Third-class witnesses

Georges G.

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Are there any Third Class testimonies other than Olaus Abelseth, Daniel Buckley and Berk Pickard?
 
No. I have searched already and found nothing. Dices were loaded : if you read further the testimonies, you'll notice that the judge (Commissionner) systematically stops the attorneys when they are to ask something that could have proven the White Star Line or IMM or the American Trust (which was illegal, by the way) guilty of gross negligence. So what a third class passenger would have said could have been incriminating and the control that they had on the First Class passenger to have pressure on them could have not been working with the Third Class passengers who had nothing to loose. By the way, there is one person who sued the White Star Line for the lost of 2 sons which were in 3d class : Ryan. he was almost penny less and he did what most of the passenger didn't have the courage to do. You could find the documentary of that true story on Youtube for free.
 
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The Inquiries had no much interest for 3rd or even 2nd class passengers. The British Inquiry was mainly focusing on the crew and the only passengers called were the Duff-Gordon couple. However Mr. Harbinson was the one who attended the British Inquiry on the behalf of some of the relatives of 3rd class passengers.

By the way, there is one person who sued the White Star Line for the lost of 2 sons which were in 3d class : Ryan. he was almost penny less and he did what most of the passenger didn't have the courage to do.
Thomas Ryan was not a passenger and he only had one son (Patrick Ryan). The family of Daniel Moran (who travelled together with P. Ryan) followed the example and did also sued the White Star Line.
 
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My guess is, there was a clear distinction between the classes. First class were regarded as intelligent and trustworthy. A gentleman's word of honour and pillar of society.

Sadly third class were looked down upon and treated like some kind of stereotype. e.g.






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