Miss Jessie Wills Leitch was born c. 1880
Miss Leitch boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a second class passenger together with Revd. John Harper and her neice Miss Nina Harper from their native London (ticket no.248727, £33). Reverend Harper went down with the Titanic, but his daughter and Miss Leitch survived in lifeboat 11.
Miss Leitch later married to Alexander Anderson of Kerry, Powys, Wales.
Mrs Anderson was widowed in 1928. She died on 6 February 1963 at Dol-llys near Llanidloes, Powys, Wales.
|REVD JOHN HARPER, NANA AND JESSIE LEITCH|
Articles and Stories
|Chicago Record-Herald (1912)||PREACHER EN-ROUTE HERE|
|Chicago Tribune (1912)||JESSIE LEITCH'S STORY|
|Bristol Times and Mirror (1912)||MISS JESSIE LEITCH|
1. She is listed as aged 28 in the passenger list, in the "List or Manifest..." as 29, in her obituary as 82 in February 1963.
The County Times (Welshpool), 16 February 1963, Funeral of Titanic Survivor
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55)
Names and Descriptions of British Passengers Embarked at the Port of Southampton, 10 April 1912 (PRO London, BT 27/780B)
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