Biography of Colonel Archibald Gracie

Hitch

Hitch

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Hey everyone.
Can anyone give me a short biography of Colonel Archibald Gracie?

Like his job, wife, brothers/sisters....

Thanks.
-Carl
 
Phillip Gowan

Phillip Gowan

RIP
Hi Carl,
There's a really good (and memorable!) photo of Mrs. Gracie in the "Gallery of Titanic Visages" under ET Research.

Regards,
Phil
 
Hitch

Hitch

Member
Thanks Phillip.

You mean this one
I must say she is kind of a weird lady. :)

But was she also on board the Titanic?
 
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Bob Godfrey

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Pity she wasn't there. If that hat was seaworthy it could have saved a whole family.
 
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Ben Holme

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Quote "If that hat was seaworthy it could have saved a whole family."

If that's the case, then Charlotte Cardeza's boa would have accomodated the entire engineering department. That thing was a veritable polar bear!
 
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Bob Godfrey

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Gracie belonged to a social class that were usually described as 'independently wealthy' and didn't really need to have a job to earn a living. He had, however, been a colonel in the US Army and was involved in the real estate business. He was also an amateur researcher and writer in the field of military history, and his meticulous and honest approach tended to produce dull and uninspiring reading. But it was exactly the right approach needed to investigate and write The Truth about the Titanic.
 
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Martin Williams

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This is an amusing link! Amongst others, it ought to take you to a set of photographs, apparently dating from 1915, which depict Washington Society women with their dogs. If you scroll through to page 3 or so, you'll find a couple of sweet snaps of Colonel Archibald Gracie's daughter, Edith Temple Gracie, who was doing the rounds as a fashionable debutante at that time.


I wonder what her dog was called?
 
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Martin Williams

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Hmmmm, it doesn't seem to be working properly...is there an IT proficient moderator around who could assist with access to the link?
 
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Bob Godfrey

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The forum software is confused by the ampersand character, so it breaks the linking at that point in the web address. Use copy & paste to get the whole address directly into the browser navigation window and it will work fine.
 
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Martin Williams

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Thanks Bob. I tried to copy and paste directly from my initial Google search, but that was the best it could manage...
 
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Mark Baber

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The forum software is confused by the ampersand character

Actually, Bob, the software was confused by the way the link was formatted. It's been fixed now and works just fine.
 
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