FiremanLouis Michelson

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Mona Parks

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In Walter Lord's book A Night To Remember,he acknowledges a fireman,Louis Michelson,from an interview in a Cedar Rapids Gazette on May 5,1955. Was he a survivor? From the context,it appears that he was. In that paragraph, Lord was talking about "good accounts by some survivors appearing from time to time in magazines and newspapers." does anyone know anything about this man? This was the first and only time I've seen this name. mona
 
Phillip Gowan

Phillip Gowan

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Mona,
Mickelson was another of the many imposters-

Phil
 
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Mona Parks

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Phil,Thanks. would you by any chance have any informatin on an E.D.Williamson? Gracie I.D's him as a Postal Clerk but from everything I've read, this was James Bertram Williamson. I haven't been able to locate E.D. Thanks,Mona
 
Phillip Gowan

Phillip Gowan

RIP
Mona,
I know of no such person as "E.D. Williamson" on Titanic and feel sure that James Bertram is the one spoken of.

Phil
 
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Mark Baber

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Like Gracie, however, contemporary news reports give "E.D." as the initials of the British mail clerk Williamson. See the Newark Evening News article at
http://groups.yahoo. com/group/OceanicSte amNavigationCo/files /Titanic%20News%20Ar ticles/Newark%20Even ing%20News/20%20Apri l%201912%2C%20%2307
and the Asbury Park Evening Press article at
http://groups.yahoo. com/group/OceanicSte amNavigationCo/files /Titanic%20News%20Ar ticles/Asbury%20Park %20Evening%20Press/2 2%20April%201912
for two examples of this.

Maybe this is just a 1912 thing that was corrected by later research.
 
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