Mr William Crothers Dulles
Mr William Crothers Dulles, 39, was born 19 December 1872.
Dulles worked as an attorney (lawyer) in Philadelphia, PA and had been traveling in Europe with his mother. He left her in Europe with his sister while he returned to the United States. He boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg as a first class passenger (ticket number PC 17580, £29 14s). He occupied cabin A-18.
Mr Dulles was a bachelor, and owned a horse-breeding farm in Goshen, New York. During the voyage, survivor William Sloper remembered befriending Mr Dulles and the two spent time conversing on numerous occasions. It was reported that Mr Dulles was returning on the Titanic with a dog but the specific breed is unknown.
Dulles died in the sinking. His body was recovered by the MacKay Bennett (#133) and forwarded to R. R. Bringhurst in Philadelphia on 1 May 1912.
William Dulles was buried in a private mausoleum at the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia, PA. Vandals have since damaged the doors to the Dulles mausoleum and knocked out the glass. However the inside of the mausoleum was not disturbed. Thanks to the vandals, one can read the inscription on the William Dulles' crypt:
Articles and Stories
References and Sources
Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (Public Archives of Nova Scotia) (#133)
CreditsMichael A. Findlay, USA
Link and cite this page
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Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mr William Crothers Dulles
Born: Thursday 19th December 1872
Age: 39 years (Male)
Last Residence: in Philadelphia Pennsylvania United States
1st Class Passengers
First Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 17580 , £29 14s
Cabin No.: A18
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912).
Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 133)
Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery Philadelphia Pennsylvania United States