Mary Eliza Compton

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laddie

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Just attended a Titanic exhibition. My "boarding pass" was issued in the name of Mrs. Alexander Taylor Compton (nee Mary Eliza Ingersoll) Upon leaving, read the list of those who died - she was listed as not being a survivor, but I understand from the biography listing, that she was a survivor along with her daughter, but not her son.

She was in cabin E-45, so assume she was not among the elite of the passengers who received more publicity.

Thanks for any help you can give.
 

Ben Holme

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Laddie,

You may also be interested to know that Mary Compton appears to have been the oldest woman on board. Born on 7 August 1847, she was 64 at the time.

Best Regards,
Ben
 

Inger Sheil

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The Comptons were also quite possibly the source for an article which appeared in the NYT in the immediate aftermath of the disaster (it describes, among other things, their parting with Alexander on the boat deck and Lowe's rescue efforts). Sara Compton wrote a letter regarding Lowe's handling of #14, extracts of which appear in Gracie's 'The Truth About the Titanic'. Mother and daughter made a joint presentation of a matchbox to Lowe, inscribed

Harold Godfrey Lowe
In Gratitude
Mrs & Miss Compton


It is still in the Lowe family collection today.
 
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laddie

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Thank you all for your information. Now, I have to look at Lowe (assume he was a crew member in charge of the lifeboat).

Laddie