Titanic passenger survivor Richard Leonard Beckwith is buried in the cemetary behind my property. Does that count? I did a search on this website with the word "Connecticut" and was shocked to find a Titanic passenger only 400 yards from my house! Titanic owner, J.P.Morgan is also buried in the same cemetary.
Andrew: Over the years, I have had the great fortune to meet the following survivors at the THS Conventions: Winnie (Trout) MacKenzie, Margaret (Devaney) O'Neill; Madelyn (Mellinger) Mann; Bertha (Watt) Marshall; Frank Goldsmith; Washington Dodge, Jr.; Frank Aks; George Thomas; Eva Hart; and Ruth Becker. Also, I have corresponded with Mrs. John Snyder, Marshall Drew, and Steward Ray. Finally, I once met survivor Thomas McCormack, not through any THS-related function since he wanted nothing to do with it all, but who lived nearby when I was living in NJ in the early 70s. It was my great honor to have met and corresponded with these wonderful people. Happy Holidays. Dennis
My grandfather, Ernest Persson, was a survivor who died in 1954. I was only 12 or 13 at the time. However, I wasn't aware enough to ask him any questions about the sinking. Thus, I missed a great opportunity to get first hand information. The information that I eventually received was from my father. Once on a vacation in Wisconsin in about 1946, the 3 of us were in a small fishing boat and we turned over in about 20 feet of water. Once again my grandfather had to be rescued by another boat. It wasn't as life threating but he still went into the water again.
Hi all, I met three Titanic survivors: Michel Navratil, who also had long chats with me over the phone, Millvina Dean, who still sends me cards and letters, and the wonderful Louise Laroche, who was a real lady, I was really fond of her. I met her very often in the 4 years before she died. She was a wonderful lady, a real friend. I am in touch with almost every French family connected with the Titanic. Can I help in any way?