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The daughter of one of the major figures in the early history of Duluth and one of the last survivors of the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 died in a Duluth hospital yesterday.
She was Mrs. R. S. Patrick, 85, of 2514 East Superior Street, who was born in Duluth Oct. 19, 1872. She lost her first husband in the Titanic sinking.
Her father, Roger S. Munger, was one of the important men in business affairs in the city during the Jay Cooke era and the years that followed. He was interested in the first grain elevator built here, the city's first opera house, the Munger Terrace Apartments development, and the digging of the ship canal, among other things.
The Munger school is named for him.
Mrs. Patrick was educated in Duluth public schools and in New York City and Neuilly, France. She married William Baird Silvey in Duluth on June 28, 1893, and took an active part in the social and cultural life of the community.
She and Mr. Silvey were returning from a trip to Europe aboard the Titanic, which was on its maiden voyage, when it struck an iceberg and went down with a loss of 1,513 lives. She was one of the relatively few passengers who got away.
Mrs. Patrick lived in New York City from 1914 to 1918. In that year she married R. S. Patrick and shortly thereafter they moved to Duluth. Mr. Patrick died in 1949.
Mrs. Patrick was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and a charter member of Liberty Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. She maintained an active interest in musical affairs and was a member of the Matinee Musicale. She also was a sponsor of and took an active interest in the organization and early development of the Duluth Symphony association.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Melville Silvey, and a nephew, Roger M. Woodbridge, both of Duluth.

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