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Mrs. Maud (Maudie Sincock) Roberts, 93, a resident of Lake View Manor in Hancock, and the last Copper Country survivor from the Titanic, died Monday at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility following a month's illness.

She was born April 17 1891 in Canada, a daughter of Melinda and Francis Sincock, and moved to England at an early age. In April of 1912, she sailed on the maiden voyage of the Titanic from England to the United States. The ill-fated ship struck an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean on April 15 and quickly sank with the loss of 1,635 lives.

Mrs. Roberts was one of 540 survivors. She was taken to New York and later arrived in Hancock to make her home.

She married Arling Roberts of Hancock who died in October of 1969.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hancock, the Women's Society of Christian Service of the church and Portage Post 1292, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.

Surviving are a son, Francis of Hurontown; a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Piiponen, of Lakeview Manor; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Frank Sincock of Florida and Gordon of Milwaukee; two sisters, Mildred of Chicago and Inez of Florida and several nieces and nephews. A daughter, June Talbot, died in 1957.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the O'Neill Funeral Home. The Rev. Charles Jacobs will officiate and burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Houghton.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. The VFW Auxiliary service will be held there at 7:30 p.m.

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