Margaret Welles Swift

Mrs Margaret Welles Swift (née Barron)

Margaret Welles Swift
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Mrs Frederick Joel Swift (Margaret Welles Barron), 46, was born on September 30, 1865 in Bath, New York. She was the daughter of Charles Hazon Barron and Julia A. Welles. Margaret had two sisters.

Mrs Swift boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a first class passenger (ticket number 17466, 25 18s 7d) together with friends, Dr Alice Leader, and Mr Frederick R. and Mrs Kenyon. She shared cabin D-17 with Dr Leader.

The three ladies were rescued in lifeboat 8. Mr Kenyon went down with the Titanic.

After the sinking, Mrs Swift continued to live in Brooklyn, New York. In addition to her travelling, Mrs Swift was well known for her participation in church and charity activities and also a president of the Fortnightly Library Club of the Twenty-sixth Ward in the Arlington section of East New York.

She eventually moved to Nyack, New York with her two sisters and lived there for the rest of her life. She passed away on 29th April 1948, at the age of 82 and was buried in North Tarrytown, New York.

References and Sources
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])

Credits
Michael A. Findlay, USA

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Margaret Welles Swift

MARGARET WELLES SWIFT

 

Articles and Stories

Death Notice of Fred Joel Swift

New York Times  (1907) 

DEATH NOTICE OF FRED JOEL SWIFT

 
FRIENDS EXPECT TO HEAR FROM MRS. SWIFT SOON

Brooklyn Daily Times  (1912) 

FRIENDS EXPECT TO HEAR FROM MRS. SWIFT SOON

 
MRS. FRED J. SWIFT, WAS CLUB LEADER

New York Times  (1948) 

MRS. FRED J. SWIFT, WAS CLUB LEADER

 
BROOKLYNITES ARE LOST AS TITANIC SINKS

Brooklyn Daily Times  (1912) 

BROOKLYNITES ARE LOST AS TITANIC SINKS

 
TITANIC SURVIVOR WRITES OF HORROR TO FRIEND HERE

Evening Bulletin  (1912) 

TITANIC SURVIVOR WRITES OF HORROR TO FRIEND HERE

 
Men Behaved Like Heroes

New York Herald  (1912) 

MEN BEHAVED LIKE HEROES

 
Obituary Notes

New York Times  (1907) 

OBITUARY NOTES

 
Mauseoleum

MAUSEOLEUM

 
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