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Kiki, If you will send me an address, snail or email, I will put you in touch with a very nice man who has done extensive geneaology on the Kink family, and was a close personal friend of Lou Pope's. There is a great deal of information on Luise (Louise) Kink Pope as she granted many interviews and posed for many photographs, and was very active in attending titanic-related gatherings up until the year before she died. A highlight for her was presenting a plaque at Ellis Island in memory of those lost aboard Titanic. A link to some of those photos is here:
http://www.revdma2.com/Louise.html
 

Vicki Logan

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Shelly, your site and pictures are wonderful as always. You've peaked my curiosity on the Morro Castle. Is that the liner that had a fire and sank?
Thank you for the information.
Sincerely,
Vicki Logan
 
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Thanks! Yes that 's the ship! TIS Archives just received a magnificent donation of 20 years'plus worth of research by historian Bob McDonnell, who uncovered the real truth about the incredible night of death, murder, arson and disaster at sea. The last time I was in Asbury Park, the Convention Hall was still there. She smoldered afloat for days near that beach, and became such a tourist attraction- there are many photos. The Prince sisters shown below, were survivors (Lou Pope is in the middle). Sadly they are all no longer with us, but I believe Dolly McTeague, another Morro Castle survivor is still alive -she was a Follies dancer and had such great stories to tell. There are at least two books about the Morro Castle in print. Her saga reads like a novel!
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Scott R. Andrews

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Marty Comes:

I just happened upon your post regarding your friend who is related to Wallace Hartley. When I lived in NJ, I worked with a man by the name of Kevin Noone, and his mother's maiden name was Hartley. If I'm remembering things correctly, his Great-Grandfather was Albion Hartley's brother, making this man Wallace Hartley's uncle. Could Kevin, by any chance, be the same person? What was even stranger was meeting Kevin's daughter at a company picnic around 1996 or '97; she was perhaps 19 or 20 at the time, and was the spitting image of a young Vivian Leigh (Vivian Mary Hartley). The resemblance was so apparent and so striking that it was almost scary!

Regards,
Scott Andrews
 
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First class passenger/survivor, ANNIE MAY MORRIS STENGEL was Jessie Eliza Morris Thompson's first cousin. Jessie was my great grandmother.
Annie May's father, Charles Morris and Jessie's father, Elijah Morris were bothers. They were the sons of John Stevens Morris and Annie Eliza Webb Morris and direct descentants of Thomas and Elizabeth Morris who sailed from England in 1637 with the Davenport group and settled in New Haven, CT.

As you know Annie May and her husband Charles Emil Henry Stengel boarded Titanic at Cherbourg. They were reunited on the Carpathia.
 

Brian Ahern

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Thanks for sharing, Starr. The Stengels are one of those couples who it's difficult to find info on about their lives off the Titanic.
 
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Hi everyone. My name is James Farthing. Just wondering if anyone has info on passenger John Farthing. Anything would be helpful!! Thanks
 
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James - Heres a bit more:

and Manservant (John Farthing). Missing. Cabin C57.
(From The Emergency and Relief booklet by the American Red Cross, 1913).
No. 137. (English). A valet travelling with an aged passenger, refusing the opportunity to be rescued, died with his employer. The widow, 50 years of age, earns $50 a month as a housekeeper. She has no children. Recently, her health has been poor and she had given up her work, planning to go to England for a visit to her sister. upon the death of her husband, she felt she could not afford to rest, and therefore secured another position. The money given by this Committee was paid to her immediately after the disaster. The widow received $1,200 life insurance and $1,000 from the family of her husband's employer, whose interest continues, and needed no further help. ($300).

Cheers Brian
 

Henry Loscher

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John Farthing was a male servant to Ida and Isidor Straus employed after 1905. He was married to Thirza but they had not children. He was born in England around 1855, but emigrated to the New York prior to 1896.

Before working for the Straus's he worked for Charles Eisenhower and a Mr. McGreevy.

John Farthing did not survive the sinking. His wife, Thirza, made a claim for $25,000 against the White Star Line.

Regards, Henry
 

Tony Sheils

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The last posting looks as though the info came from Craig Stringer's CD "Titanic People". If so, it should be acknowledged.
 

Mauro Zungri

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My great-grand uncle James Vivian Drew traveled with its Marshall nephew and his Lulu wife. James death in the collapse. I live in Argentina and look for to reconstruct my history
 
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It's quite interesting to read about how much people have connections with titanic people. As far as i know i dont have any. I'm from the netherlands, there weren't much dutch people on, and the ones that where are not related lol
 
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Rae Kenny-Rife

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I am trying to help my son with his science project for school. We have a family rumour that we had a relative on the Titanic. My aunt heard the rumour from her father. Apparently, we had relative on board, possibly in the engine crew. He was 19 and a good swimmer, the rumour is that he was pulled out of the water. He may have worked on the ship in Belfast. My grandfather remembers meeting him as a boy, he would have been 5 when the Titanic sunk. He died in 1972 so we cannot corroborate the story. His hair turned white a few days after being rescued. For our research we are tracing family records to see which relatives could possibly have been a child who was 19 at the time. My son has been going through the crew and passenger records and the records of the survivors to see which males were between 18 - 21 at the time. We had a John and a James Flynn in the family, but neither of those match with the potential ages of the two Flynn passengers. Thanks for the help.....Rae and Graeme
 

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