George and Harry Widener


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Rachel Boland

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I read that the McKay Bennett had identified the bodies of George and Harry Widener, but commited them to burial at sea. But yet I find no mention in ET about their bodies as being identified?
 

Mike Herbold

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Rachel:
In "Titanic Halifax," (available through Amazon.com) by Alan Jeffers and Rob Gordon, they say, with pictures of Mr. and Mrs.:
"The family of Philadelphia millionaire George Widener came to Halifax to claim his body when the 'Mackay Bennett' returned. The body was not found."
Mike
 
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Chris Dohany (Cdohany)

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The body of George Widener's valet, Edwin Keeping was recovered after the sinking. From what I've heard, papers belonging to Widener were found on the body and thus for a time he was thought to be Mr. Widener himself.
Chris D.
 

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