I think there is a mistake on Jack Thayer's bio. It says that he and his wife only had two sons but on another website it said they had 3 sons and 3 daughters? Is bytenet.net right or is et right? Can someone help?
Andy,the Thayer family situation can look rather confusing. There were 4 generations of Thayers each having a John Borland Thayer. It was JBT III and his son JBT IV who travelled on Titanic. JBT III died in the sinking, aged 48 - he would have been 49 later that month. He and his wife, Marian, had 4 children: 2 sons and 2 daughters. I think ET has it almost entirely right - only a very minor slip over JBT III's age. I hope you, and perhaps others, will now be less confused.
Wait, it was John Borland Thayer II and John Borland Thayer III who travelled on the titanic. John Borland Thayer III later married and had the following 6 children:
Lois Frazier Thayer
Julie Iseline Thayer
Pauline Magire Thayer
John Thayer IV