Girl Victim of Titanic Near Death; Got Only $25

Chicago Daily Journal

Margaret McGowan, in Chicago, Tells How official of Line Gave Her “Recompense”

Margaret McGowan, one of the few steerage passengers who started for America on the Titanic and reached here, is at the home of an aunt, 3341 North Ashland avenue, seriously ill, from the shock and exposure of the wreck. The doctor attending her says that constant care may save her life.

She is 17 years old. She lost most of her family on the White Star liner.

Chicago Daily Journal, Thursday, April 25, 1912, p. 3, c. 6

[Note: The correct name for the survivor is "Annie McGowan," not "Margaret." Miss McGowan was a member of the so-called "Burke Party," headed by Mr. and Mrs. John Burke (both lost).]

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