Apologies in advance if this has already been mentioned on the board but I couldn't find anything. I was idly doing an archive research on Titanic for the New York Times and came up with this:
August 13, 2002, Tuesday
Paid Notice: Deaths
BEHR, KARL HOWELL
BEHR - Karl Howell, 88, died peacefully at home in East Hampton, NY, on August 10 from pneumonia. He was the son of Karl H. Behr and Helen Newsom, miraculous survivors of the Titanic. Born and raised in NYC, Karl graduated from Lawrenceville School in 1933 and Yale University in 1937. In World War II he served in the Navy as a Lt. Commander from 1941 to 1946 in the Pacific. A philanthropic businessman, he found Converters Inc. Company in 1952. A resident of Mountain Lake, Lake Wales, FL, and East Hampton, Karl is survived by four daughters, Susan Travers, Princeton, NJ, Sally Ogden, Greenwich, CT, Helen Sanford, Princeton, NJ, and Elaine King, Dover, MA, as well as ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Published: 08 - 13 - 2002, Late Edition - Final, Section A, Column 1, Page 17.
Greetings! How wonderful to find a place to be able to share information on such an intriguing subject! I am currently an actor with the TITANIC Exhibit in Tampa and my primary character is Miss Helen Monypenny Newsom. I have read that her son, Karl Behr Jr. resides in Lake Wales and I have been doing research to get in contact with him - I hear he is 90 years old. Anyone know any information on him? I'm wondering if he might have passed away. Or anyone know any interesting facts on the family? I'm very curious! Any help would be fantastic! I thank you all so much!
> Might anyone know as well about a Carrie, Elaine, or Herman Behr whom all apparently live in or did reside in Lake Wales, FL? I found them while doing a search.. I know that Herman was Karl Behr's father... perhaps Karl Behr Jr. named his son after his grandfather
I found in my collection of post cards a White Star Line boarding pass, 1 st Class for Miss Helen Monypeny Newsom. A picture of the Titanic or Olympic ship is on the front along with the company name ISMAY, IMIRE & Co. London and also White Star Line New York Boston. I do not know when or where I got this card from , it is not a post card. I would like to know more about this pass if I could.
helen newsom photo can be found alongside the photo of her beloved Karl Behr on page 37 of the book "Titanic", which is a non fiction companion to the book "Tonight on the Titanic", by Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne, published by Random House children's books in August 2002..first edition. www.randomhouse.com/magictreehouse should help you narrow it down. Hope this works! If Random house has one photo, it likely has sources for others. I just happened to be looking up photos of the passengers myself, while my daughter was reading this book, and I caught your post...hence the children's book reference. Good luck!