Honolulu Star-Bulletin

HILO, Sept. 27---Though the Titanic disaster took place many months ago it
has been within the last few days that news has come to the effect that a
former resident of this city was among the victims of the great tragedy in
the White Star liner. Letters received in this city last week from the
British consul in Honolulu have developed the fact that William Morly, who
was well known, here, was among those who went down on the steamer when it
collided with a mass of ice.

Morly was a carpenter by trade and worked in this city for some time on both
the Masonic Hall and the Hackfeld building. He was a quiet and industrious
young man and saved enough from his salary to make a trip to his home, which
was in London. It was while returning from this journey, and bound for
Hawaii, that he lost his life in mid-ocean. The news of his death and of how
it occurred came through inquiries made by the British consul, who had been
asked to see if the young man had left any estate here, or possibly had an
account in one of the local banks.

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Original article digitized by the University of Hawaii at Manoa
Retrieved from the Library of Congress' Chronicling America web site,


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