Encyclopedia Titanica

A W Newell of Lexington

Arlington Advocate

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Among the passengers were A. W. Newell, of 20 Percy road, Lexington, and two of his daughters, Misses Madeline and Marjorie. Mr. Newell is president of the Fourth National Bank of Boston, and is well known and widely acquainted in business circles throughout the city. He is also prominent in Lexington, where he is one of the leading citizens, and where his daughters have been prominent in society and music circles.

Mr. Newell, with the two young women, was just returning from a three month's trip abroad. While across the water he had spent the greater part of his time along the Mediterranean sea, having visited at one time the Holy Land, which he had cherished a desire to see, and having traveled down the Nile into the quaint towns of Egypt. His time on Continental Europe was limited to a few days. Mr. Newell was expected back at the bank to-day (Friday) at the latest. Naturally his associate officers were deeply concerned for his safety. We at Lexington have had the deepest concern for the safety of all three and sincerest sympathy for Mrs. Newell and the second daughter, Miss Alice, who remained at the Lexington home with her mother while her two sisters and father wee traveling. Miss Madeline Newell is a graduate of Smith College, 1903, and Miss Marjorie is a most accomplished violinist.

Mrs. Newell and her daughter, Miss Alice Newell, went over to new York on Saturday of last week, to meet her husband and other two daughters on the arrival of the "Titanic" in New York, the steamer being expected on Sunday afternoon or Monday morning. They were staying at the Hotel Manhattan when the terrifying news of the tragedy was received.

All telegrams from the steamship "Carpathia," that arrived at the scene of the disaster in time to pick up the boast launched from the "Titanic," gave the names of the Misses Newell as among the 868 rescued. Without doubt the 1312 others, that constituted passengers, officers and crew, went down with the wreck and Mr. Newell doubtless perished with the rest who chivalrously gave precedence in filling the life boats to women and children. These, with men to man them, filled all the boats this floating palace was provided with. Their capacity was but little over one-third of the number on board the wrecked vessel, and yet was four more than was required by law. This terrible disaster is likely to bring about a readjustment of England's laws to conform to those of this country which require boats sufficient to provide for the full carrying capacity of each steam vessel.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2012) A W Newell of Lexington (Arlington Advocate, Saturday 20th April 1912, ref: #15209, published 11 January 2012, generated 23rd October 2021 08:41:55 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/a-w-newell-of-lexington.html