Mrs Pauline Caroline Gibson

Pauline Caroline Gibson

Mrs Pauline Caroline Gibson was born on 30 June 1866, the daughter of James Peter Boesen and Pauline L. Hynsel.  James had emigrated from Copenhagen, Denmark and settled in Hoboken, NJ. She had one sister.

On 22 November 1887 Pauline married 22-year-old builder, John A. Brown (originally from Scotland) at the First Baptist Church of Hoboken.

Their only child, a daughter, Dorothy Winifred Brown, was born 17 May 1889 at their home 320 Willow Avenue.  

John Brown died in 1888 and Pauline remarried to Irishman John Leonard Gibson at the same church in Hoboken on 8 February 1894. They would later settle in Mahattan and have two children, both of whom died in infancy.

Paulne boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg with her daughter Dorothy Gibson, they had been vacationing in Europe since March. They were in Paris when they booked their return passage on the Titanic. The two ladies were rescued in lifeboat 7.

Leaving her hsband in the United States Pauline settled in Italy in the 1920s while Dorothy went to live in Paris.

She died 20 March 1961.


Articles and Stories

Titanic Review (2005) 
Ship to Shore (1984) 
Moving Picture World (1912) 
Billboard Magazine (1912) 


Phillip Gowan, USA
Brian Meister, USA

Link and cite this biography

(2017) Pauline Caroline Gibson Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #130, updated 27th August 2017 05:49:01 AM)

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