Baby Thought Lost Is Safe

Washington Post

Mrs Aks and Child, Titanic Survivors, Reach Norfolk

Norfolk, Va – April 24 – Mrs. Leah Aks and her infant, survivors from the Titanic disaster, has [sic] arrived here, but the woman was too ill to talk and had to go to bed. Mrs. Aks came to America to join her husband, S. Aks, a tailor, who had never before seen their child.

It was the Aks infant that was recovered by the mother on the Carpathia after she had given it up as lost. The infant having been taken by a frantic man fell into the lap of a woman survivor in a lifeboat as it was tossed over the side of the Titanic. The mother, who fainted, was placed in another lifeboat.

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Leah Aks
Philip Aks

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) Baby Thought Lost Is Safe (Washington Post, Thursday 25th April 1912, ref: #3048, published 22 June 2004, generated 21st September 2020 03:59:03 AM); URL :