Mrs Waika Nakid (née Mowad)

Mrs Said Nackid (Mary Mowad), 19, was born in the Lebanon on 18 November 1892 the daughter of Michael Mowad and his wife.

Mrs Nackid boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg with her husband Said and 18 month old daughter Mary. They were Third Class Passengers travelling to Waterbury, CT and were rescued in collapsible C.

Tragedy again hit the family soon after the sinking when young Mary Nackid became the first survivor of the Titanic to die. She contracted Meningitis and died on 30 July 1912.

Said and Mary later had another daughter, Catherine, and 4 sons - Thomas, John, Frederick, and Anthony. After Said's death from tuberculosis in 1926 Mary did not remarry and she died in Waterbury on 23 January 1963 at the age of 70.

She was buried beside her husband at the Calvary Cemetery, Waterbury, Connecticut.

Courtesy of Michael A. Findlay, USA

Michael A. Findlay, USA
Phillip Gowan, USA

References and Sources
Waterbury Republican 24 January 1963, p.8
Connecticut State Department of Health - Certificate of Death Death Certificate


Photograph of the Nakid Family




Articles and Stories

Mrs. Mary (Mowad) Nackid

Waterbury Republican  (1963) 


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