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
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,
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York;
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
Hermann Söldner, Germany
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Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Miss Emily Rugg
Born: Friday 19th December 1890
Age: 21 years
Last Residence: in Guernsey Channel Islands Great Britain
2nd Class Passengers
First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 31026 , £10 10s
Destination: Wilmington United States
Rescued (boat 12)
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Died: Tuesday 8th July 1958
Miss Lillian W. Bentham
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