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Emma Lillian Hutchison

Carpathia First Cabin Passenger

Emma Lillian Hutchison
Emma Lillian Hutchison

Emma Lillian Hutchison, née Reynolds, was born in Oil City, Pennsylvania on 12 October 1882.1 She was the daughter of dental supplies merchant Ernest L. Reynolds and the former Mary E. Reed. She had four known siblings, including one sister and three brothers. 

Later settling in Pittsburgh, on 5 April 1912 Emma was married to architect Charles Milton Hutchison; for their honeymoon to Europe, the couple boarded the Carpathia as first cabin passengers. 

Following the rescue of the survivors, the newlyweds sacrificed their cabin to young widow Eloise Hughes Smith; in turn they shared a cabin with Mr and Mrs Iddiols. Upon their arrival in New York Mr Hutchison gave an interview to the Pittsburgh Press (published 21 April 1912) after which the couple resumed their honeymoon, eventually returning to the USA in August 1912 aboard the Lusitania.

In later years Emma and her husband moved to California and their only child, Charles Milton Hutchison Jr, was born there in 1921. 
Emma Hutchison died in Los Angeles on 9 July 1956; she was buried in that city’s Angelus Rosedale Cemetery.


  1. Bäbler gives the year as 1885.

References and Sources

RMS Carpathia: First Class Passenger List printed on board
First Class Passenger List including place of living or booking, published in New York Times, 19 April 1912
Pittsburgh Press, 21 April 1912

Newspaper Articles

Pittsburgh Press (21 April 1912) Graphic Story of Titanic Survivors' Rescue
Pittsburg Architect, passenger on the Carpathia
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Carpathia Passenger Summary

Name: Mr Emma Lillian Hutchison (née Reynolds)
Born: Thursday 12th October 1882 in Oil City, Pennsylvania, United States
Age: 29 years 6 months and 3 days (Female)
Nationality: American
Marital Status: Married to Charles Milton Hutchison
Ship: Carpathia
Died: Monday 9th July 1956 in Los Angeles, California, United States aged 73 years
Buried: Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, California, United States,

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