Florence May Douglass

Carpathia First Cabin Passenger

Florence May Douglass

Florence May Douglas, née Welsh, was born in East Orange, New Jersey on 30 January 1885. She was the daughter of William Burrell Welsh, a merchant, and Anna Olivia Appleby, both of New York. By the time she was a young teenager, both of Florence’s parents had passed away and she lived in Manhattan with an elder sister and other siblings.

She was married on 8 April 1912 to George Angus Douglass, a lumber merchant from New York; the couple planned to honeymoon in Europe and therefore boarded the Carpathia as first class passengers.

After their experiences on the Carpathia, Mr and Mrs Douglass settled in New York and welcomed their only child, George Angus Jr, in January 1913.

George Angus Douglass Jr.
George Angus Douglas Jr.

In 1921 Florence and her husband and son sailed to Europe as passengers aboard Olympic and would continue to travel extensively.

By the 1930s the Douglass family had moved from Forrest Hills, New York to Greenwich, Connecticut where they spent the rest of their lives. 

Florence May Douglass died on 22 March 1977.

References and Sources

RMS Carpathia: First Class Passenger List printed on board
Search archive online


Günter Bäbler, Switzerland
Gavin Bell, UK

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2021) Florence May Douglass (ref: #2877, last updated: 1st May 2021, accessed 16th September 2021 13:59:39 PM)
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