BROTHER OF MONTCLAIR MAN ON MISSING LIST

Newark Evening News

Henry Mitchell, one of the second-cabin passengers on the Titanic, who is amongthe missing, was on his way from Guernsey, England, to visit the family of his brother, John C. Mitchell, of 19 Portland place, Montclair.  The brothers had planned to spend several months in a tour of America.The news of the sinking of the Titanic was conveyed to John C. Mitchell early this morning.  Both he and Mrs. Mitchell had remained up late last night, and had gone to bed confident of the safety of the brother.  The real story of the disaster unnerved both of them, neither being able to speak for some time.Henry Mitchell had booked for a passage on the Philadelphia, but wastransferred to the Titanic just before the latter vessel sailed from Southampton.  He was seventy-three years old and had resided in Guernsey nearly all his life.  He visited his brother in 1870 and remained about three months.  John Mitchell had come to America about two years previous.The Guernsey brother had conducted a successful business in the island, from which he had retired.  His wife died last July, and he then determined to visit America again.  It had been his intention to spend some time with his brother’s family, and then, with his brother, travel over the country.  A daughter, Mrs. Ellen Grut, resides in GuernseyAmong the passengers on the Titanic were also relatives of Emil Stehli, of 5 Union street, Montclair.  They were Max Froelicher, cousin of Mr. Stehli; his wife and daughter, Miss Margaret Froelicher, who were coming from their home in Zurich, Switzerland, to visit Mr. Froelicher’s brother in New York.  It was their first trip across the Atlantic.Mr. Stehli’s wife is president of the Alliance Francaise, Montclair, and a member of many women’s organizations in the town, including “The Three O’Clock Club.”

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Acknowledgements

Mark Baber

Citation

Encyclopedia Titanica (2008) BROTHER OF MONTCLAIR MAN ON MISSING LIST (Newark Evening News, Tuesday 16th April 1912, ref: #6212, published 9 June 2008, generated 2nd July 2020 02:36:31 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/brother-montclair-man-missing.html