Miss Helen Alice Wilson was born in England on 12 February 1881 .
She boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg as maid to Daisy Spedden. She was rescued in lifeboat 3.
After the sinking she went to be near her family in New Jersey and there married Axel J. Rosenquist. There are unsubstantiated claims that Mr Rosenquist had been employed on the Carpathia and met Helen during the rescue. The couple lived out their lives in Merchantville, New Jersey and were parents of two daughters .
Helen Alice Rosenquist (née Wilson) died in New Jersey on 1 December 1939.
1. She was recorded as aged 35 by the Immigration Officer (List or Manifest...).
2. Her daughter Esther, born in 1919, was still single at the time of her mother's death but later was Mrs Esther Heinz of Camden, New Jersey. She died in Camden in 1982 at the age of 62. Descendants still live in that area of New Jersey and in other states.
References and Sources
Camden Daily Newspaper, December 4, 1939, Obituary
New Jersey State Department of Health Certificate of Death
Contract 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.
Phillip Gowan, USA
Hermann Söldner, Germany
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Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Miss Helen Alice Wilson
Born: Saturday 12th February 1881
Age: 31 years
Occupation: Personal Maid to Mrs Margaretta Corning Spedden
1st Class Passengers
First Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 16966 , £134 10s
Cabin No.: E39 or 41
Rescued (boat 3)
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Died: Friday 1st December 1939
Buried: Arlington Cemetery Merchantville New Jersey United States
Travelling Companions (on same ticket)
Miss Elizabeth Margaret Burns
Mr Frederic Oakley Spedden
Mrs Margaretta Corning Spedden
Master Robert Douglas Spedden
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