Midwestern couple


Mike Poirier

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Lightoller mentions a midwestern couple where the woman cheerfully refused to be separated from her husband. After checking the passenger list I am assuming he may have meant second class passengers Mr and Mrs Lahtinen. Unless someone else found a couple who better fits the discription.
 
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Mike, I read somewhere that Lightoller referred to the Chapmans: Mrs Emily Richards said that the Chapmans were right behind her when she entered her boat, but Mrs Chapman said: If John can't go, I won't either, or words to that effect. If the Richards were in boat 4, it means that the Chapmans were on the port side as well. But again, I wasn't there, so this is just a theory.

Peter
 

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Hi Peter:
That is a good guess as any- except he refered to them as a midwestern couple. Which unfortunately the Chapman's weren't.
 

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You'll have to excuse me Peter. I just found out Lightoller meant mid western England. I had never heard that turn of phrase used in England, so that is what confused me.
Mike
 

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