Miss Emily Rugg


holly connors

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I am trying to determine what cabin Miss Emily Rugg may have been assigned. I believe she was on the starboard side, and would have been part of the guernsey group. Any help in my quest is greatly appreciated. This process is new to me, so any advice on where to start looking would be great.

[Moderator's Note: This thread, originally posted to the "Passenger Research" topic, has been moved to this topic addressing similar questions. MAB]
 

Bob Godfrey

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Hallo again, Holly. It's probable that cabin numbers which aren't already known and listed will never be known. I suggested you should create a thread for Emily in the passenger research area because you expressed a general interest in her and I thought you would be wanting to ask other questions? Is she a distant relative?
 

holly connors

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hi bob,
I did have other questions to ask about her, I just started with something I hadn't been able to figure out. I have read what I could find about her which wasn't very much. I am not a relative but have been drawn to her since I first learned of her.(kinda kooky huh?) As long as I can remember I have been drawn to everything Titanic and when I discovered this site I thought I went to heaven. I guess I don't know where to start. Its kind of like a buffet of all your favorite foods. I would love to know more of what she did after the sinking.
You have been so helpful I hope I'm not too much of a pest. Should I Post my questions about her on the passenger research from now on? I see now that my other post was moved because it pertained to the cabin number. Thank you so much for your help. Holly
 
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Holly, you could post questions in or by starting a specific thread in the passenger research section of this forum. Don't be overly surprised if it turns out that there's very little known about Emily Rugg. A lot of these people had little to no interest in posterity beyond what they might leave to their children and more then a few wanted nothing to do with anything related to Titanic. It was a bad episode in their lives they preferred to forget.
 

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Mike, Holly did start this thread in the passenger research area, but because her first question was about cabin numbers the thread was moved here. Perhaps it could be moved back again - into the 2nd Class section?

Holly, there's actually quite a lot of information available about Emily Rugg's experience on the Titanic because she or other members of her group were well covered in local newspaper accounts of the time. These can be read from links on her biography page and were provided I think by Mark Barber (MAB). Much less is known about her later life, because she never married so there are no grandchildren around to provide fond memories (or otherwise!) of this lady. We know that, like many other survivors, she made a claim against the White Star Line for the loss of her property, which she valued at around £100. In terms of modern purchasing power, that's close to £6,000 ($12,000). And like the others, she probably didn't get much of it back.

Basically, after the sinking she was met in New York by her uncle, who escorted her on to her destination at his family home in Wilmington, Delaware, where he ran a grocery store. There she remained for the rest of her life, apart from a couple of trips back to England in the 1930s. She died in 1958. I doubt there was any more drama in her life after the Titanic, but it might be worth contacting a local newspaper in case they have any archive material which mentions her - there would probably be a death notice if nothing else.
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Perhaps it could be moved back again - into the 2nd Class section?

Don't think so, Bob. Although they both relate to passengers, the "Passenger Research" topic and the "Cabin Number" topic address two separate subjects. Certainly, as you suggested in your first message in this thread, a thread in the "Passenger Research" topic would be the appropriate place to discuss Ms. Rugg's life, but the original question about her cabin number properly belongs here, not there.

These can be read from links on her biography page and were provided I think by Mark Barber (MAB).

Who, Mr. Godfey?

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Bob Godfrey

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Don't be embarrassed about it, Mark. There are lots of people who can't spell their own names.
Moloney has the same problem!
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Mark Baber

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No, no, no, Mike. Spell checkers routinely convert me to "Barber,", "Baker," or "Babar," and I like "Baber" quite a bit more than any of those alternatives.

Pronunciation? Well, that's another can of worms.

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Bob Godfrey

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I haven't tried the latest version, but early issues of Microsoft Word used to convert me to Godforsaken. Quite impressive really - not far from the truth!
 

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