Mrs Mary Aline Holverson (née Towner)
Mrs Alexander Oskar Holverson (Mary Aline Towner), 35, was born 21 September 1876 in Bradford, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Dr. Harry Luther Towner.
A resident, in 1912, of New York City, she boarded the Titanic at Southampton with her husband Alexander.
Mrs Holverson was rescued in lifeboat 8 but she lost her husband in the disaster.
Mrs Holverson continued to live in New York City after her husband's death. The couple had no children. Mary never returned to live with her family and survived Alexander by only a few years. She passed away, aged 41, on 2 May 1918, and was buried beside her husband at the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York.
Descendants later claimed that while she was never a woman of robust health, the loss of her husband and her experiences in the Titanic disaster hastened her early death.
Articles and Stories
References and Sources
State of New York Department of Health Certificate of Death
CreditsMichael A. Findlay, USA
Phillip Gowan, USA
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Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mrs Mary Aline Holverson (née Towner)
Born: Thursday 21st September 1876
Age: 35 years (Female)
Married to: Alexander Oskar
Last Residence: in New York City New York United States
1st Class Passengers
First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 113789 , £52
Rescued (boat 8)
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Died: Thursday 2nd May 1918
Cause of Death: Kidney Disease
Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery New York City New York United States
Travelling Companions (on same ticket)