Discovery of Newell Father


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As of late I was reading a periodical from my collection entitled..."Woman's World, The Woman's weekly" which is dated April 21, 1987.
[I missed nothing in my heyday of researching]

Anyhow a particular article headed "Turning Point: Titanic Survivor" is by Marjorie Newell Robb as told to Ned Grey. In the article Marjorie writes..."Some two weeks later, Mother was planning a memorial service when a neighbor broke the news that Father's body had washed up on the shore of Newfoundland. Our neighbor went to Halifax and indentified Father by his appointment book and the onyx ring on his right hand. Father is buried in Mt. Auburn cemetery in Cambridge".

I realize there exists another account of the Newell body being recovered by the Mackay Bennet.

So what about Marjorie's telling account?

Michael Cundiff
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Apr 16, 2001
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Hi Michael,

Marjorie Newell Robb was unclear regarding the details of the recovery of her father's body.

Mrs. Robb was told the specifics in 1985, a few years after her interview in Yankee magazine.

Mrs. Robb also stated that she had no knowledge of who Frank Newell was - the undertaker from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, who reportedly "collapsed" after "seeing his uncle's body" after it arrived in Halifax.

I hope this helps.

Kind regards,

Mike Findlay
 
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Thank you Mike Findlay, and BTW ...I am glad to see that you are still a member of our beloved ET...;-)

Michael Cundiff
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Thank you for your kind words, Mike. I am only too happy to help whenever or wherever I can.

I'm afraid my Titanic interest has dwindled, but I never fail to visit this wonderful website as time allows. I always expect to learn something new here, and continue to be very grateful to Phil Hind and everyone else who contribute to this historical site.

Kind regards to all,

Mike Findlay
 
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Remember reading the Yankee magazine article years ago.