Speedy Interment of Many Unidentified Bodies in Halifax Becomes Necessary
Funeral Ship Minia, Which Picks Up 15, Ordered to Report No Further Findings
Unless Victims Identified
Special to The New York Times

HALIFAX, N. S., May 2-Sixty bodies of the Titantic's dead will be buried
here to-morrow. It was decided to-night that it was necessary to inter this
number owing to the condition of the bodies.

The weather is becoming so warm that the undertakers are finding difficulty
in preserving the bodies, especially some of those which were hurriedly
embalmed at sea.

The body of Stanley H. Fox of Rochester, N. Y., which was delivered to his
sister-in-law, Mrs. Lydia Fox, and after being shipped was intercepted by
the authorities at Truro, after the receipt of a dispatch from his widow,
was brought back to Halifax to-day. The deceased's effects were again taken
possession of by the authorities. The necessary papers were prepared and the
body was shipped to-night to Mrs. Cora Fox, the widow, in Rochester.

The belief here is that the cable ship Minia, which is expected in port next
week, has picked up practically all the bodies that remain to be found. The
Minia reports that she found fifteen bodies. The Minia's Captain has been
notified to refrain from sending word of any further recoveries unless the
newly discovered bodies are identified, since the mere mention of finding
more bodies might rouse false hopes in those whose dead are still missing.
The White Star Line has gathered for record descriptions and photographs of
the bodies buried unidentified.

Upon application of relatives who wish to establish formal legal
identification, the Municipal Medical Examiner to-day held a special inquest
upon two bodies. One was that of Alfred Rowe, an Englishman, and the other
was the body of an Uruguayan official, Application for the latter inquest
was made by the Uruguayan Government through its Consul General in New York.

The body of a little boy remains in the Morgue, incased in a handsome
coffin, which is almost covered with flowers, the tribute of American women
who are in Halifax seeking dead relatives.  Gen. Russell Thayer, Chief
Engineer of the Pennsylvania Railroad, to-day wired Mayor Chisholm that if
no person claimed the body of the boy to have it buried here at his expense.

R. J. Minihan of Green Bay, Wis., who arrived here to-night, identified the
body of his brother, Dr. R. J. Minihan of Green Bay.

It developed to-day that the name of Antonia B. Antonia should be Alline
Baptiste. He was a waiter on the Titanic. A body hitherto unidentified was
pronounced by Charles Abbott of H. M. S. C. Niobe to be that of Arthur
Lewis, a steward, and the same sailor identified the body of William Gorry,
which also was removed front the unidentified class. A third unidentified
body is now supposed to be that of D. Matheson, the name being tattooed on
the arm over crossed flags and other tattoo marks.

Victor I. Minehan [sic] of Green Bay, Wis., arrived to-night and claimed the
body of his brother, William Edward Minehan [sic] of Fond du Lac, Wis. On
this body had been found $480 in cash and a letter of credit for $2,500.


Related Biographies:

Battista Antonio Allaria
Ramon Artagaveytia
Stanley Harrington Fox
Frank Goree
Arthur Ernest Read Lewis
David Matherson
William Edward Minahan
Alfred G. Rowe

Relates to Place:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Relates to Ship:



Mark Baber

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  1. Karen Buckley (129) said:

    I would like to know why Alma Palsson (which they misspelled on her grave marker as Paulson) was buried at Halifax, Nova Scotia? Didn't her husband, Nils, know that they had recovered her body? And why didn't he request that they send her body to Chicago, IL for burial?

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