Survivors listed as having died and victims listed as having survived


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Lawrence Beesley was one survivor who was listed as having died.
Were there other survivivors listed as missing?
Likewise, were there any victims listed as having survived?

Tarn Stephanos
 
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holly lynn

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maybe.....my great great grandma was listed as alive but died
 

Bob Godfrey

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Yes, possibly too many to list. Names collected on the Carpathia were in more than a few cases mis-heard or mis-spelled or both before transmission, and at the receiving end there were problems with "rather weak signals" and further scope for confusion between people with similar names. Two of the best-known passengers wrongly listed as survivors in the British Press were Charles M Hays and John B Thayer Snr (who was probably confused with his son).
 

Inger Sheil

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James Moody was listed in more than one newspaper as a survivor. One London daily paper even had his photo captioned as a survivor. Given the conflicting reports at to his fate, the family held out hope until the end of the week following the disaster that he was among the survivors. Their worst fears were finally confirmed by a telegram from the WSL that stated regretfully that his name did not appear among the survivors aboard the Carpathia
 

Dave Gittins

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A lot of the errors arose when names were sent from the coastal radio stations to New York by telephone. Even if the original Morse message was correct, the names were not heard correctly. Blame early telephones and a mixture of accents.

There were many examples, but my favourite is the paper that confused Rosa Abbott with Madame Aubart. That's chalk and cheese for you!
 
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Cabled reports, including an AP release, listed the Duff Gordons and Mabel Francatelli as lost. These were published in the US, the UK and France.

Dave wrote: "There were many examples, but my favourite is the paper that confused Rosa Abbott with Madame Aubart. That's chalk and cheese for you!"

Dave, that's funny as hell - thanks for the laugh!
 
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Tarn,

You should look at the White Star Passenger List as published in ANTR. - Quite a few survivors show as lost and vice-versa.
 

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