Any living survivors still left

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Adam Tarzwell

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I really don't know much about the Empress other than that she sank in the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1914 and the death toll rivaled Titanic. 1,100? Anyways was just curious if anyone knows if any survivors are still alive?
 

Jason D. Tiller

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Hi Adam,

No, I'm afraid not. The last survivor passed away on May 15, 1995; her name was Grace Hanagan Martyn. She was seven years old at the time of the disaster.

The death toll for the passengers was more than Titanic's. The final count was 1,012 lost.
 
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Adam Tarzwell

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Thanks for the information Jason. I didn't realize that the Empress lost more passengers than the Titanic. The only reason Titanic's death toll is higher is due to the large amount of crew going down with her.
 
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Adam Tarzwell

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Thanks again Jason. I will definately take a look at it. I just finished reading Lusitania: Lest We Forget both parts and it was a very interesting read into one of the worst maritime disasters in modern times that seems to have been forgotten..
 
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Adam Tarzwell

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Wow that really was an interesting read. Great work of the author. The most chilling thing is that of 138 children only 4 came away from it alive. That is so tragic and sad. RIP the Children of the Empress
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Jason D. Tiller

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You're welcome, Adam.

The most chilling thing is that of 138 children only 4 came away from it alive.
Yes, I agree. It is one of the more tragic aspects of the disaster. I'm not sure if you're aware of this or not, but here in Toronto in one of the cemeteries, there is a memorial to remember the disaster and on both sides of it, there are several graves. If you make it down to the city, I would be happy to meet up and show it to you, along with the Titanic survivors that are buried here.
 
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Adam Tarzwell

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Tha't's Gret Jason. I will keep in touch. What cemetary Mount Hope? Or another one?
 

Jason D. Tiller

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Sounds good, Adam. The memorial and three Titanic survivors are located in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, which is the largest one in the city. Two other survivors are located in different cemeteries.
 

Kyle Hauser

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>>The death toll for the passengers was more than Titanic's. The final count was 1,012 lost<<


Jason the Titanic's death toll was close to 1,500
 

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Kyle, Jason's right. Titanic's 1,496 includes passengers and crew. More people died when Titanic sank, but more passengers died when E of I sank.