIC'S SAVED; TEN ON WAY TO ELIZABETH LOSE LIVES

Elizabeth Daily Journal  (1912) 

THRILLING STORIES BY TITANIC'S SAVED; TEN ON WAY TO ELIZABETH LOSE LIVES

 
AWAIT COMING OF CARPATHIA WITH RESCUED

Elizabeth Daily Journal  (1912) 

AWAIT COMING OF CARPATHIA WITH RESCUED

 
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