Ethel Beane, Who Survived Titanic Sinking, Dead at 90

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ROCHESTER, Sept. 19 (AP)---Ethel Beane, who survived the sinking of the liner Titanic in 1912, died over the weekend in a Rochester nursing home. She was 90 years old.

The Titanic sank the night of April 14 on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City. The ship, which had been advertised as unsinkable, began taking on water after hitting an iceberg shortly before midnight.

The lives of about 1,500 of the more than 2,200 aboard the liner were lost.

Mrs. Beane, interviewed shortly after the sinking, said she had seen members of the ship's crew holding men back from the life boat stations at gunpoint, after the order was given for only women and children to board the boats.

Her husband, Edward, who died in 1948, had jumped from the Titanic as it sank and was later pulled into a lifeboat.

Mrs. Beane is survived by her son, George Beane of Rochester, four granddaughters and six great-grandchildren.

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