- Aug 29, 2000
While hunting up Newport photos for the convention-here's a timely one of Fred with his grand daughter Katherine taken in the early 20's in Newport Harbor-almost a repeat of a similar scene from 1912 with the Gibson girls in that lifeboat! Katherine still has his tuxedo from Titanic- not for sale or photographing at any price! She lives in Massachusetts and I hope she may be able to attend the convention. The Sewards liked to summer in Cape Cod and Newport. Made a nice change from Manhattan in the summer. Katherine wrote " He was a handsome, robust redfaced guy with twinkly eyes and what he called a high forehead, handlebar mustache and a short beard that he grew for the 1912 trip to Greece because he looked so very young for a corporation lawyer. After the Titanic sank, my grandfather got crank calls for having survived and my mother said he never spoke much about it until one night cruising with my parents off Vineyard Haven... and said 'This is like the night Titanic went down'."