Rosa Abbott and her two sons should have been given priority seats in a lifeboat as they were women and children and it should not have been a choice of her own survival, hers alone or none. Regardless of class, more women and children should have and could have been saved. Such a tragic loss. And her own sufferings were terrible: she was almost killed by the cold and her loss shaped her life afterwards. A brave lady.
They are putting together two people. Rhoda Abbott and two children and Rosa Aboy which was with her niece in third class. That is the problem. I actually met the child Aboy. Her name was Carmen Aboy de Valldejuli. She is so traumatized she never allowed her children to buy bathing suits or go to the ocean and has a 10 foot cement wall on her back yard ( close to the sea) so she never sees it. I actually saw the original passenger list and a drop of water fell on the last name only showin AB...they asumed it was Abbot or abbey.
in Frankie Goldsmiths book, he has an image of two postcards sent by 'Rhoda' to his mother where in both cases she signs herself off as Rosa, so I don't really know what this article is on about?
I’ve been reading a lot about Titanic lately. So many intriguing and sad stories...but this one is really the one that gets to me. She was a heroic woman to stay with her sons. I feel so bad for her for what she went through.