Briggs: Sibling victims of Titanic - Empress


Mar 20, 1997
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I was idly rereading some of David Zeni's wonderful book on the Empress of Ireland and my eye was caught by a mention of victim Mrs. F. E. Briggs Boynton of St. Thomas, Ontario where a local paper had reported that she had a sister who also perished on the Titanic?

Has anyone been able to verify if this is indeed accurate and who the Titanic passenger was?

Thanks,
Arthur
 
Nov 22, 2000
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Hi Arthur, Having done extensive research into the lives of the Empress passengers for her final voyage, I can find only one reference in the contemporary press relating to Mrs. Boynton and a supposed relationship to a Titanic passenger. I'm certain it was the handiwork of a careless reporter.
 

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