Jack Thayer did not join his parents at the dinner party given by the Widener's for Capt. Smith but ate alone in the 1at Class Dining Room that evening afterwards Jack met Milton Long in the Reception room.
He's my favorite Titanic passenger. He became friends with Milton Long (another favorite passenger of mine). It's a shame that he died so young. Depression is no joke.
Coincidentally, he was born exactly a century before me (1894 vs 1994). His father and brother were born exactly a century before mine (1862 vs 1962 and 1896 vs 1996). Both of us have our youngest siblings being female and born during the first decade of the following century (20th vs 21st).