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East Orange People Reported Saved

Newark Evening News

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Word has been received by Colonel Henry A. Potter, of 95 Harrison street, East Orange, that Mrs. Thomas Potter Jr., his brother’s widow, is among the passengers who were rescued from the Titanic. With her was her daughter, Mrs. Boulton Earnshaw, and a friend, all three being residents of Philadelphia. From the message received by Colonel Potter early this morning, Mrs. Potter and the friend are on the Carpathia. Nothing is said in the message about Mrs. Earnshaw, but it was later learned that she escaped death. Mrs. Potter and Mrs. Earnshaw are well known in the Oranges. They went abroad in January, and spent most of the time in the Holy Land. Thomas Potter Jr. died last year. His other brother is William Potter, formerly Minister to Italy.

Among other passengers reported saved on the ill-fated ship well known in East Orange are Mr. and Mrs. E. Z. Taylor, who spent their summers at the Edgemere, 301 William street. Mr. Taylor is the American representative of a British syndicate and had planned to spend the coming summer in East Orange.

Mrs. W. Anderson Walker, whose husband was on the ship, had heard nothing up to noon that would either confirm her fears or give her hope that he had been among the saved. She was in a state of nervous collapse, and friends at the Walker home, 72 East Park street, would not let visitors see her. Mr. Walker is prominent socially in East Orange, and active in Masonic circles, having been elected last December master of Hope Lodge. F. and A. M. Mr. Walker had been in London on a business trip to the firm of rain goods manufacturers in that city, whose representative he has been for the past eighteen years in New York. He sailed for England on March 27 on the Olympic, the sister ship of the Titanic.

While Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Newson, of Llewellyn Park, West Orange, had no relatives on the Titanic, they are anxiously seeking information about their friends, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ryerson, of Haverford, Pa. The Ryersons were returning from Europe with their two daughters and one son to attend the funeral of another son, Arthur Larned Ryerson, who was killed in an automobile accident in Philadelphia Monday of last week.


Mark Baber, USA


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