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Chesterfield Victim

Derbyshire Times

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A young lady who has intimate relatives in Chesterfield was among the officers on the ill-fated Titanic. She is Miss Evelyn Marsden, and is a niece of Mr. and Mrs. G. Robinson, Ash Tree, Chesterfield. A nurse-stewardess in the first saloon, Miss Marsden had previously served on the Olympic and Oceana. her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Walter Marsden, of Adelaide, Australia, her father being the stationmaster at Hoyleton. Both father and daughter had a large number of friends and acquaintances in Chesterfield, and they are hoping that Miss Marsden may have been among those rescued. It was a passion for the sea that led Miss Marsden to quit hospital service in Melbourne, where she received her training, and a trip to England as shipboard companion induced her to go in for a position which would enable her to spend most of her life on the water. Miss Marsden was engaged to a gentleman who is the doctor on the Macedonia, and they were to have been married in the course of a month or two.

[Later she did marry Dr. William Abel James who at that time was ships doctor on the Irishman.]

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2003) Chesterfield Victim (Derbyshire Times, , ref: #1726, published 28 August 2003, generated 3rd July 2022 06:00:08 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/chesterfield-victim.html