Mrs Selena Cook

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Mrs Arthur Cook (Selena Rogers), 22, a newlywed from Oxford, England boarded the Titanic at Southampton. She had left her husband to visit relatives in New York.

During the voyage she shared a cabin (F-33) with Mildred Brown, Amelia Lemore, and Elizabeth Nye.

After the collision on the night of Sunday April 14th Mildred Brown was very reluctant to get up even when Swane and her room mates encouraged warned her of the danger. Only when Selena Rogers exclaimed that she was surely the only person on the entire ship to remain in bed, did she stir.

She was rescued in lifeboat 14 and sat next to Leah Aks as the boat was lowered and the two women remained close after their rescue by the Carpathia.

Miss Selina Rogers: Miss Rogers, of Woodstock road, Oxford was also on board the vessel, but her name fortunately appears amongst the list of those saved.
The Oxford Chronicle (Berks and Bucks Gazette), 19th April 1912 (p.7)

Mrs Cook was later joined in America by her husband, they settled in Pennsylvania where she became an officer in the Daughters of the King organization. She was also an active member of her church and the local history society. She died in 1964.


Articles and Stories

Worcester Evening Gazette (1912) 


  1. In the"List or Manifest ..." she is listed as "Selina Rogers", single, aged 24.

References and Sources

Don Lynch & Ken Marschall (1992) Titanic: An Illustrated History. London, Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 0 340 56271 4
List or Manifest of Alien Passengers for the United States Immigration Officer At Port Of Arrival (Date: 18th-19th June 1912, Ship: Carpathia) - National Archives, NWCTB 85 T715 Vol 4183
Names and Descriptions of British Passengers Embarked at the Port of Southampton, 10 April 1912 (PRO London, BT 27/780B)
The Oxford Chronicle (Berks and Bucks Gazette)
, 19 April 1912, p.7

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(2017) Selena Cook Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #386, updated 25th August 2017 09:47:01 AM)

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