Miss Madeleine Violet Mellinger
Miss Madeleine Violet Mellinger, 13, was born on 22 February 1899 in Essex, England.
She boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a second class passenger together with her mother Elizabeth Anne Mellinger. To reach their destination, Bennington, Vermont, they bought ticket number 250644 for £19 10s.
Miss Mellinger and her mother survived the sinking. They entered lifeboat 14 and were later transferred to 12 by Officer Lowe.
She emigrated to Canada in 1915, and in 1923 married a Welland, Ontario banker David Daniel Mann, They had four sons, Alex, Bill, Don and Carl.
In an interview with the Toronto Star on April 15, 1974 she said:
She said she and her mother were hurled into a half empty lifeboat and she shivered in the drifting boat, the cries of the drowning all around her.
On 15 April 1939 she and mother daughter together with Emma Bliss and Samuel John Collins met for a Titanic reunion dinner at the Royal York Hotel, Toronto.
Madeleine Violet Mann (née Mellinger) died on 27 May 1976 in Toronto. Her cremated remains were interred in St. John's Ridgeway Anglican Cemetery near Welland, Ontario.
Philip Hind (Editor)
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