Miss Hayes' Wards Living in Poverty

The Washington Times

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NEW YORK, April 10---With the formal filing of a claim against the White
Star line for the loss of the husband of Mrs. Marcelle Navratil, who went
down with the Titanic, it became known today that "Lolo" and "Momo," the
Titanic waifs cared for by Miss Margaret Hayes, are now living in poverty
with their mother at Nice, France.

Navratil fled from France with "Lolo" and "Momo" and sailed on the Titanic.
A few minutes before the boat sank he handed the children to Miss Hays. The
children could not tell their names and it was weeks before the mother
claimed them.

[Note: The inconsistent spelling of "Hays" is so in the original.]

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2013) Miss Hayes' Wards Living in Poverty (The Washington Times, Thursday 10th April 1913, ref: #19415, published 10 April 2013, generated 24th July 2021 01:59:43 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/-miss-hayes-wards-living-in-poverty-19415.html