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Newark Evening News

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The government authorities are making arrangements to bring the body of John S. March, one of the three United States mail clerks who lost their lives on the Titanic, from Halifax to Newark, according to information received by Miss Antoinette A. March, a daughter of the victim, at her home, 59 Emmett street.

Miss March declared today she received a letter from Edward Sands, of 346 Broadway, New York, superintendent of mails, asking what arrangements Miss March wished to make. She informed him that she wished the body forwarded to a local undertaker. Arrangements for the funeral will not be made until its arrival.

March often told his daughter, she said, that he was unafraid of the water, and knew that he would never die at sea.

"He believed these big liners to be unsinkable," said Miss March. "I think he was certain that the Titanic could not sink."

John S. March had been in the employ of the government for more than twenty years, and has been mail clerk on various liners for more than eight years. When off duty he always made his home with his daughter.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2003) GOVERNMENT TO SHIP BODY OF MARCH HERE (Newark Evening News, Monday 29th April 1912, ref: #1115, published 28 August 2003, generated 30th June 2022 01:19:29 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/government-ship-body-march-here.html