Miss Marie Grice Young
Miss Marie Grice Young, 36, from New York, NY, boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg. Travelling as a first class passenger she shared cabin C-32 with Mrs J. S. White. They jointly held Ticket No. PC 17760 (£135, 12s, 8d)
Marie was returning to Washington D.C. where she had once lived. She was an accomplished musician and was once employed as music instructor to Miss Ethel Roosevelt, daughter of Theodore Roosevelt.
During the voyage Miss Young made the acquaintence of carpenter/joiner John Hutchinson. Miss Young was returning to America with some expensive poultry. Each day Hutchinson took her below to check on the chickens. As a reward for his kindness Miss Young tipped him with some gold coins, Hutchinson was very grateful, and exclaimed, ''It's such good luck to receive gold on a first voyage''.
Miss Young was rescued in lifeboat 8. While on board the Carpathia she began a narrative of the sinking which was later published in the National Magazine.
Following the disaster rumours circulated that Ms Young had conversed with Major Archibald Butt during the sinking. She wrote to the president to set the record clear.
Ms. Young spent her last days in a rest home in Amsterdam, New York and died 27 July 1959, at the age of 83.
Articles and Stories
References and Sources
National Magazine, October 1912, Narrative
CreditsGeorge Behe, USA
Michael A.Findlay, USA
Jeffrey Kern, USA
Brian Ticehurst, UK
Arthur Merchant, USA
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Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Miss Marie Grice Young
Born: Wednesday 5th January 1876
Age: 36 years (Female)
Last Residence: in New York City New York United States
1st Class Passengers
First Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 17760 , £135 12s 8d
Cabin No.: C32
Rescued (boat 8)
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Died: Monday 27th July 1959