JERSEY PEOPLE WHO HAD RELATIVES ON BOARD

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PERTH AMBOY, April 17---Great anxiety in [sic] felt in this city by the members of the Parker, Jaudon, Marsh and Hechheimer families, who had near and distant relatives among the passengers on the ill-fated Titanic.

Owner of Local Plant

Perth Amboy’s interest in the greatest calamity of the sea in the twentieth century centers around the fact that the following passengers were on board and may have gone down with the largest steamship afloat to repose in undisturbed slumber at the bottom of the Atlantic: Benjamin Guggenheim, prominent in the smelting and refining world and one of the principal owners of the American Smelting and Refining Company’s plant in this city; Arthur L. Ryerson, wife, two daughters and a son, of Philadelphia, who are second cousins of Mrs. W. B. Jaudon, Mrs. A. B. Marsh and distant relatives of the Parker family of this city; Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Meyer and baby, of New York, who are first cousins of Mr. and Mrs. William Hechheimer, of State street, this city.

Pleasant Plains Man in Sorrow

Theodore Oxenham, of Pleasant Plains, Staten Island, is also bereaved by the loss of a brother, Thomas, twenty-three years old, who he believes went down in the huge Titanic. Thomas Oxenham, who resided with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Oxenham, at Nt. London, England, sent word to his brother in Pleasant Plains, that he would make the trip on the Titanic on its maiden voyage and expected to spend the coming week-end at the little town on Staten Island. Thomas expected to reside with another brother, Charles, jr., at New Durham.

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