Lucy Elizabeth Mosher Crocker

RMS Carpathia Passenger

Lucy Elizabeth Mosher Crocker

Mrs Lucy Elizabeth Mosher Crocker, née Smith, was born in West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA on 23 July 1844. She was the daughter of Enoch Noble Smith, a railway depot master, and Lucy Mosher, natives of Massachusetts and Vermont, respectively. She had elder twin brothers, Henry and Philo, and a younger brother who died in infancy.

Lucy’s father died in May 1855 after he was involved in an accident on the railroads; her mother later remarried, becoming Mrs Luke Bliss.

Lucy was married to Samuel A. Crocker (b. November 1844), a dental supplies merchant from Ohio, head of S. A. Crocker & Co.; they had two sons: Alfred (b. 1875) and Samuel (b. 1877). By 1910 she lived with her husband and then-unmarried son Alfred at Alpine Place in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mrs Crocker, along with her son Alfred and his new wife Lyda boarded the Carpathia as first cabin passengers and were bound for a three-months’ long vacation in Europe, an overdue honeymoon for the couple. Following the rescue of the survivors of the Titanic disaster and their landing in New York, the party resumed their voyage.

Widowed in May 1913, Mrs Crocker spent the rest of her life as a widow but continued to travel. She died in Cincinnati on 30 May 1927 and was buried in that city’s Spring Grove Cemetery.

Research Articles

Günter Bäbler Titanica! (2019) Carpathia Passenger List

Newspaper Articles

New York Times (19 April 1912) RMS Carpathia: First Class Passenger List including place of living or booking
Cincinnati Enquirer (20 April 1912) Talk of the town

Documents and Certificates

RMS Carpathia: First Class Passenger List printed on board
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Gavin Bell, UK
Günter Bäbler, Switzerland

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2021) Lucy Elizabeth Mosher Crocker (ref: #2912, last updated: 23rd June 2021, accessed 2nd August 2021 04:46:38 AM)

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