Margaretta Corning Spedden

Mrs Margaretta Corning Spedden (née Stone)

Margaretta Corning Spedden

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Photo: Leighton H. Coleman III

Mrs Frederic Oakley Spedden (Margaretta Corning Stone) known as "Daisy" was born in 1872 in Morristown, New Jersey. She lived, with her husband Frederic and son Douglas at Wee Wah Lodge in Tuxedo Park, NY.

Daisy enjoyed photography and travelling and kept detailed diaries of their journeys overseas.

The year after their experience on the Titanic Daisy wrote and illustrated a small storybook that she gave to her son Douglas for Christmas. "My Story" was told through the eyes of a toy bear, and describes the European travels, the sinking of the Titanic and the subsequent rescue.

Following the death of young Douglas in 1915, Daisy stopped writing her diaries but continued with her photography and travels. Daisy and Frederick continued to divide their time between Tuxedo Park and Bar Harbor until Frederick's death in 1947. Daisy died February 10, 1950 at the age of 77.

Some forty years later Mr Leighton H. Coleman III, a relative of Daisy's, discovered Daisy's diaries, photo albums and the storybook in a trunk in the attic. He has had the storybook fully illustrated, and published under the title "Polar, the Titanic Bear".

References and Sources
New York Times, February 11, 1950
Daisy Spedden Polar, the Titanic Bear. Edited by Leighton H. Coleman III
Colonel Archibald Gracie (1913) The Truth about the Titanic. New York, Mitchell Kennerley

Credits
Dave Aldworth, USA
Leighton H. Coleman III, USA
Phillip Gowan, USA

Pictures

Mrs. M. Spedden 1922 passport

MRS. M. SPEDDEN 1922 PASSPORT

 

Articles and Stories

Obituary of Margaretta Spedden

New York Times  (1950) 

OBITUARY OF MARGARETTA SPEDDEN

 
CABINET IS SALE FEATURE

New York Times  (1950) 

CABINET IS SALE FEATURE

 
Obituary of Robert Douglas Spedden

New York Times  (1915) 

OBITUARY OF ROBERT DOUGLAS SPEDDEN

 
Sister of Plainfield Man Saved Little Boy

(1912) 

SISTER OF PLAINFIELD MAN SAVED LITTLE BOY

 
MRS. FREDERIC SPEDDEN

New York Times  (1950) 

MRS. FREDERIC SPEDDEN

 
Radios from notable passengers

(1926) 

RADIOS FROM NOTABLE PASSENGERS

 
$340 FOR 4 PERIOD CHAIRS

New York Times  (1950) 

$340 FOR 4 PERIOD CHAIRS

 
Spedden-Stone

New York Times  (1900) 

SPEDDEN-STONE

 
DIES IN SWIMMING POOL

New York Times  (1947) 

DIES IN SWIMMING POOL

 
OBITUARY NOTES

New York Times  (1915) 

OBITUARY NOTES

 

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    (2014) Margaretta Corning Spedden Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #277, accessed 1st September 2014 12:11:59 PM)

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