Which Titanic survivors attended the Conventions


Andrew Maheux

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The Titanic Historical Society held it's first convention with survivors in September, 1973.
Of the following 87 survivors still alive then, which ones attended the conventions, and what year?

Andre Mallet
Vera Dick
Thamine Thomas
Lyyli Silven
Gunnar Tenglin
Georgette Madill
Laura Cribb
Margaret Devaney
Marie Jerwan
Antoinette Mallet
Jean Hippach
Washington Dodge Jr.
Artur Olsen
Edith Rosenbaum
Meier Moor
Nora O'Leary
Halim Moubarek
Richard Becker
Eva Dean
Mary Marvin
Anna Sjoblom
Mary Lines
Margaret Graham
Madeline Mellinger
Anna Thomas
Sophie Abrahim
Bertha Nilsson
Bridget O'Driscoll
Frederick Ray
Albert Caldwell
Anna Nysten
Neville Coutts
Julia Smyth
Lillian Bentham
Helen Ostby
Neshan Krekorian
Gershon Cohen
Orian Davidson
Mrs. Louise Kink
George Moubarek
Juliette Laroche
Helen Corr
Carla Jenson
Olaus Abelseth
Johan Swenson
Frank Goldsmith
Frank Prentice
Anna Turja
Marie Baclini
Kate Herman
Felix Asplund
Sidney Daniels
Ethel Beane
Nellie Snyder
Helen Mocklare
Maud Sincock
Alice Cleaver
Edwina Troutt
William Carter
Agnes Sandstrom
John Ryerson
Nina Harper
Marshall Drew
Mary Davis
George Richards
William Richards
Ann McGowan
Ruth Becker
Michael Joseph
Frank Aks
George Thomas
Bertram Dean
Marjorie Newell
Louise Kink
Alden Caldwell
Bertha Watt
Helen Shine
Beatrice Sandstrom
Eva Hart
Edith Brown
Louise Laroche
Eleanor Johnson
Michel Navratil
Barbara West
Lillian Asplund
Milvina Dean
Winifred Quick

I know this may be quite a list but if you know which ones attended the conventions that would be helpful

Thank you

Andrew Maheux
 
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Andrew,

WOW.....

There were additional survivors still living whom you didn't mention (from memory, a quick count shows about nine others):

George T. Rowe, Emilio Portaluppi, Edward Ryan, Tom McCormack, Bertha Ilett, Anna Salkjelsvik, Carl Johnson, Louis Garrett and Hannah Riordan. A few other men and women were still alive also.

The first THS convention was held in Greenwich, Connecticut in 1973.

The following survivors attended:

Mr. Washington Dodge, Jr.
Mr. Frank Goldsmith
Mrs. Edwina Troutt MacKenzie
Mrs. Madeleine Mellenger Mann
Mrs. Margaret Devaney O'Neill
Mrs. Bertha Watt Marshall

1977 THS Convention in Greenwich, Connecticut:

Mr. Frank Goldsmith
Mrs. Nelle Snyder

1982 THS Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

Mr. Frank Aks
Mrs. Ruth Becker Blanchard
Miss Eva Hart
Mrs. Edwina Troutt MacKenzie
Mr. George Thomas

1987 THS Convention in Wilmington, Delaware:

Mr. Frank Aks
Mrs. Ruth Becker Blanchard
Mr. Bertram Dean
Mrs. Edith Brown Haisman
Miss Eva Hart
Mrs. Marjorie Newell Robb
Mr. Michel Navratil
Mrs. Louise Kink Pope
Mrs. Eleanor Johnson Shuman

1988 THS Convention in Boston, Massachusetts:

Mr. Frank Aks
Mrs. Ruth Becker Blanchard
Mr. Bertram Dean
Miss Millvina Dean
Miss Eva Hart
Mrs. Marjorie Newell Robb
Mr. Michel Navratil
Mrs. Louise Kink Pope
Miss Beatrice Sandstrom
Mrs. Eleanor Johnson Shuman

1992 THS Convention in Boston, Massachusetts:

Miss Millvina Dean
Miss Eva Hart
Mrs. Louise Kink Pope
Mrs. Eleanor Johnson Shuman

After 1992, only Millvina Dean attended the conventions given there were so few survivors living and well enough to travel to them.

Of course, many of the survivors you mentioned were alive at the time of the sinking but did not want to be reminded of the sinking or participate in a gathering of Titanic researchers. Some were also quite elderly, were in poor health, had failing memories, and in some cases, had no transportation to and from the events.

Hope this helps.

Mike Findlay
 

Kyrila Scully

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Mike, I received a photograph (8x10) of the survivors at the '87 Delaware convention from a man who lives not far from me. He said he got it from someone who claims to have been the photographer. However, I understand a similar photograph was used on the cover of the THS Commutator. How can I find out if my photograph is genuine, or if THS is the owner of the copyright?

Regards,
Kyrila
 

Andrew Maheux

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Wow Thank you for the info, Its nice that even though some of them lost relatives, they were still ok with attending the conventions.

Thanks again,

Andrew
 
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Hi Kyrila,

I do not know who took that photograph at the 1987 THS convention. I remember that many of us who attended the survivor banquet that night took advantage of the opportunity and snapped away.

I have an 1987 original print in my possession that was sent to Marjorie Newell Robb by Ed and Karen Kamuda of the Titanic Historical Society. The back of the photo read "For Marjorie Robb - from Ed and Karen Kamuda." It is possible that Karen may have taken the picture and therefore the original negative belongs to her. When Marjorie passed away, I inherited the print.

Actually, Kyrila, I have over two or three dozen pictures of the survivors together both in 1987, and in 1988. They are better quality then the print you received, and I own the copyright
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Let me know if you might be interested to use one of them instead in case you are wondering about copyright legalities......

Best,

Mike
 

Kyrila Scully

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Thanks, Mike,
Even if worse comes to worse, I would love to have copies of the photos for use in my school exhibitions. I have an exhibition coming up on the 18th (short notice, I know!) and I have a Walgreen's nearby with a photograph reproduction machine where I can make copies and send your originals back.

Kyrila
 
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Filipe Prista Lucas Rodrigues Lopes

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Hi Andrew,

I see that you have missed Elsie Edith Bowerman and Alfred Evans from your list too.

Yours, Filipe
 

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