Mrs. Quick Dies

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Titanic Survivor Dies.

A survivor of the sinking of the ocean liner Titanic 53 years ago, Mrs. Jane Quick, is dead at 86. Mrs. Quick, 1497 Roslyn, Grosse Pointe Woods, frequently was called upon to recount her experience when the huge vessel went down in the North Atlantic after ramming an iceberg, costing 1,513 Lives. One of Mrs. Quick's surviving daughters, Mrs. Winifred Van Tongerloo, then 8 years old, also was rescued. They were en route to Detroit to join Mrs. Quick's husband, Frederick, who died several years ago. Mrs. Quick, who died Wednesday in Bon Secours Hospital, and her daughter were placed in the 11th lifeboat to leave the ship. Only 16 small boats were launched before Titanic sank. Among her prize possessions was a small purse containing trinkets and a few coins which she grabbed as she left her cabin. "I never know why." she once told a reporter. Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Vivian I Reavie and Mrs. Virginia Nantias; 12 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren.
   Services will be held at 1 pm tomorrow at the R. G. & G. R. Harris Funeral Home, 15251 Harper. Burial will be in Cadillac Memorial Gardens East, Fraser.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2003) Mrs. Quick Dies (Detroit News, Friday 26th February 1965, ref: #342, published 28 August 2003, generated 4th August 2021 02:54:05 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/item-342.html